Study Guide: Rock Quiz
Name ________________________________
Rocks are grouped into the 3 major groups based on _____________________, ____________________, and
_________________________________.
The three main groups of rocks are __________________________, __________________________ &
___________________________________.
IGNEOUS ROCKS
1. IGNEOUS rocks have textures that are either __________________________, __________________________,
or ___________________________.
2. Explain/describe each texture.
A.
B.
C.
3. IGNEOUS rocks that form outside the Earth from lava have an origin that is ____________________________.
4. IGNEOUS rocks that form inside the Earth from magma have an origin that is ___________________________.
5. All intrusive rocks have an ______________________________ texture. Name one of these rocks:
________________________
6. All extrusive rocks have an _________________________ texture. Name one of each of these rocks and state
its texture:
SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
1. There are 4 PROCESSES that work together to create sedimentary rocks. Name and define them.
a. ____________________________ b. ____________________________ c. ____________________________ d. ____________________________ 2. SEDIMENTARY rocks can be classified 3 ways. Name the 3 groups of sedimentary rocks and describe the
sediment particles in each:
a. ____________________________ b. ____________________________ c. ____________________________ -
3. Give an example of each type of sedimentary rock and state which type it is.
A.
B.
C.
METAMORPHIC ROCKS
The texture of a metamorphic rock may be ________________________ or ______________________. Define these
textures below and give an example of each.
ROCK CYCLE
Define rock cycle:
Study this rock cycle diagram:
In your own words, describe the rock cycle.
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Study Guide: Rock Quiz Name Rocks are grouped into the 3 major