Rock Cycle Test
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by GUILLERMO LOBATOS
| 31 Questions
Note from the author:
Geologic Processes
1
1
Which of the following is NOT a rapid (fast) change in Earth's surface?
volcanoes
landslides
earthquakes
erosion
2
1
Weathering is the breaking down of rock into ___________.
ice
sediments
mountains
boulders
3
1
Weathering is the breaking down of rock into ___________.
mountains
ice
sediments
boulders
4
1
_________is the movement of sediment from one place to another.
erosion
all of the above
deposition
weathering
5
1
The dropping off of sediments in a new place is called __________.
deposition
departing
weathering
erosion
6
1
Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition are examples of ________ changes in the Earth's surface.
slow
no
rapid
new
7
1
Which of the following is NOT a cause of weathering, erosion, and deposition?
wind
fire
water
ice
8
1
How does freezing water cause the weathering of rocks?  The freezing water—
makes the rocks last longer
expands cracks and breaks rocks
keeps the rocks in place
causes rocks to fall in landslides
9
1
The process of breaking up, wearing away of rocks on Earth's surface by force is called...
physical weathering
chemical weathering
erosion
deposition
10
1
What type of weathering is it when acid rain breaks down and changes the rock?
chemical weathering
deposition
physical weathering
erosion
11
1
How do plants weather rocks?
when the plant moves water from the roots to the leaves
when the leaves dissolve the rocks
when roots grow into cracks of rocks and expand the rock
12
1
Which type of rock results from melting and cooling of magma?
sedimentary
igneous
metamorphic
13
1
Which type of rock forms from extreme heat and pressure?
igneous
sedimentary
metamorphic
14
1
A metamorphic rock changes into an igneous rock by what two processes?
Melting and cooling
Compaction and cementation
Weathering and erosion
Extreme heat and pressure
15
1
Wind, water, and ice breaking down rock is called
deposition
weathering
erosion
compaction
16
1
What is the MAIN way rocks are classified?
Their color and shapes
How they form
Where they form
Mineral bands
17
1
What characteristic can identify the rock with small, flat surfaces that are shiny or sparkly, like tiny mirrors.
crystals
ribbon layers
glassy surface
fossils
18
1
What characteristic can identify the rock with shiny and smooth surface, like colored glass.
glassy surface
ribbon layers
crystals
fossils
19
1
What process turns pebbles and sand into a conglomerate? Refer to above photo.
melting
compacting and cementing
heat and pressure
weathering and erosion
cooling
20
1
The marble is gone! What process can turn limestone (sedimentary rock) into marble (metamorphic rock)? Refer to above photo.
heat and pressure
cooling
weathering and erosion
compacting
melting
21
1
What process can turn obsidian into sediment? Refer to above photo.
cooling
melting
weathering and erosion
heat and pressure
compacting and cementing
Functionalized Placeholder
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24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
22
1
What process is used in #21. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compacting/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
23
1
What process is used in #22. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
24
1
What process is used in #23. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
25
1
What process is used in #24. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
26
1
What process is used in #25. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
27
1
What process is used in #26. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
28
1
What process is used in #27. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
29
1
What process is used in #28. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
30
1
What process is used in #29. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
31
1
What process is used in #30. Copy/paste from below.

Erosion
Compaction/cementation
Heat and Pressure
Melting
Extreme heat and cooling
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