Rocks, Minerals & Geologic Energy Resources Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Identify the statement that is TRUE of geothermal energy.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an initial cost barrier to geothermal energy?

Question 3 3. How is the dry steam plant different from flash steam plant?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of the following is formed in the lithosphere from inorganic carbon?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a source of organic carbon in the lithosphere?

Question 9 9. How is coal created in the lithosphere?

Question 10 10. Carbon is found:

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Question 11 11. Living organisms return carbon back to the atmosphere in the form of CO2 through which process?

Question 12 12. Carbon is taken from the air to make food by the process of:

Question 13 13. _____ describes how a mineral breaks along a smooth plane while _____ describes a mineral break that is uneven or not flat.

Question 14 14.

Choose the answer that best completes the statement:

Minerals must be naturally formed, have a crystalline structure, have a unique chemical composition and _____.

Question 15 15. Color is not always useful for identifying minerals because _____.

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Question 16 16. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

Question 17 17. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

Question 18 18. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is true about fossil fuels?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a major disadvantage associated with burning fossil fuels?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT an advantage to using fossil fuels?

Question 22 22. A scientist wants to create a new nuclear power plant, one that will supply great amounts of energy through nuclear fusion. How will the energy be created?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is used to provide nuclear energy for nuclear power plants?

Question 24 24. What is the term for a nuclear reaction in which a large nucleus is split into smaller nuclei?

Question 25 25. The _____ is an underground concentration of hot water and steam that can be tapped into for energy production.

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Question 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. Why is limestone formation a slow form of carbon cycling in the lithosphere?

Question 28 28. Decomposition is the process by which:

Question 29 29. Mineral hardness is a measure of _____.

Question 30 30. What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?

Rocks, Minerals & Geologic Energy Resources Chapter Exam Instructions

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