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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. uniformitarianism
  2. rock cycle
  3. texture
  4. intrusive igneous rock
  5. unconformity
  1. a a gap in the rock record during which erosion occured or deposition was absent
  2. b a description including the size and arrangement of a rock's components
  3. c rock that cools from magma
  4. d an idea which states that the laws of nature operate today as they have in the past
  5. e chemical and physical process that continuously form and change rocks

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. naturally occuring element or compound that is inorganic, solid, and has crystalline structure
  2. the process of placing objects or events in their proper sequence in time
  3. the process in which minerals slowly precipitate out of water and fill in the spaces between clasts
  4. melted or moten rock inside the earth
  5. the physical property of a mineral that measures the resistance of a mineral to scratching

5 True/False questions

  1. porosityempty spaces between particles


  2. fossilsmall bits and pieces of other rocks in a rock


  3. principle of superpositiona rule stating that the oldest rocks in an undisturbed sequence of rock layers will be at the bottom of the sequence.


  4. rockthe color of a mineral in powdered form


  5. clastssmall bits and pieces of other rocks in a rock


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