Foliation: Definition & Types


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Which of the following is a type of foliated rock?

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1. What must a rock be exposed to before becoming a metamorphic rock?

2. Both slate and schist foliated rocks have which of the following characteristics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of rocks and foliation, with questions on various forms of foliated rocks as well as rock transformation and attributes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Specifically, this quiz/worksheet will assess your understanding of:

  • What a rock must be exposed to before becoming metamorphic
  • Slate and schist foliated rocks
  • How to distinguish one foliated rock from another
  • Gneiss foliated rock

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you understand what can help you determine one foliated rock from another
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn the most important information from the related Earth science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the forms of foliated rocks

Additional Learning

To learn more about foliated rocks, check out the accompanying lesson titled Foliation: Definition & Types. This lesson can help you meet the following objectives:

  • Learn about the process of rock foliation
  • Understand what constitutes schistosity
  • Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of schist, slate, and gneiss foliated rocks