Rocks and Minerals Quiz

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Biology Science (HS Physical Science) Quiz on Rocks and Minerals Quiz, created by Selam H on 08/13/2013.

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Question 1

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What is Igneous rock?
Answer
  • Rocks formed by the cooling and solidifying of molten materials. Igneous rocks can form beneath the Earth's surface, or at its surface, as lava.
  • Rock that has formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment, especially sediment transported by water ice,and wind.
  • Rock that was once one form of rock but has changed to another under the influence of heat, pressure, or some other agent without passing through a liquid phase.

Question 2

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What is Sedimentary rock?
Answer
  • Rocks formed by the cooling and solidifying of molten materials. Igneous rocks can form beneath the Earth's surface, or at its surface, as lava.
  • Rock that has formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment, especially sediment transported by water ice,and wind.
  • Rock that was once one form of rock but has changed to another under the influence of heat, pressure, or some other agent without passing through a liquid phase.

Question 3

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What is Metamorphic rock?
Answer
  • Rocks formed by the cooling and solidifying of molten materials. Igneous rocks can form beneath the Earth's surface, or at its surface, as lava.
  • Rock that has formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment, especially sediment transported by water ice,and wind.
  • Rock that was once one form of rock but has changed to another under the influence of heat, pressure, or some other agent without passing through a liquid phase.

Question 4

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Where are fossils found in?
Answer
  • Metamorphic rock
  • Sedimentary rock
  • Igneous rock

Question 5

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What are minerals?
Answer
  • A powdery type of rock that is found on the earth's crust.
  • Solid chemical substances formed in the earths crust that make up rocks.
  • Properties of a rock.

Question 6

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What is a geologist?
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  • A scientist who studies the Earth.
  • A scientist who studies life.
  • A scientist who studies the atmosphere.

Question 7

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Select all of the answers that are minerals
Answer
  • Diamonds
  • Rubies
  • Wood
  • Lava
  • Gold
  • Fools Gold

Question 8

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Physical properties are used for ___________.
Answer
  • Finding out how strong rocks are.
  • Finding out how rocks form.
  • Observing characteristics of rocks.

Question 9

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Look at an obsidian rock. What are some of its physical properties? Choose all the answers that apply.
Answer
  • Shiny
  • Black
  • Smooth
  • Pretty
  • Rounded arc shapes

Question 10

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Look at a conglomerate rock. What are some of its physical properties? Select all that apply.
Answer
  • Contains pieces of small rock
  • Light colored rock
  • Dark colored rock
  • Ugly
  • Doesn't shine

Question 11

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Look at jasper rock. What are its physical properties? Select all that apply.
Answer
  • Brownish, red color
  • Whitish, silver color
  • Lots of layers
  • Dull (not shiny)
  • Valuble