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Sedimentary rocks can be converted into magma by undergoing which of the following processes?
a) weathering and erosion
b) cooling and crystalization
c) compaction and cementation
d) heat and melting

Rocks and minerals are non-renewable resources, because they take longer than a persons lifespan to form. Non-renewable resources can also be identified if they are used faster than they are made. Which of the following would be non-renewable?
a) fossil fuels from the ground (Coal, Oil, and Gas)
b) Uranium-containing rocks
c) Coal, Oil, Gas
d) All of the answers are correct.

Rocks found on Earth are generally classified as sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous. On which basis are these classifications made?
a) where the rocks are found
b) how the rocks were formed
c) the color and shape of the rocks
d) the chemical composition of rocks

Renewable resource can be replenished quickly or reused over and over again. Which of the following is renewable?
a) Solar and Wind Energy
b) Livestock (pigs, cattle, sheep) and Plants (corn, trees, cotton, wheat)
c) Hydroelectric Energy (uses movement of water to produce electricity)
d) All of the above

Sedimentary rocks are not found on the Moon because
a) there is no silicon on the moon.
b) lava flows are missing from the surface.
c) the Moon's gravity is too weak.
d) there is no weathering on the moon, so sediment is not compacted and cemented on the Moon

Limestone undergoes heat and pressure forming a different rock called marble. Which of these BEST describes marble?
a) It is an igneous rock.
b) It is a synthetic rock.
c) It is a sedimentary rock.
d) It is a metamorphic rock

Which of the following descriptions is the best way to identify a rock?
a) Color
b) Luster
c) Mineral content
d) location that you found it

The surface of old concrete statues are often covered with small holes or pits. Which of these MOST LIKELY causes these holes or pits?
a) Long exposure to sunlight causes the pits to form.
b) The concrete is chemically weathered by acid rain.
c) The concrete is chipped away by sand particles blown by strong winds.
d) The concrete becomes pitted as water freezes in small cracks in the statue.

Younger mountains have sharper pointed edges. Older mountains are rounded off due to
a) earthquakes
b) weathering
c) plate movement
d) silt deposition

Igneous rocks form from
a) sediment.
b) mud.
c) gravel.
d) magma

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