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Rocks & Soil Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is slate made from?

Question 2 2. What are fossils?

Question 3 3. What is marble made from?

Question 4 4. What is a metamorphic rock?

Question 5 5. What are the two types of metamorphism?

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Question 6 6. What is the most common type of intrusive igneous rock?

Question 7 7. The rock in the following picture is an example of a(n) _____ rock.

Question 8 8. How are igneous rocks formed?

Question 9 9. Which type of rock forms the largest grains?

Question 10 10. What is liquid rock called when it is on top of the Earth's surface

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Question 11 11. What are the four types of soil?

Question 12 12. You can plant, dig, build castles, and even make mudpies out of _____.

Question 13 13. Which horizon of soil is the only horizon in which plants and food grow?

Question 14 14. Which type of soil provides the best environment for plants to grow?

Question 15 15. What answer below is NOT in soil?

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Question 16 16. Why are earthworms so important to soil?

Question 17 17. Which type of sedimentary rock forms when leaves, roots, plant and animal materials are compressed over time?

Question 18 18. Which type of sedimentary rock is formed when dissolved minerals come out of water?

Question 19 19. The layers in sedimentary rocks are called _____.

Question 20 20. Grains of sand, mud, pebbles, minerals, fossils and plants are all types of _____.

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Question 21 21. What type of sedimentary rocks are formed when little pieces of rock break off from larger ones and get compressed over time?

Question 22 22. In what type of rock are fossils found?

Question 23 23. Which of the following can NOT be fossilized?

Question 24 24. An example of a body fossil is _____.

Question 25 25. An example of a trace fossil is _____.

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Question 26 26. Central to the process of fossilization is the process of _____.

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