Classification of Metamorphic Rocks: Texture & Parent


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Which of the following statements is TRUE of foliated rocks?

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1. Shale can be metamorphosed into slate. Which of the following describes the relationship between shale and slate?

2. If we know that a hornfels rock was formed through contact metamorphism, then what do we know about this rock's history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn how metamorphic rocks form and the categories they are divided into with this quiz and worksheet. Terms you'll need to know include foliated, non-foliated, and contact metamorphism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Identify characteristics of a foliated rock
  • Give the term for a parent or original unmetamorphosed rock
  • Identify an example of a non-foliated rock formed through contact metamorphism
  • List the sequence of metamorphism for foliated rocks
  • Identify the non-foliated rock into which limestone can morph

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet test the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related earth science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify types of metamorphic rocks
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast foliated and non-foliated rocks

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Classification of Metamorphic Rocks: Texture & Parent. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Understand the process of categorizing metamorphic rocks
  • View examples of various metamorphic rocks
  • Define regional and contact metamorphism
  • Differentiate between foliated and non-foliated rocks
  • Define protolith