Rocks & Rock Cycle

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Rocks & Rock Cycle - Quiz

This quiz is designed to get you to apply what you have learned concerning the three types of rocks, how they are formed and how they change from one form to another. You can use your book or ppt notes but this must be taken individually! You can take this up to 2 times and the better of the two scores will be recorded.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following would you expect to find around volcanic rims of craters?
    • A. 

      Igneous Rocks

    • B. 

      Sedimentary Rocks

    • C. 

      Metamorphic Rocks

    • D. 

      Outer space Rocks

  • 2. 
    Which of the three types of rocks would you expect to show signs that fragments of other rocks or materials were compacted and cemented together?
    • A. 

      Igneous Rocks

    • B. 

      Sedimentary Rocks

    • C. 

      Metamorphic Rocks

    • D. 

      Intrusive Rocks

  • 3. 
    TRUE or FALSE:   Sedimentary rocks and Metamorphic rocks both experience compaction or pressure from the weight of overlying rock layers.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 4. 
    If a rock has parallel layers and dull, earthy colors, it's most likely which type of rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 5. 
    Coal is a natural resource that forms from the chemical change and compaction of dead, organic matter over long periods of time. This would qualify coal as?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 6. 
    A limestone (sedimentary) rock has been pressurized to become a more dense, durable marble. This is an example of?
    • A. 

      Cooling and hardening of lava

    • B. 

      Sediments compacted together forming another sedimentary rock

    • C. 

      Metamorphism

  • 7. 
    TRUE  or   FALSE:  Igneous rocks cool slowly beneath the earth's surface due to the closeness to the heat of the mantle.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 8. 
    Which of the following sets would you expect to find layering in the rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous and Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous and Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Sedimentary and Metamorphic

    • D. 

      All 3 types of rock

  • 9. 
    In order for lava to eventually become sedimentary rocks, which of the following sequence of actions would be most logical?
    • A. 

      Lava cools and hardens, then becomes weathered and eroded, sediments become deposited and melted back into lava

    • B. 

      Lava cools and hardens, immediately becomes exposed to heat, changes into a harder, more dense rock

    • C. 

      Lava cools and hardens, becomes weathered and eroded into sediments, sediments become deposited, compacted and cemented together

    • D. 

      Lava cools slowly beneath the earth's surface and remains here

  • 10. 
    Which of the following could obsidian, the black, volcanic glass, become over thousands of years?
    • A. 

      Sediments

    • B. 

      A sedimentary rock

    • C. 

      A metamorphic rock

    • D. 

      Lava

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Examine the picture. This is most likely which type of rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 12. 
    Examine the picture. These are most likely which type of rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 13. 
    Examine the picture. This is most likely which type of rock? (Hint: These are bands of color!)
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 14. 
    Examine the picture. Which of the following most accurately explains how this rock was formed?
    • A. 

      Slow cooling of lava above the earth's surface

    • B. 

      Slow cooling of lava beneath the earth's surface

    • C. 

      Fast cooling of lava above the earth's surface

    • D. 

      Fast cooling of lava beneath the earth's surface

    • E. 

      Sediments compacted and cemented together

  • 15. 
    Examine the picture. Which of the following most accurately explains how this rock was formed?
    • A. 

      Sediments of other rocks were compacted and cemented together

    • B. 

      Slow cooling of lava beneath the earth's surface

    • C. 

      A pre-existing rock undergoing great heat and pressure

  • 16. 
    Examine the diagram. If rocks found in layer B became exposed to the heat of the rising magma (igneous intrusion), they most likely could form?
    • A. 

      Igneous Rocks

    • B. 

      Metamorphic Rocks

    • C. 

      A different sedimentary rock

  • 17. 
    Examine the diagram. The layer above layer marked "F" would most likely be which type of rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 18. 
    If the rising magma in this diagram cools below the surface, which of the following would you most likely see in the resulting Igneous rocks?
    • A. 

      No crystals

    • B. 

      Small crystals

    • C. 

      Large crystals

    • D. 

      Layers

  • 19. 
    The picture of the fossil below can be categorized as which type of rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous, Intrusive

    • B. 

      Igneous, Extrusive

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

    • D. 

      Metarmorphic

  • 20. 
    TRUE or FALSE:    Fossils will not be found in Igneous rocks.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE