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Rocks & Minerals Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Mineral hardness is a measure of _____.

Question 2 2. Deposits of sediment at the end of rivers can form _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following minerals would be found abundantly in mafic rocks?

Question 4 4. What are minerals?

Question 5 5. When tectonic plates are moving away from each other or spreading, what type of mountains are formed?

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Question 6 6. What type of sedimentary rock forms from sediment produced from shells or other skeletal remains of ocean-living organisms?

Question 7 7. What are the two main types of gold mining?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an influencing factor that transforms pre-existing rocks into metamorphic rocks?

Question 9 9. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

Question 10 10.

Choose the answer that best completes the statement:

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

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Question 11 11. Mudslides, landslides, and creeps are examples of _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following light-colored rocks contain a lot of feldspar and quartz?

Question 13 13. Which of the following are good sources of minerals?

Question 14 14. As tectonic plates move, they may have vertical motion causing mountains and other geologic features to form on the landscape, this action is known as?

Question 15 15. Which of these statements about sedimentary rocks is FALSE?

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Question 16 16. _____ is the process of dragging huge buckets on the bottom of a river to gather gravel and rocks.

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

Question 18 18. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

Question 19 19. Color is not always useful for identifying minerals because _____.

Question 20 20. The process of sediment building up in a particular area is called _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following rocks contain mainly magnesium and iron, with very little silica?

Question 22 22. What are some of the functions of minerals?

Question 23 23. The granite formations known as El Capitan and Half Dome were formed by what geologic process?

Question 24 24. The process by which loose sediment is transformed into solid rock is called

Question 25 25. Gold mining is the process of _____.

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Question 26 26. Which metamorphic process results in the formation of new minerals?

Question 27 27. What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?

Question 28 28. Diamonds are ranked at _____ on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means they are _____.

Question 29 29. Sand dunes are the result of large amounts of sand moved by _____ over time.

Question 30 30. The texture of igneous rocks will depend greatly on:

Rocks & Minerals Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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