Summative Review Of Rock Formation

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Rock Quizzes & Trivia

A summative assessment on the formation of Rocks and The Rock Cycle


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Soil contains organic matter such as animals that are no longer living, leaves, earthworms, and at times, dung.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which type of rock is associated with the words "Molten" and "Lava"?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Igneous

  • 3. 
    Which type of rock is known as "the hardest rock type?"
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Igneous

  • 4. 
    Which of the following represents the 3 layers of soil?
    • A. 

      Clay, Silt, Sand

    • B. 

      Clay, Subsoil, Dirt

    • C. 

      Topsoil, Subsoil, Bedrock

  • 5. 
    Within which of the following would I find the mineral Silica?
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      Mud

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are the 3 types of rocks?
    • A. 

      Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Sedimentary, Granite, Feldspar

    • C. 

      Sedimentary, Mud Rock, Igneous

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best describes the word "sediment."
    • A. 

      Non-living organic matter

    • B. 

      Tiny pieces of broken rock

    • C. 

      Magma that has cooled

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes the word "weathering."
    • A. 

      Natural forces that break down rock into smaller pieces

    • B. 

      Natural mud at the bottom of a river

    • C. 

      An option between two choices

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes how Sedimentary Rocks are formed?
    • A. 

      Rain causes rock to break down, ice freezes the rock back together to form new rock

    • B. 

      Sediments are struck by lightning which causes the sediments to compact and form rock

    • C. 

      Rocks weather, sediment is carried by wind or water, sediments are deposited and layers of sediment compact to form rock

  • 10. 
    Which type of rock is known as 'the most commonly found' and 'formed in layers'?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Igneous

  • 11. 
    Which of the following would be most helpful to soil?
    • A. 

      Scavengers and birds

    • B. 

      Cats and dogs

    • C. 

      Earthworms and mice

  • 12. 
    Which of the following best describes soil?
    • A. 

      Light brown in color and contains mud

    • B. 

      Dark in color and contains organic matter and nutrients

    • C. 

      Medium brown in color and contains broken pieces of rock

  • 13. 
    Igneous rocks that have large crystals means that the lava cooled quickly as it was formed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    This type of rock is the most common rock found.
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Igneous

  • 15. 
    Sandstone is an example of what type of rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

  • 16. 
    Weathering can be described as:
    • A. 

      The wearing away of the sides of a river bed

    • B. 

      Natural forces that break down rock into smaller pieces

    • C. 

      Natural minerals that help rocks grow

  • 17. 
    Sedimentary Rocks are known as the hardest rocks
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which type of rock is formed in layers?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

  • 19. 
    Igneous rocks that are shiny, look like glass and have tiny crystals mean: 
    • A. 

      The lava cooled quicky

    • B. 

      The lava cooled slowly

    • C. 

      The lava did not cool at all

  • 20. 
    What is the name for the continuous changing of rocks from one type to another?  
    • A. 

      The Water Cycle

    • B. 

      The Rock Cycle

    • C. 

      The Life Cycle

  • 21. 
    When a river carries away rock particles, sand, sediment and dirt, this is known as the process of:
    • A. 

      Weathering

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Eruption

  • 22. 
    What type of rock forms when melted rock cools and solidifies?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Igneous

  • 23. 
    What process is responsible for breaking down rocks into smaller and smaller pieces?  
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Compaction

    • C. 

      Weathering

  • 24. 
    What is the liquid beneath the Earth's surface called? 
    • A. 

      Lava

    • B. 

      Magma

    • C. 

      Silica

  • 25. 
    Magma that has erupted out of a volcano is known as:
    • A. 

      Magma

    • B. 

      Lava

    • C. 

      Organic matter

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