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Sedimentary Rocks

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Assessment of characteristics of sedimentary rocks.  

  
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1.  Erosion is the:
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2.  If all of the grains in a sedimentary rock are about the same size, shape, and composition, the rock can be characterized as:
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3.  Sediments are classified as:
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4.  Detrital sediments and rocks are classified by:
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5.  Chemical sedimentary rocks generally have an interlocking grain texture called
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6.  The properties used to describe detrital sediment are:
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7.  The designation of sediment grain size, from largest to smallest, is
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8.  Sorting is a result of:
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9.  Graded bedding forms when:
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10.  The presence of mud cracks in a sedimentary rock is a sign that the rock was deposited
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11.  Oolithic limestone contains small round fossils the make the rock appear bumpy
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12.  Which type of rock is formed when marine organisms convert the calcium and carbonate ions dissolved in seawater into shells and other hard body parts?
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13.  An example of a carbonate sedimentary rock is
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14.  Lithification, the conversion of sediment to sedimentary rock, is a result of
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15.  Fossils can be preserved with their original composition like bones or hair.
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16.  Which of the following is not a fossil?
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17.  The important difference in the clastic sedimentary rocks types -- conglomerate, sandstone, shale and siltstone -- is:
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18.  Rocks made from sediment laid down by turbidity currents often show
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19.  Which of the following is NOT sediment?
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20.  An example of a clastic sedimentary rock is
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21.  The difference between the sediments gravel, sand, silt, and clay is
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22.  Fossils are commonly found in igneous and metamorphic rocks.
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23.  Clastic or detrital sediment larger than 2 millimeters across is
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24.  Sediment and sedimentary rocks
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25.  Evaporties are formed when chemicals precipitate to form cememt aorund sand-size particles.
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26.  You find a sandstone made of well-rounded quartz sand. This likely means that
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27.  Technically speaking, coal is
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28.  Texture can be identified as either pegmatitic, phaneritic, aphanitic, porphyritic, glassy, porous, or fragmental.
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29.  The actions of ____________________ and ____________________ are responsible for most soil erosion.
30.  A vertical sequence of a(n) ____________________ facies shows an offshore facies superposed on nearshore facies.
31.  This rock has no visible crystals and has chemical components.  Some prehistoric tools were made out of this.  The name of this rock is________.
32.  This rock is biogenic in nature.  The name of this rock is________.
33.  This rock comes from mud, clastic and composed of mica, quartz and feldspar.  This rock is called_________________.
34.  This rock's grain size is gravel with angular shape, clastic.  The minerals present are feldspar and quartz..  The name of this rock is_________________.
35.  This rock is composed of silt and is clastic.  The name of this rock is ____________________.
36.  This rock has interlocking crystals and chemical components.  It can be found around hot springs.  The name of this rock is______________.
37.  This rock is composed of mud and or silt with angular grains.  It is usually biogenic because many fossils are found in this type of rock.  The name of this rock is_________________.
38.  This rock is composed of sand size grains and has a clastic composition.  It is often made up of quartz, calcite and feldspar.  The name of this rock is______________.
39.  The rock has gravel sized grains and those grain are rounded due to water erosion.  It is clastic and lithification is cementing.  The name of this rock is___________________.
40.  The grain size is gravel and angular.  The components are clastic and the rock is often found in karst areas.  The name of this rock is______________________.
41.  The rock is composed of pieces of seashells cemented together.  The name of this rock is______________.
42.  This rock has interlocking crystals of gypsum due to its chemical components.  It is prevalent in marine environments.  The name of this rock is___________________.
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