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Question 1: Menkaure's Pyramid, likely dating to the same era, was constructed of ________ and granite blocks.
LimestoneKarst topographyCarbonate rockSedimentary rock

Question 2: The ________, America's first railroad, was built to haul granite from the quarries in Quincy, Massachusetts, to the Neponset River in the 1820s.
Quincy Quarries ReservationMilton, MassachusettsGranite RailwayBunker Hill Monument

Question 3: [9] Cellars and basements sunk into soils over granite can become a trap for ________ gas, which is formed by the decay of uranium.

Question 4:
What type is thing is Granite?

Question 5: Many large Hindu temples in southern India, particularly those built by the 11th century king ________, were made of granite.
Chola DynastyRaja Raja Chola IMedieval CholasRajendra Chola I

Question 6: Some granites contain around 10 to 20 parts per million of ________.

Question 7: Sandblasted ________ with a heavy aggregate content has an appearance similar to rough granite, and is often used as a substitute when use of real granite is impractical.

Question 8: Many large granite plutons are the sources for palaeochannel-hosted or roll front uranium ore deposits, where the uranium washes into the ________ from the granite uplands and associated, often highly radioactive, pegmatites.
SedimentSedimentary rockSediment transportErosion

Question 9: With increasing amounts of ________ in parts of the world, granite has begun to supplant marble as a monument material, since it is much more durable.
Air pollutionWater pollutionAcid rainPollution

Question 10: Magmas will evolve to the eutectic because of ________, or because they represent low degrees of partial melting.
IntrusionGraniteIgneous differentiationFractional crystallization (geology)


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