Ch 3 Unit 1 The Rock Cycle

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This quiz will cover all concepts associated with the Rock Cycle.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Because of the processes that take place within the ___________________, rocks can change from one type to another.
  • 2. 
    Rocks are made ...
    • A. 

      Only of organic substances that contain carbon

    • B. 

      Always of quartz and silicon

    • C. 

      Of one or more minerals

  • 3. 
    What are sedimentary rocks made of?
    • A. 

      Molten rock that has cooled

    • B. 

      Pieces of other rocks that have collected and cemented together

    • C. 

      Petrified trees

  • 4. 
    What are the 3 types of rocks involved in the rock cycle?
    • A. 

      Sandstone, shale, basalt

    • B. 

      Dactylic, iambic, spondaic

    • C. 

      Igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic

  • 5. 
    What kind of rock most often contains fossils?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 6. 
    What often leads to the creation of metamorphic rocks?
    • A. 

      Volcanic eruption

    • B. 

      Movement of Earth's tectonic plates

    • C. 

      Erosion

  • 7. 
    Which statement is TRUE about the rock cycle?
    • A. 

      It involves heat, pressure and cooling

    • B. 

      It stops after metamorphic rocks form

    • C. 

      Weathering only occurs in igneous rocks

  • 8. 
    What are igneous rocks made from?
    • A. 

      Molten rock that has cooled

    • B. 

      Pieces of other rocks that have collected and cemented together

    • C. 

      Mountains that have weathered away

  • 9. 
    _______________________ is molten material that forms deep beneath the Earth's surface.
  • 10. 
    Magma that reaches the surface is called _______________________ .
  • 11. 
    ______________________ is a process in which rocks are broken down by water, air, and living things.
  • 12. 
    Weathered pieces of Earth elements are defined as _______________________ .
  • 13. 
    Processes driven by heat from the Earth's  ______________ are responsible for forming both igneous and metamorphic rocks.
    • A. 

      Interior

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Hurricanes

    • D. 

      Tornadoes

  • 14. 
    Weathering of rocks and the movement of weathered materials are processes powered by the shift of dark matter in space....
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    External processes such as water, air and living things produces sedimentary rocks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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