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