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Michigan Merit Exam: The Rock Cycle Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

Question 2 2. Which metamorphic process results in the formation of new minerals?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements correctly describes lithification?

Question 4 4. Which of the following scenarios is most likely to result in lithification?

Question 5 5. Which of the following terms is used to describe the consolidation of sediments due to the intense pressing weight of overlying deposits?

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Question 6 6. What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements concerning tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

Question 9 9. When dissolved minerals crystallize and glue sediment grains together, what process is taking place?

Question 10 10. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

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Question 11 11. What is the name of the theory that states that the earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 12 12. On a school trip, Jenny learned about a gigantic volcanic eruption and saw some of the rocks it formed. Which kind of rocks did she see?

Question 13 13. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 14 14. What can happen in areas where tectonic plates diverge?

Question 15 15. Which of the following terms is used to describe an area where one tectonic plate is pushed under another plate?

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Question 16 16. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 17 17. Which metamorphic process results in the chemical composition of a rock changing due to fluids and heat?

Question 18 18. Which metamorphic process is at work when shale that contains clay minerals changes into garnet?

Question 19 19. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements concerning igneous rocks is NOT true?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT an influencing factor that transforms pre-existing rocks into metamorphic rocks?

Question 22 22. When limestone undergoes metamorphism to become marble, the size of the crystals change, but the composition remains unchanged. This is an example of which metamorphic process?

Question 23 23. If crystals are already present but then reform due to a certain chemical environment, which process is most likely taking place?

Question 24 24. Siltstone is a secondary rock formed from particles of weathered rock accumulating and becoming compact. Which of the following categories does this type of rock best fit into?

Question 25 25. David is analyzing a rock. He knows that it was revealed by erosion and he can see large crystal structures through the magnifying glass. Which kind of rock is David analyzing?

Michigan Merit Exam: The Rock Cycle Chapter Exam Instructions

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