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Determining the Origin of a Sedimentary Rock

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Which of the following terms is used to describe the layering found in sedimentary rocks?

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1. What arrangement would you expect to see if there was graded bedding present?

2. If you looked at a sedimentary rock and noticed that it had some layers lying at angles (i.e. not parallel) to the usual horizontal layers, which sedimentary structure would be present?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to identify the origins of a sedimentary rock and the properties it has in this quiz/worksheet combo. Topics that you need to know in order to pass the quiz include how to interpret the layers in sedimentary rock.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The significance of layers that lie at angles
  • The term for the layers found in sedimentary rock
  • The structure that involves wavy ridges of sediment
  • How mud cracks form
  • Graded bedding

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can read a description of a type of sedimentary structure and correctly identify its name
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding sedimentary rock layers
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on finding the origins of sedimentary rocks

Additional Learning

Keep studying this geology topic by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Determining the Origin of a Sedimentary Rock. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Properties of sedimentary rocks
  • The clues provided by different sedimentary structures
  • How to examine a sedimentary rock and interpret its history
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