Quiz Over Rocks And The Rock Cycle

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Rock And Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

Test yourself on the knowledge of rocks and of the rock cycle in this quiz! (8th grade level)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do igneous rocks form?
    • A. 

      An already existing rock heats up but cools off before it can melt.

    • B. 

      An already existing rock melts and cools off.

    • C. 

      An already existing rock is taken apart into sediments, and different sediments compact together over time.

  • 2. 
    How do metamorphic rocks form?
    • A. 

      An already existing rock heats up but cools off before it can melt.

    • B. 

      An already existing rock melts and cools off.

    • C. 

      An already existing rock is taken apart into sediments, and different sediments compact together over time.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      An already existing rock heats up but cools off before it can melt.

    • B. 

      An already existing rock melts and cools off.

    • C. 

      An already existing rock is taken apart into sediments, and different sediments compact together over time.

  • 4. 
    Which cools faster: intrusive or extrusive rock?
    • A. 

      Intrusive

    • B. 

      Extrusive

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 5. 
    Name two names that classify igneous rocks.
    • A. 

      Foliated/non-foliated

    • B. 

      Intrusive/extrusive

    • C. 

      Metamorphic/sedimentary

  • 6. 
    Name two names that classify sedimentary rocks.
    • A. 

      Foliated/non-foliated

    • B. 

      Intrusive/extrusive

    • C. 

      Metamorphic/sedimentary

  • 7. 
    What are the two main processes that convert sediment into sedimentary rock?
    • A. 

      Compaction/cementation

    • B. 

      Weathering/erosion

    • C. 

      Deposition/weathering

    • D. 

      Heating/cooling

  • 8. 
    What two processes do rocks undergo to become metamorphic?
    • A. 

      Compaction/cementation

    • B. 

      Weathering/erosion

    • C. 

      Deposition/weathering

    • D. 

      Heating/cooling