Copyright

Earth and Celestial Rocks Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. What type of celestial body is small and made of rocks and metallic components?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT a rock?

Question 3 3. Which statement is TRUE?

Question 4 4. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

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?

Page 2

Question 6 6. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 7 7. Which of the following substances is inorganic?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is not a technique that planetary geologists use to study celestial bodies?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements regarding granite is true?

Question 10 10. What is the appropriate definition of planetary geology?

Page 3

Question 11 11. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Which statement correctly explains how rocks are classified?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

Question 15 15. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

Page 4

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. What term is used to describe a celestial large body that revolves around a star?

Question 18 18. Why do planetary geologists study celestial bodies?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?

Earth and Celestial Rocks Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Geology 101: Physical Geology  /  Science Courses
Support