Froiland's Rocks And Minerals

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Rock And Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

This is a 8th grade test of rocks and minerals, scientific skills, archeology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do we call the land part of our planet?
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Biosphere

    • C. 

      Hydrosphere

    • D. 

      Lithosphere

  • 2. 
    What do we call the gases that surround earth?
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Biosphere

    • C. 

      Hydrosphere

    • D. 

      Lithosphere

  • 3. 
    What do we call the water and ice of earth?
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Biosphere

    • C. 

      Hydrosphere

    • D. 

      Lithosphere

  • 4. 
    What do we call the living parts of Earth?
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Biosphere

    • C. 

      Hydrosphere

    • D. 

      Lithosphere

  • 5. 
    What is the center most part of earth called?
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Mantle

  • 6. 
    What is the middle, molten layer of earth called?
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Mantle

  • 7. 
    What is the outermost layer of the earth (part we live on)?
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Mantle

  • 8. 
    What is a set of learned values, beliefs and behaviors of a society?
    • A. 

      Artifact

    • B. 

      Chronology

    • C. 

      Context

    • D. 

      Culture

    • E. 

      Evidence

  • 9. 
    Any object made or used by a human, is called a(n) ________________.
    • A. 

      Artifact

    • B. 

      Chronology

    • C. 

      Context

    • D. 

      Culture

    • E. 

      Evidence

  • 10. 
    Data which scientists use to prove a point, is ________________.
    • A. 

      Artifact

    • B. 

      Chronology

    • C. 

      Context

    • D. 

      Culture

    • E. 

      Evidence

  • 11. 
    ___________________ is the arrangement of events in the order they occurred.
    • A. 

      Artifact

    • B. 

      Chronology

    • C. 

      Context

    • D. 

      Culture

    • E. 

      Evidence

  • 12. 
    _______________ is the relationship artifacts have to one another and the situation in which they're found.
    • A. 

      Artifact

    • B. 

      Chronology

    • C. 

      Context

    • D. 

      Culture

    • E. 

      Evidence

  • 13. 
    An ancient garbage mound is a ______________.
    • A. 

      Flake

    • B. 

      Midden

    • C. 

      Sherd

    • D. 

      Subsistence

  • 14. 
    Tasks people perform to obtain food to live is known as _________________.
    • A. 

      Flake

    • B. 

      Midden

    • C. 

      Sherd

    • D. 

      Subsistence

  • 15. 
    ________________ is a broken piece of pottery.
    • A. 

      Flake

    • B. 

      Midden

    • C. 

      Sherd

    • D. 

      Subsistence

  • 16. 
    ______________ is a broken piece of an ancient rock tool.
    • A. 

      Flake

    • B. 

      Midden

    • C. 

      Sherd

    • D. 

      Subsistence

  • 17. 
    Property observed when looking at the color of a mineral.
    • A. 

      Cleavage

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Fracture

    • D. 

      Luster

    • E. 

      Streak

  • 18. 
    The color of the powder of a mineral.
    • A. 

      Cleavage

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Fracture

    • D. 

      Luster

    • E. 

      Streak

  • 19. 
    The way light reflects off a mineral.
    • A. 

      Cleavage

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Fracture

    • D. 

      Luster

    • E. 

      Streak

  • 20. 
    Minerals that have flat planes of breakage are said to have this property.
    • A. 

      Cleavage

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Fracture

    • D. 

      Luster

    • E. 

      Streak

  • 21. 
    Minerals that have curved or jagged surfaces of breakage are said to have this property.
    • A. 

      Cleavage

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Fracture

    • D. 

      Luster

    • E. 

      Streak

  • 22. 
    ___________ rocks are formed by the cooling of magma.
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

  • 23. 
    _____________ rocks are formed by the layering of sediment over time.
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

  • 24. 
    _____________ rocks are formed by changing already formed rocks with extreme heat and/or pressure.
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

  • 25. 
    ________________ is molten material inside the earth.