Minerals and Rocks Quiz

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What is the main source of all minerals?

How many elements make up about 98% of the total crust of the earth?

What is the definition of a mineral?

How many minerals have been found in the earth's crust?

What determines the external shape of a mineral?

Where do crystals of minerals get formed?

What is the property of breaking along specific planes called?

What term is used to describe the shining quality of an object?

What is the ratio between the weight of a given mineral and the weight of an equal amount of water called?

Which scale is commonly adopted to express the hardness of minerals?

Which type of minerals lack malleability and ductility?

What type of rock is formed out of magma and lava from the interior of the earth?

What is the process by which sedimentary rocks are formed from deposits through compaction?

Under what action do metamorphic rocks form?

What is the science that includes the studying of mineral composition, structure, texture, origin, occurrence, alteration, and relationship with other rocks?

What is the age determination method based on for rocks?

What is the process known as when the materials of the rocks alter chemically and recrystallise?

Which type of metamorphism occurs when rocks come in contact with hot magma and lava, leading to recrystallisation under high temperatures?

What is the term used to describe the arrangement in metamorphic rocks where minerals of different nature form alternating arrangements of thin and thick layers which appear in light and dark shades?

What are some examples of metamorphic rocks?

In the rock cycle, what are primary rocks from which other rocks, sedimentary and metamorphic form?

What do the crustal rocks - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic transform into under the influence of high pressure/temperature?

What is the source of sedimentary rocks in the rock cycle?

What process carries the crustal rocks down into the mantle (interior of the earth) through subduction?

What is the continuous process through which old rocks are transformed into new ones known as?

What type of rock can be formed when magma and lava from the interior of the earth cool and solidify?

Which process is the main source of all minerals?

What is the term for the continuous process through which old rocks are transformed into new ones?

What determines the external shape of a mineral?

How many minerals have been found in the earth's crust?

What are some examples of metamorphic rocks?

What type of metamorphism occurs when rocks come in contact with hot magma and lava, leading to recrystallization under high temperatures?

What is the term used to describe the shining quality of an object?

Under what action do metamorphic rocks form?

How many elements make up about 98% of the total crust of the earth?

What is the science that includes the studying of mineral composition, structure, texture, origin, occurrence, alteration, and relationship with other rocks?

What type of metamorphism occurs when rocks come in contact with hot magma and lava, leading to recrystallisation under high temperatures?

What is the continuous process through which old rocks are transformed into new ones known as?

What is the term used to describe the arrangement in metamorphic rocks where minerals of different nature form alternating arrangements of thin and thick layers which appear in light and dark shades?

What process carries the crustal rocks down into the mantle (interior of the earth) through subduction?

What is the source of sedimentary rocks in the rock cycle?

What property of minerals is described as the ability to resist scratching?

What determines the external shape of a mineral?

What is the ratio between the weight of a given mineral and the weight of an equal amount of water called?

Which scale is commonly adopted to express the hardness of minerals?

What type of minerals are generally obtained from sedimentary rocks and lack malleability and ductility?

Which type of rocks are formed out of magma and lava from the interior of the earth?

What type of metamorphism occurs when rocks come in contact with hot magma and lava, leading to recrystallization under high temperatures?

What is the process by which the already consolidated rocks undergo recrystallisation and reorganization of materials within original rocks?

Which type of rocks are formed when cooling and solidification takes place on the surface of the earth?

What is the science that includes the studying of mineral composition, structure, texture, origin, occurrence, alteration, and relationship with other rocks?

What term is used to describe the shining quality of an object?

What property of minerals refers to breaking along specific planes?

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