5 Question Rock Cycle Quiz

5 Questions | Total Attempts: 252

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There are three types of rocks namely igneous rock, sedimentary rock and metamorphic rocks. These three rocks have the ability to undergo a change that lets it transform to at least one of the other types. Below are 10 multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge on rock cycle. Give it a try and see what you recall.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the 3 types of rocks involved in the rock cycle?
    • A. 

      Sandstone, shale, basalt

    • B. 

      Dactylic, iambic, spondaic

    • C. 

      Igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic

  • 2. 
    How are igneous rocks formed 
    • A. 

      Molten rock that has cooled

    • B. 

      Pieces of other rocks that have collected and cemented together

    • C. 

      Mountains that have weathered away

  • 3. 
    Rocks are made up of ...
    • A. 

      Only of organic substances that contain carbon

    • B. 

      Always of quartz and silicon

    • C. 

      Of two or more minerals

  • 4. 
    How are sedimentary rocks formed?
    • A. 

      Molten rock that has cooled

    • B. 

      Formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment

    • C. 

      Petrified trees

  • 5. 
    How is rock different from a mineral?
    • A. 

      One has the name rock the other one has the name mineral

    • B. 

      A rock is a solid, inorganic, naturally-formed substance without a particular atomic structure or chemical composition. A mineral is a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence.

    • C. 

      All are the same

    • D. 

      None of the above