Sedimentary Rocks Formation Question Preview (ID: 59355)

Terms Of The Process Of Formation.

Which of the following best describes sedimentary rock?
a) Rock made from other rock that undergoes a chemical change when exposed to high heat
b) Rock made from the buildup of sediments in layers
c) Rock made from the solidification of cooled magma (lava)

Which of the following is the correct order of sedimentary rock formation?
a) deposition, compaction, cementation, weathering, erosion
b) weathering, deposition, compaction, erosion, cementation
c) weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, cementation=lithification
d) weathering, erosion, deposition, cementation, compaction

Small bits of rock created by weathering and erosion are called...
a) loose sediments
b) organic matter
c) dust
d) magma

Sedimentary rocks contain sediments that have been deposited into...
a) solidification
b) lithification
c) shells and other material
d) layers

What is the process that breaks up rocks on earth's surface?
a) Compaction
b) Deposition
c) Erosion
d) Weathering

When wind, water, or ice carry sediments across earth's surface, it is called...
a) Compaction
b) Deposition
c) Erosion
d) Weathering

What is the process of sediments being dropped in a new location by wind, water, or ice?
a) Compaction
b) Deposition
c) Erosion
d) Weathering

The process in which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue sediment together.
a) Cementation
b) Deposition
c) Erosion
d) Weathering

The process that presses sediments together from the layers above
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Deposition
d) Compaction

Striping that is still visible after layered sediments have been lithified into rock is called
a) Chemical
b) Stratification
c) Clasts
d) Fossil

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