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Which is not one of the three types of grain sizes used to describe a rocks texture?
a) fine-grained
b) small-grained
c) medium-grained
d) coarse-grained

The word igneous comes from the Latin word for
a) water
b) lava
c) fire
d) heat

which is not one of the three major rock types
a) igneous
b) intrusive
c) metamorphic
d) sedimentary

Another way a rock can be classified is by its ___________ or what it is made of
a) color
b) texture
c) composition
d) minerals

_____________ is an example of a fine-grained rock.
a) sandstone
b) siltstone
c) conglomerate
d) quartz

the prefix geo- means
a) life
b) water
c) rock
d) land

The __________ of a rock depends on the minerals that make up that rock.
a) color
b) texture
c) way it's made
d)

________ is how something feels to the touch. but can also refer to the size of a rocks grain.
a) color
b) texture
c) composition
d) rock cycle

the prefix hydro- means
a) life
b) water
c) air
d) land

Some examples of ______________ rocks include pumice, granite, and obsidian
a) igneous rock
b) metamorphic rock
c) sedimentary rock
d)

An example of a coarse-grained rock would be _______
a) sandstone
b) siltstone
c) conglomerate
d) feldspar

Water covers nearly ____% of the Earth’s surface
a) 50
b) 75
c) 90
d) 25

For thousands, even millions of years, little pieces of our earth have been broken down and worn away by wind and water, this is called...
a) breaking
b) erosion
c) sedimentary
d) rock cycle

The ____________  includes everything below the earth’s surface like the earth’s layers (crust, mantle, inner/outer core).
a) biosphere
b) hydrosphere
c) atmosphere
d) geosphere

When magma cools enough, it solidifies and _________ rock is created
a) igneous
b) sedimentary
c) metamorphic
d)

The __________ makes up the oceans, lakes, and rivers.
a) biosphere
b) geosphere
c) hydrosphere
d) atmosphere

The __________ is all the physical features on earth’s surface including rocks, soil, and mountains.
a) biosphere
b) hydrosphere
c) geosphere
d) atmosphere

The ________________ is made up of the gaseous envelope that surrounds and protects the earth.
a) biosphere
b) hydrosphere
c) atmosphere
d) geosphere

The ___________ is all the living organisms on earth including in the air, on land, and in the water
a) biosphere
b) hydrosphere
c) atmosphere
d) geosphere

Igneous rocks are  formed either underground or above-ground. When formed Underground, they are called
a) inner rock
b) intrusive rock
c) extrusive rock
d) lava

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