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5 Matching questions

  1. texture
  2. fracture
  3. hardness
  4. unconformity
  5. rock cycle
  1. a chemical and physical process that continuously form and change rocks
  2. b an uneven break in a mineral
  3. c a description including the size and arrangement of a rock's components
  4. d the physical property of a mineral that measures the resistance of a mineral to scratching
  5. e a gap in the rock record during which erosion occured or deposition was absent

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. naturally occuring element or compound that is inorganic, solid, and has crystalline structure
  2. the remains or traces of organ isms found in geologic record
  3. the process in which minerals slowly precipitate out of water and fill in the spaces between clasts
  4. small bits and pieces of other rocks in a rock
  5. rock that cools from lava

5 True/False questions

  1. cleavagephysical property of a mineral that allows it to break along flat planes


  2. foliatedtextures of metamorphic rock that have layers or bands


  3. principle of superpositionempty spaces between particles


  4. magmamelted or moten rock inside the earth


  5. absolute datingthe process of placing objects or events in their proper sequence in time