Andesite: Definition, Composition & Uses Video


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What type of rock is andesite?

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1. How does andesite form?

2. How is andesite classified chemically?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are useful tools for reviewing information you've learned about the application and composition of andesite, a rock normally found outside of volcanoes. Quiz questions ask about andesite physical traits, formation, classification, and application in the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions cover these objectives:

  • Recall the rock type of andesite
  • Know how andesite forms
  • Identify the chemical classification of andesite
  • Understand what a phenocryst is
  • Recognize common uses for andesite

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to practice following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the chemical classification of andesite as well as how it forms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about properties of andesite and phenocrysts

Additional Learning

To learn more on the application of andesite and its composition review the related lesson Andesite: Definition, Composition & Uses. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Explore and view the physical properties of andesite
  • Define phenocryst
  • Learn how andesite is formed
  • Discover real-world applications of andesite