Detrital & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks: Definition & Differences


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Detrital sedimentary rocks are mainly classified by the size of their grains. Which of the following grain sizes is smallest?

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1. Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning detrital sedimentary rocks?

2. Which sedimentary rock forms when clay-sized grains are cemented together?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will mainly test you on the characteristics of sedimentary rocks. These characteristics range from the grain sizes of detrital sedimentary rocks to the composition of specific types of rocks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following:

  • Detrital sedimentary rocks
  • Type of sedimentary rock formed from clay-sized grains
  • Type of sedimentary rock formed from mineral crystals
  • What category halite falls under

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice these following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related earth science lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the types of sedimentary rocks and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as how different types of sedimentary rock form
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what halite is

Additional Learning

The associated lesson is called Detrital & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks: Definition & Differences. By exploring the lesson that accompanies this quiz, you will review the following objectives:

  • Classify detrital sedimentary rocks
  • Identify chemical and detrital sedimentary rocks
  • Consider the relationship between evaporites and chemical sedimentary rocks
  • Discover examples of detrital sedimentary rocks