Rock Cycle Processes Question Preview (ID: 7145)


Rock Cycle.

Rocks that have formed from the cooling of lava are called...
a) Igneous
b) Sedimentary
c) Metamorphic
d) Sediments

In a rock cycle diagram, the arrow pointing to the rock...
a) shows the amount of time it takes to form the rock
b) shows the type of minerals within the rock
c) shows the way the rock is formed
d) shows what the rock was before it changed

Where is metamorphic rock formed?
a) at the surface of the earth
b) in the core
c) above the mantle
d) in outer space

A rock sample has many types of sediments cemented together. What type of rock is it?
a) Igneous
b) Sedimentary
c) Metamorphic
d) Rare Rocks

Rocks are melted into magma and then cooled and hardened into rock. What type of rock is it?
a) Igneous
b) Sedimentary
c) Metamorphic
d) Rare Rocks

Rocks are broken into pieces by wind and rain. What process is this?
a) erosion
b) cementation
c) weathering
d) compaction

What is the thickest layer of the Earth?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) outer core
d) inner core

Rocks that are buried deep in the crust and experience pressure from the layers above and heat from the mantle are called
a) Igneous
b) Sedimentary
c) Metamorphic
d) Rare Rocks

The movement of sediments from one area to another is called
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Cementation
d) Compaction

Another way to explain cementation is...
a) sediments moving down the river
b) sediments become stuck together by pressure from layers above
c) sediments get pressed closely together
d) rocks break into sediments

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