Rocks And Minerals

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Rock And Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will help you and I see what you know about rocks and minerals. It is NOT to give you some grade, but it is a tool for us to use and help you make the most progress possible. Try your best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rocks are made of
    • A. 

      Ice

    • B. 

      Metal

    • C. 

      Coal

    • D. 

      Minerals

  • 2. 
    I saw a landslide last week when it rained really heavily. The rocks tumbled down a hill and landed in a creek. This is an example of....
    • A. 

      Rock'n Roll

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Positation

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 3. 
    Mauna Kea is the biggest mountain in the world and is an inactive volcano. What type of rocks would you most likely find on Mauna Kea?
    • A. 

      Metamorphic

    • B. 

      Pyroclines

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

    • D. 

      Igneous

  • 4. 
    This rock has lumps of gravel, clay, and sand all stuck together. What kind of rock is it?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Sandstone

    • D. 

      Metamorphic

  • 5. 
    I found a cool looking mineral walking to acme the other day. I wanted to test how hard the mineral was. How could I do this?
    • A. 

      Smash it with a hammer as hard as I can

    • B. 

      Try and scrape a piece of glass with it

    • C. 

      Heat it in the oven to 500 degrees

    • D. 

      Put it in acid

  • 6. 
    To make a metamorphic rock I need to add 2 things to any other type of rock. What are they?
    • A. 

      Cold temperatures and time

    • B. 

      Acid and Water

    • C. 

      Heat and Pressure

    • D. 

      Time and Weather

  • 7. 
    Below is a picture of the ROCK CYCLE. Tell me, how can I turn magma into a metamorphic rock? Use the rock cycle to list 2 or more steps to make magma into a metamorphic rock.
  • 8. 
    The picture below shows a rock with thin lines of parallel, flattened crystals. What type of rock is this? 
    • A. 

      Metamorphic

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Pyroclastic

    • D. 

      Sedimentary

  • 9. 
    Cooling magma forms what type of rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Sandy

    • D. 

      Conglomerate

  • 10. 
    Sediment is
    • A. 

      A type of cement

    • B. 

      A word for scientific observations

    • C. 

      A bunch of small pieces of rocks and other material

    • D. 

      A type of water that is undrinkable

  • 11. 
    If a mineral has a metallic luster, it has what type of luster?
    • A. 

      Metallic

    • B. 

      Dull

    • C. 

      Submetallic

    • D. 

      Glassy

  • 12. 
    Sedimentary rocks are usually made
    • A. 

      On top of volcanos

    • B. 

      On land

    • C. 

      Beneath the ocean and rivers

    • D. 

      In space

  • 13. 
    Below is a picture of atoms arranged in a fixed pattern. This is an example of a
    • A. 

      Circle atom

    • B. 

      Rock

    • C. 

      Asteroid

    • D. 

      Crystal

  • 14. 
    Check all the boxes that are properties of some minerals
    • A. 

      Magnetism

    • B. 

      Hardness

    • C. 

      Reaction with acid

    • D. 

      Radioactivity

    • E. 

      Luster

    • F. 

      Density

    • G. 

      Flourescence

    • H. 

      Taste