Geology Rocks - Short Cycle

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Miket777
M
Miket777
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 4 | Total Attempts: 1,828
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 384

SettingsSettingsSettings
Geology Rocks - Short Cycle - Quiz

There are three major types of rocks and these are the sedimentary, ingenious and metamorphic rocks. Some people don’t know this but rocks have played a major role in civilization of humans on earth. Below is a geology rocks short cycle assessment designed to measure your understanding of the previous topic. Give it a shot and see what awaits you in the exams.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which is not a layer of the earth?

    • A.

      Core

    • B.

      Crust

    • C.

      Mantle

    • D.

      Magma

    Correct Answer
    D. Magma
    Explanation
    Magma is not a layer of the earth. The earth is composed of three main layers: the crust, mantle, and core. The crust is the outermost layer, followed by the mantle and then the core. Magma, on the other hand, is molten rock that is found beneath the earth's surface. It is not considered a distinct layer but rather a part of the mantle or the core, depending on its location and composition.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Which item is the best model of the layers of the earth?

    • A.

      Lemon

    • B.

      Marble

    • C.

      Peach

    • D.

      Tennis ball

    Correct Answer
    C. Peach
    Explanation
    The best model of the layers of the earth would be peach. This is because a peach has different layers, just like the earth. The outer skin of the peach represents the earth's crust, the fleshy part represents the mantle, and the hard pit in the center represents the earth's core. Therefore, a peach can be used as a visual representation to understand the different layers of the earth.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a property of minerals?

    • A.

      Hardness

    • B.

      Igneous

    • C.

      Diamond

    • D.

      Sediments

    Correct Answer
    A. Hardness
    Explanation
    Hardness is a property of minerals because it refers to the ability of a mineral to resist scratching or being scratched by other substances. It is measured on the Mohs scale, which ranks minerals from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest). Hardness is determined by the arrangement and strength of the chemical bonds within a mineral's structure. Different minerals have different hardness levels, with diamond being the hardest mineral known.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    In which layer of the earth are minerals found?

    • A.

      Inner core

    • B.

      Mantle

    • C.

      Crust

    • D.

      Outer core

    Correct Answer
    C. Crust
    Explanation
    Minerals are found in the crust of the Earth. The crust is the outermost layer of the Earth and is composed of various types of rocks and minerals. This layer is relatively thin compared to the other layers, and it is where most of the Earth's geological activity takes place. The crust is also the layer that humans interact with the most, as it is where we live and where we extract valuable resources such as metals and gemstones.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Which of the following statements is false?

    • A.

      Rocks are made of one or more minerals.

    • B.

      Minerals are made of something that was never living.

    • C.

      Non-solid substances like water and gas are also classified as minerals.

    • D.

      Rocks cannot be made from animal and plant remains.

    Correct Answer
    D. Rocks cannot be made from animal and plant remains.
    Explanation
    The statement "Rocks cannot be made from animal and plant remains" is false because rocks can indeed be made from animal and plant remains. Fossil rocks, such as coal and limestone, are formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    What do we call the process of rocks changing from one form to another?

    • A.

      Mineral identification

    • B.

      The rock cycle

    • C.

      Luster

    • D.

      The Mohs' Scale

    Correct Answer
    B. The rock cycle
    Explanation
    The process of rocks changing from one form to another is called the rock cycle. This refers to the continuous transformation of rocks through various geological processes such as weathering, erosion, deposition, heat, and pressure. These processes cause rocks to undergo changes in their composition, texture, and structure, leading to the formation of different types of rocks over time. The rock cycle is a fundamental concept in geology and helps explain the Earth's dynamic nature and the formation of different landforms.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Which statement identifies how rocks and minerals are the same?

    • A.

      Rocks and minerals are both crystals.

    • B.

      They are both from animal and plant remains.

    • C.

      They both come in different color and sizes.

    • D.

      They are arranged in a repeating pattern.

    Correct Answer
    C. They both come in different color and sizes.
  • 8. 

    Use the “Mineral Identification” chart on page 40 of your data booklet to identify the mineralthat Lindsey found while digging in the construction site. In her field journal, she wrote that the mineral looked like polished metal and could be scratched by a steel nail. It left a blackish streak on the streak plate.Using the information from her field journal and the “Mineral Identification” chart, identify which mineral Lindsey found.

    • A.

      Feldspar

    • B.

      Graphite

    • C.

      Hematite

    • D.

      Magnetite

    • E.

      Pyrite

    Correct Answer
    E. Pyrite
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, the mineral Lindsey found has the following characteristics: it looks like polished metal, can be scratched by a steel nail, and leaves a blackish streak on the streak plate. Comparing these characteristics with the information in the "Mineral Identification" chart, the mineral that matches all these properties is Pyrite.

    Rate this question:

Related Topics

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.