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Geologists classify rocks by observing all of the following characteristics of rocks except:
a) mineral composition
b) smell
c) color
d) texture

A rock's ____________ provides clues to the rock's mineral composition
a) position
b) size
c) color
d) weight

By observing the shape and color of of crystals, geologists can identify the ________that a rock contains.
a) dead animals
b) origin
c) value
d) minerals

This describes the look and feel of a rock's surface
a) taste
b) texture
c) size
d) volume

Particles of minerals or other rocks that make up most rocks
a) grains
b) seeds
c) composition
d) pebbles

A rock that contains grains that are large and easy to find are called
a) course-grained
b) big-grained
c) easy-grained
d) fine-grained

Rocks that contain grains that are so small they have to be seen under a microscope are
a) sand-grain
b) tiny-grained
c) fine-grained
d) hard to see grains

Grains in rocks often form different _______. Some lie flat, some have swirls or different colors.
a) layout
b) design
c) patterns
d) color

There are 3 major rock classifications; which choice does NOT belong
a) Sedimentary
b) Igneous
c) Volcanic
d) Metamorphic

This type of rock is formed from the cooling of magma or lava
a) Igneous
b) Sedimentary
c) Course-grained
d) Jagged

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