Rocks And Minerals: 5th Grade Science Quiz!

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Rocks And Minerals: 5th Grade Science Quiz!

The Earth is covered in a layer of solid rock called the crust. The three main types, or classes, of rock, are sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous, and the differences among them have to do with how they are formed. Test your knowledge of rocks from our previous classes by taking the simple test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the basic types of rocks found on earth?
    • A. 

      Igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic

    • B. 

      Volcanic, plutonic, extrusive

    • C. 

      Gneiss, basalt, obsidian

  • 2. 
    How is an igneous rock formed?
    • A. 

      From earth's internal pressure

    • B. 

      From cooled molten magma

    • C. 

      From the deposition of sediments

  • 3. 
    Metamorphic rocks are the result of _______.
    • A. 

      Sedimentation of particles

    • B. 

      Weathering and erosion

    • C. 

      Heat and pressure

  • 4. 
    The following events describe the rock cycle EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Magma or lava cools, forming igneous rocks.

    • B. 

      Extreme heat and pressure produce metamorphic rocks

    • C. 

      Sediments are created deep beneath Earth's surface.

  • 5. 
    What type of rock forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface?
    • A. 

      Extrusive igneous

    • B. 

      Intrusive igneous

    • C. 

      Intrusive metamorphic

  • 6. 
    Which of the following shows the correct sequence for the formation of sedimentary rocks?
    • A. 

      Compaction, cementation, deposition, weathering, erosion

    • B. 

      Weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, cementation

    • C. 

      Deposition, cementation, compaction, erosion, weathering

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT an agent of weathering?
    • A. 

      Cloud

    • B. 

      Frost

    • C. 

      Rain

  • 8. 
    Transport of sediments usually occurs by______.
    • A. 

      People carrying them

    • B. 

      Rivers carrying them

    • C. 

      By exploding volcanoes

  • 9. 
    We can usually find fossils in:
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Igneous

  • 10. 
    Characteristics that are used to identify rocks and minerals.
    • A. 

      Presence of crystals

    • B. 

      Physical properties

    • C. 

      Permeability

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