Unit 3 Rock Type Test (#9 On Your Checklist)

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 55

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Rock Quizzes & Trivia

DO THIS AFTER YOU FINISH 3. 2, 3. 3, AND 3. 4


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When rocks grind and squeeze past each other, _____ metamorphism can occur.  
    • A. contact
    • B. dynamic
    • C. impact
    • D. regional
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 2. 
        Which of the following is not a metamorphic agent?  
    • A. Heat
    • B. Pressure
    • C. Hot water
    • D. Glacial meltwater
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 3. 
    The increase in temperature with depth in the Earth is called the _____ gradient.
  • 4. 
    To what depth below Earth's surface do you have to go before the pressure and temperature cause rocks to melt?  
    • A. At depths of about 50 to 200 km below Earth's surface
    • B. At any point below Earth's crust
    • C. At the boundary between Earth's mantle and core
    • D. At depths of about 500 to 1000 km below Earth's surface
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not an intrusive igneous body?  
    • A. Batholith
    • B. Stock
    • C. Dike
    • D. Lahar
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 6. 
    Igneous rocks are classified based upon their ______________.  
    • A. texture and mineralogy
    • B. density and hardness
    • C. fluorescence and texture
    • D. mineralogy and density
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a sedimentary structure?  
    • A. Mud cracks
    • B. Cross-beds
    • C. Magma emplacement
    • D. Ripple marks
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 8. 
    Remains or traces of organisms preserved in rock are called _______.             
  • 9. 
        Coal is formed in which of the following depositional environments?  
    • A. A beach
    • B. A river channel
    • C. A swamp
    • D. A glacier
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 10. 
    WHAT ARE THE 3 GROUPS OF ROCKS (PICK ONLY 3)
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Basalt

    • C. 

      Castic

    • D. 

      Sedimentary

    • E. 

      Metamorphic

    • F. 

      Crystalized

    • G. 

      Intrusive

    • H. 

      Magma Based

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