Process Of Rock Cycle Quiz

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Rock Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is to check your basic knowledge of the rock cycle.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    __________ is a mixture of minerals, volcanic glass, organic matter, or other minerals.
    • A. 

      Mineral

    • B. 

      Rock

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Rock Cycle

    • E. 

      Glass

  • 2. 
    The _______ ________ is a model showing process that creates and changes rocks.
    • A. 

      Mineral

    • B. 

      Rock

    • C. 

      Volcanic glass

    • D. 

      Rock cycle

    • E. 

      Specific gravity

  • 3. 
    __________ ___________ recognized the rock cycle in 1788 by observing Siccar Scottland.
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King

    • B. 

      James Hutton

    • C. 

      William Ramsay

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • E. 

      John Hope

  • 4. 
    List the 3 types of rocks involved in the rock cycle.
  • 5. 
    Sedimentary rock can be changed by heat and pressure into ___________ ___________.
    • A. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • B. 

      Igneous rock

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rock

    • D. 

      Rock cycle

    • E. 

      Volcanic glass

  • 6. 
    Metamorphic rock can melt and cool to form ___________ ___________.
    • A. 

      Igneous rock

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rock

    • D. 

      Rock cycle

    • E. 

      Volcanic glass

  • 7. 
    Hot, melted rock, also known as lava, is called ___________.
    • A. 

      Syrup

    • B. 

      Glass

    • C. 

      Volcano

    • D. 

      Magma

    • E. 

      Soup

  • 8. 
    Igneous rock can be broken down  into fragments that may later form __________ __________.
    • A. 

      Metamorphic rock

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • C. 

      Igneous rock

    • D. 

      Volcanic glass

    • E. 

      Specific gravity

  • 9. 
    The primary processes involved in the rock cycle are _________, _________, and ________.
    • A. 

      Magma, heat, and soil

    • B. 

      Water, temperature, and elements

    • C. 

      Pressure, temperature, and fragmentation

    • D. 

      Minerals, rocks, and mud

    • E. 

      Sodium, calcium, and hydrogen

  • 10. 
    Heat and pressure is the process for which type of rock?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 11. 
    Cooling and hardening is the process for which type of rock?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 12. 
    Fragmentation, compaction, and cementation are the processes for which type of rock? 
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 13. 
    Magma that reaches Earth's surface and flows from volcanoes is ___________.
    • A. 

      Lava

    • B. 

      Rock

    • C. 

      Sediments

    • D. 

      Glass

    • E. 

      Elements

  • 14. 
    ______ ______ is a model that illustrates the processes that create and change rocks.
    • A. 

      Minerals

    • B. 

      Volcanic glass

    • C. 

      Rock cycle

    • D. 

      Fragmentation

    • E. 

      Solar system

  • 15. 
    Rocks formed from sediments are known as ____________ ____________.
    • A. 

      Igneous rocks

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rocks

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rocks

  • 16. 
    Rocks formed by changes in heat and pressure are known as ___________ __________.
    • A. 

      Igneous rocks

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rocks

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rocks

  • 17. 
    Rocks formed from molted material are __________ _________.
    • A. 

      Igneous rocks

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rocks

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rocks

  • 18. 
    In what year was the rock cycle discovered?
    • A. 

      1999

    • B. 

      2009

    • C. 

      1788

    • D. 

      1888

  • 19. 
    Name 1 of the rocks in the rock cycle.
  • 20. 
    Name another rock in the rock cycle.
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