Fundamentals of Minerals & Rocks Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the significance of the chicken-like dinosaur fossil Archaeopteryx?

Question 2 2. What property of obsidian makes it able to form sharp surfaces?

Question 3 3. What is the rock type that forms from lava cooled so quickly that no crystals formed?

Question 4 4. Which form of coal has the highest heat content?

Question 5 5. In addition to interlocking, what is a common textural term for intrusive rocks?

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Question 6 6. Petrified fossils are formed when empty pores of organisms fill with _______.

Question 7 7. The mineral most commonly found in sandstones is:

Question 8 8. Which of the following methods cause the mantle to melt?

Question 9 9. What type of volcano is Mount Vesuvius?

Question 10 10. Rocks, small parts of rock called silt, and organic material from plants and animals create

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Question 11 11. Which two minerals compose more than 50% of granite?

Question 12 12. Erosion is the process of _____.

Question 13 13. While it is possible for layering to form in other rocks, it is the singular feature of _____ rocks.

Question 14 14. Lyell is responsible for naming:

Question 15 15. The longer a rock takes to cool, the ____the mineral crystals appear.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following was a warning sign of the upcoming eruption at Mount Pinatubo?

Question 17 17. Which of the following fossils might paleontologists study?

Question 18 18. What type of lava forms obsidian?

Question 19 19. Which of these can be used to tell whether a rock is extrusive?

Question 20 20. Coal is used mainly for the generation of ______ and ______.

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Question 21 21. What is the best way to distinguish an intrusive igneous rock?

Question 22 22. ______ fossils are fossils of organisms that were stuck in tree sap and preserved.

Question 23 23. _____ rocks are made when other rocks are broken into fragments and those fragments are cemented together to form a new rock.

Question 24 24. What morphology is due to basaltic water erupting underwater?

Question 25 25. The most recent eruption of Mount Vesuvius was in what year?

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Question 26 26. The processes by which land is broken down and worn away are called

Question 27 27. When mineral grains grow very large, what are they called?

Question 28 28. The process of sediment building up in a particular area is called _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

Question 30 30. Catastrophism is the idea that:

Fundamentals of Minerals & Rocks Chapter Exam Instructions

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