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6th Grade Intro To Rocks And The Rock Cycle.[print questions]

A type of rock that forms when hot, liquid rock hardens is called
a) sedimentary.
b) metamorphic.
c) fine Grained.
d) igneous.

A type of rock that forms as a result of heat and pressure but does not melt is called
a) sedimentary.
b) metamorphic.
c) fine grained.
d) igneous

Sedimentary rocks can be made of particles from which of the following?
a) sedimentary rocks
b) metamorphic rocks
c) igneous rocks
d) all of the above

An igneous rock with a course-grained texture forms when
a) magma cools very slowly.
b) magma cools very quickly.
c) magma cools quickly, then slowly.
d) magma cools slowly, then quickly.

Rock can be brought to Earth's surface by uplift and by
a) water.
b) ice.
c) wind.
d) the erosion of overlying rock

The arrangement of minerals in a rock determines the rock's
a) texture.
b) deposition.
c) composition.
d) cycle.

When sediment or rock is buried deep inside the Earth, it is affected by
a) heat and pressure.
b) heat only.
c) pressure only.
d) heat, pressure, and erosion.

This type of rock forms when rocks are broken down into smaller pieces that harden into new rock.
a) Sedimentary
b) Metamorphic
c) Igneous
d) Minerals

The process in which water, ice, wind, and gravity drop newly formed sediments is called
a) Erosion
b) Weathering
c) Deposition
d) Composiiton

The ______________ of a rock depends on the sizes, shapes, and positions of the minerals in the rock
a) Deposition
b) Composition
c) Weathering
d) Texture

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