Super Quiz

  1. In what year did the first presentation on the rock cycle occur?
    d. 1785
  2. Who was the first scientist to present the concept of the rock cycle formally?
    c. James Hutton
  3. The Rock Cycle
    b. describes how one type of rock becomes either of the two other types
  4. 4. James Hutton called the melting of rock into magma
    a. plutonic episode
  5. The current term for extrusive igneous rock is
    e. volcanic
  6. The current term for intrusive igneous rock is
    b. plutonic
  7. By what process do techtonic plates collide an uplift to form mountains?
    b. orogeny
  8. Subsidence is the
    d. sinking of the Earth's crust
  9. Which of the following processes affects all three types of rocks during the rock cycle?
    b. uplift
  10. The major force behind the rock cycle is
    e. plate tectonics
  11. Seafloor spreasing occurs at
    d. divergent boundaries
  12. Volcanoes qualify most specifically as
    c. mantle plumes
  13. Most of the debris and sediment transported by erosion
    d. are transported by the wind
  14. In order for igneous rock to become sedimentary rock, it must
    e. uplift, then weather and erode
  15. Which of the following conditions is best suited for metamorphosis?
    a. 11km below the surface, 325.F
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Rocks: records of geologic processes 4 (the rock cycle - end)