Rock Formation Quiz

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What are the three main types of rock?

sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous

How are sedimentary rocks formed?

from particles of sand, shells, pebbles, and other fragments of material that accumulate in layers and harden over time

What is a characteristic feature of sedimentary rocks?

they often contain fossils

How are metamorphic rocks formed?

from the metamorphosis that occurs due to intense heat and pressure under the surface of the earth

What are some characteristics of metamorphic rocks?

they often have ribbonlike layers and may have shiny crystals formed by slow mineral growth

Which type of rock is formed from particles of sand, shells, pebbles, and other fragments of material?


What is the main factor that differentiates the three main types of rock?

Formation process

Which type of rock often contains fossils?


What causes the formation of metamorphic rocks?

Intense heat and pressure

What are the ribbonlike layers often found in metamorphic rocks called?


Test your knowledge on the three main types of rocks - sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous - and learn about their formation processes. Discover the differences between these rock classes and how they are formed through this quiz.

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