Rock and Mineral Test Review Sheet


Rock and Mineral Review Sheet

TEST DATE: ________________________ Format: 40 multiple choice, Lab station with rock and mineral ID 1.

What is the difference between shale, siltstone, sandstone and conglomerate? (on ESRT) 2.

How does each type of rock form? (on ESRT and in notes) 3.

Be able to identify rock types given certain characteristics and using the ESRT 4.

Be able to tell the difference between each type of rock… know the “Bells and Whistles” of each rock type (notes) 5.

How does coal form? (notes) 6.

Be able to define stratification, texture, parent rock, mineral, luster, streak, cleavage (as it pertains to minerals) (vocab builder, notes) 7.

What is the difference between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks and what causes the difference? (notes) 8.

KNOW YOUR ESRT FOR MINERALS, EACH ROCK TYPE AND THE ROCK CYCLE!!!!! And know it well!!! Seriously… know it 9.

What is the difference between magma and lava? (notes) 10.

What are the differences between mafic rocks and felsic rocks? (notes) 11.

GIMME- Be sure you know it!:

A silica tetrahedron is a basic building block that is found in silicates… it is made up of 1 silicon and 4 oxygen ions


What determines the properties of a mineral such as hardness and breakage pattern? 13.

Which mineral bubbles with acid? 14.

Did I mention that you need to know your reference tables? Specifically pages 6, 7, and 16?