Rock Pre Test

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Rock Quizzes & Trivia

Rock formation is an isolated, scenic, or spectacular surface rock outcrop as a result of weathering and erosion sculpting the existing rock. Take the quiz below to gauge and advance what you know about this subject. All the best


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rock that forms from the cooling of magma below the surface or lava at the surface is called
    • A. 

      Sedimentary rock.

    • B. 

      Metamorphic rock.

    • C. 

      Igneous rock.

    • D. 

      Coarse-grained rock.

  • 2. 
    Where does most metamorphic rock form?
    • A. 

      At the surface

    • B. 

      Just below the surface

    • C. 

      In ocean waters

    • D. 

      Deep underground

  • 3. 
    Igneous rock that formed from lava that erupted onto Earth’s surface is called
    • A. 

      Extrusive rock.

    • B. 

      Intrusive rock.

    • C. 

      Clastic rock.

    • D. 

      Sedimentary rock.

  • 4. 
    The most abundant intrusive rock in the continental crust is
    • A. 

      Slate.

    • B. 

      Granite.

    • C. 

      Flint.

    • D. 

      Quartzite.

  • 5. 
    The process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind carrying it is
    • A. 

      Compaction.

    • B. 

      Cementation.

    • C. 

      Deposition.

    • D. 

      Erosion.

  • 6. 
    To describe a rock’s texture, geologists determine
    • A. 

      The color and density of the rock.

    • B. 

      How the rock formed.

    • C. 

      The size, shape, and pattern of the rock’s grains.

    • D. 

      How many minerals the rock contains.

  • 7. 
    What forms the structure called a coral reef?
    • A. 

      Skeletons of coral animals

    • B. 

      Deposits of coral rocks

    • C. 

      Cementation of crystals

    • D. 

      Particles of clastic rocks

  • 8. 
    Over time, coral buried by sediments can turn into
    • A. 

      Granite.

    • B. 

      Limestone.

    • C. 

      Coal.

    • D. 

      Atolls.

  • 9. 
    Heat and pressure deep beneath Earth’s surface can change any rock into
    • A. 

      Chemical rock.

    • B. 

      Gemstones.

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rock.

    • D. 

      Sedimentary rock.

  • 10. 
    The heat that changes a rock into metamorphic rock comes from
    • A. 

      The heat of the mantle.

    • B. 

      The sun.

    • C. 

      Movements in the crust.

    • D. 

      Chemical rocks in the crust.

  • 11. 
    Geologists classify metamorphic rock according to
    • A. 

      The exterior color of the rock.

    • B. 

      The overall shape of the rock.

    • C. 

      The arrangement of the grains that make up the rock.

    • D. 

      The degree of hardness of the rock.

  • 12. 
    A series of processes on Earth’s surface and in the crust and mantle that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another is called
    • A. 

      Erosion.

    • B. 

      Crystallization.

    • C. 

      The rock cycle.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the possible stages in the rock cycle?
    • A. 

      Volcanic activity

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Smelting

    • D. 

      Melting