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Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 3: Rocks Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following minerals in the continuous series of Bowen's Reaction Series forms at the highest temperature?

Question 2 2. Shale can be metamorphosed into slate. Which of the following describes the relationship between shale and slate?

Question 3 3. Which of the terms below is used to describe rocks made from the cooling and solidifying of magma?

Question 4 4. Which of the following light-colored rocks contain a lot of feldspar and quartz?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following minerals would be found abundantly in mafic rocks?

Question 7 7. Detrital sedimentary rocks are mainly classified by the size of their grains. Which of the following grain sizes is smallest?

Question 8 8. Which of the following rocks contain mainly magnesium and iron, with very little silica?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning detrital sedimentary rocks?

Question 10 10. Which of the following terms is used to describe the layering found in sedimentary rocks?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT an influencing factor that transforms pre-existing rocks into metamorphic rocks?

Question 12 12. If you looked at a sedimentary rock and noticed that it had some layers lying at angles (i.e. not parallel) to the usual horizontal layers, which sedimentary structure would be present?

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

Question 14 14. Which metamorphic process is at work when shale that contains clay minerals changes into garnet?

Question 15 15. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. What arrangement would you expect to see if there was graded bedding present?

Question 18 18. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 19 19. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

Question 20 20. Which sedimentary rock forms when clay-sized grains are cemented together?

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Question 21 21. Which type of sedimentary rock is composed of mineral crystals that form out of solution?

Question 22 22. Why are mud cracks indicative that an area went through a period of wetting and drying?

Question 23 23. Which metamorphic process results in the formation of new minerals?

Question 24 24. Which of the following terms is defined as the process that explains how different igneous rocks can form from a single magma melt?

Question 25 25. The parent rock limestone can be metamorphosed into which of the following nonfoliated rocks?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. The texture of igneous rocks will depend greatly on:

Question 28 28. What is the order of minerals formed in the discontinuous series of Bowen's Reaction Series as the temperature drops?

Question 29 29. In magmatic differentiation, why do the crystals that have solidified within the magma tend to sink?

Question 30 30. What is the sequence of metamorphism with foliated rocks?

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 3: Rocks Chapter Exam Instructions

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