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5 Matching questions

  1. inorganic
  2. compaction
  3. fossil
  4. sediment
  5. Mohs hardness scale
  1. a small solid pieces of material that come from rocks or organisms
  2. b scale ranking 10 minerals from softest to hardest; used in testing the hardness of minerals
  3. c the process by which sediments are pressed together under their own weight
  4. d not formed from living things or the remains of living things
  5. e any naturally preserved evidence of life

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a solid mixture of crystals of one or more minerals or other materials
  2. Sedimentary rock that forms from remains of organisms deposited in thick layers
  3. the sizes, shapes, and positions of the grains that a rock is made of
  4. Sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together under high pressure
  5. the process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass

5 True/False questions

  1. nonfoliatedtexture of metamorphic rock in which mineral grains show no alignment


  2. erosionthe destructive process in which water or wind loosen and carry away fragments of rocks


  3. lavamagma that flows onto the Earth's surface


  4. sedimentary rockrock that forms when sediments are compacted and cemented together


  5. crystala solid in which the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats again and again