Rocks and Geology Quiz

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What type of rock is formed from the transformation of existing rock through heat and pressure?

Metamorphic rock

What is the study of rocks called?

Geology

What is the process of sediment being deposited in new locations called?

Deposition

What is the hardest known mineral on Earth?

Diamond

What is the SI unit of electric charge?

Coulomb

What is the scientific term for the force that attracts objects towards the center of the Earth?

Gravity

Which branch of physics deals specifically with the study of sound?

Acoustics

What is the process of converting a liquid into a gas called?

Evaporation

Which organelle is known as the powerhouse of the cell?

Mitochondria

What is the SI unit of pressure?

Pascal

What is the term for the process of rocks breaking down into smaller pieces?

Weathering

Which branch of physics deals with the behavior of light?

Optics

What is the name for the solidified remains or traces of ancient organisms found in sedimentary rocks?

Fossils

What is the SI unit of electric charge?

Coulomb

What is the study of heredity called?

Genetics

What is the process of converting a solid directly into a gas called?

Vaporization

What is the functional unit of the kidney called?

Nephron

What is the process by which living organisms exchange gases with their environment?

Respiration

What is the law that states that the total mass of substances before and after a chemical reaction is constant?

Law of Conservation of Mass

What is the branch of chemistry that deals with the study of elements and their compounds?

Inorganic Chemistry

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