Igneous Rocks Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following minerals would be found abundantly in mafic rocks?

Question 2 2. What is another name for intrusive igneous rock?

Question 3 3. In magmatic differentiation, why do the crystals that have solidified within the magma tend to sink?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements concerning igneous rocks is NOT true?

Question 5 5. What makes magma different from lava?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following rocks contain mainly magnesium and iron, with very little silica?

Question 7 7. Which of the following light-colored rocks contain a lot of feldspar and quartz?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements concerning tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 9 9. Identify the correct statement about magma.

Question 10 10. Which of the following terms is defined as the process that explains how different igneous rocks can form from a single magma melt?

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Question 11 11. Which of the terms below is used to describe rocks made from the cooling and solidifying of magma?

Question 12 12. What can happen in areas where tectonic plates diverge?

Question 13 13. Which of the following rocks are formed when lava cools and solidifies on the earth's surface?

Question 14 14. Which of these statements is correct?

Question 15 15. What is the order of minerals formed in the discontinuous series of Bowen's Reaction Series as the temperature drops?

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Question 16 16. The temperature at which a rock melts is NOT affected by _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following terms is used to describe an area where one tectonic plate is pushed under another plate?

Question 18 18. Based on the geothermal gradient, what is the approximate temperature of the mantle 10 kilometers below the surface?

Question 19 19. What is the name of the theory that states that the earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 20 20. Which of the following minerals in the continuous series of Bowen's Reaction Series forms at the highest temperature?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a FALSE statement about phaneritic rocks?

Question 22 22. Granite forms when magma cools under high pressure, making it an example of _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following terms is used to describe sheet-like plutons that form in cracks of existing rocks and cut across pre-existing structures?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the general term used to describe rocks made from the cooling and solidifying of molten rock?

Question 25 25. The texture of igneous rocks will depend greatly on:

Igneous Rocks Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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