EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Geology

Concept #7 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 7 "Basics of rocks and 'the rock cycle'."

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1. What allows us to categorize rocks into the three rock types: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic?  

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Label the diagram with the appropriate terms associated with the rock cycle.  

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3. In the rock cycle, which rock type may be weathered to become sediment, and eventually sedimentary rock?  

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Match the following parts of the rock cycle with the appropriate explanation.  

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. product of changing and rock into a new rock
B. product of melting rocks
C. product of lithified sedimentary particles
D. product of solidified molten rock
E. product of weathering and erosion after the reduction of rocks into particles.
 

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Match the following processes of the rock cycle with the appropriate explanation.  

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. changing a rock into molten material
B. the breaking down of rock into particles
C. squeezing sediment into rock
D. solid-state changing of a rock into a new rock
E. process of crystallizing/freezing magma or lava
 

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10. According to the rock cycle, each of the following is correct except _______.  

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