What is Quartzite? - Properties, Uses & Facts


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What kind of rock is quartzite?

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1. What is the parent rock of quartzite, that is, the rock that undergoes metamorphism to form quartzite?

2. Which of the following is the reason quartzite is non-foliated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quartzite may often be confused with other types of rocks, but rest assured, it has its own identity! See what you know about this unique rock with this worksheet and quiz combo. Quiz questions will test your knowledge on key phrases associated with quartzite.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test you on the following facts regarding quartzite:

  • Classification
  • 'Parent' rock
  • Non-foliation
  • Uses
  • Color determination

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment tools, students will be able to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding quartzite's uses
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases associated with quartzite
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding how this rock can be different colors

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of rock, review the lesson What is Quartzite? - Properties, Uses & Facts. Topics covered include:

  • Locations in which quartzite is most likely to be found
  • Typical shape
  • Why quartzite is considered a great building material