Sedimentary Rocks: Definition, Types & Examples


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Which of these statements about sedimentary rocks is FALSE?

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1. A sedimentary rock composed of sediment formed from weathering of other rocks is called a ______ rock.

2. The process by which loose sediment is transformed into solid rock is called

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sedimentary rocks are rocks that form at the Earth's surface and are composed of sediments. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you about the different types of sedimentary rocks, how they form and what they are made of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of sedimentary rocks
  • The name of a sedimentary rock formed by the weathering of other rocks
  • What it is called when loose sediment is transformed into solid rock
  • Which type of sedimentary rock forms from sediment produced by shells or other oceanic skeletal remains
  • How to classify a piece of clastic rock larger than a grain of sand and up to 2 inches in size

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms related to sedimentary rocks
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how sedimentary rocks form and how to classify them
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the types of sedimentary rocks

Additional Learning

To learn more about rocks that form at the Earth's surface, review the corresponding lesson titled Sedimentary Rocks: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what a sedimentary rock is
  • Identify the different types of sedimentary rocks
  • Explain what chemical and organic rocks are