Grade Of Metamorphic Rock Questions

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Grade Of Metamorphic Rock Questions

Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of already existing rock types in a process called metamorphism. There are many types of rocks that arise from the process? How many grades do you know? Find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
        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

  • 2. 
    The increase in temperature with depth in the Earth is called the _____ gradient.
  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    Remains or traces of organisms preserved in rock are called _______.             
  • 8. 
        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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
        Sediment composition in a clastic rock is determined by all of the following EXCEPT:  
    • A. Source rock composition
    • B. Transport agent
    • C. The type of plant that grew near a river
    • D. Source rock crystals
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 11. 
    All of the terms listed below are sediment transporting agents EXCEPT:  
    • A. Stream water
    • B. Windstorm
    • C. Stratification
    • D. Glacial ice
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 12. 
    Crystal size in igneous rocks is determined by ?  
    • A. the speed of tectonic plate movement.
    • B. magma composition.
    • C. the type of magma emplacement.
    • D. the rate melted rock cools.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 13. 
    What type of rock forms due to heating and cooling?  
    • A. Igneous
    • B. Sedimentary
    • C. Metamorphic
    • D. Slate
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 14. 
    When rocks grind and squeeze past each other, _____ metamorphism can occur.
    • A. 

      Contact

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Impact

    • D. 

      Regional

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