What is Limestone? - Properties, Types & Uses


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What type of rock is limestone?

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1. What type of sedimentary rock is limestone?

2. Which of the following is NOT a component of limestone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can learn about the definition and characteristics of limestone with this lesson and attached assessment. The assessment contains questions you can use to strengthen your understanding of key points from the lesson. Some things you'll be tested on include the components of limestone and its uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Limestone's classification as a rock
  • Components of limestone
  • Limestone as a building material
  • Issues with limestone as a building material

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the assessment questions and test your recollection of some of the lesson's key points on limestone
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you accurately understand the chemical properties of limestone, its classification as a rock, and its uses
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer the assessment questions on some important facts about the characteristics and uses of limestone

Additional Learning

Go over some more facts about limestone with the corresponding lesson called What is Limestone? Properties, Types & Uses. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of limestone
  • Limestone properties
  • Different types of limestone
  • How limestone is used