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Question 1: Mud rocks comprise 65% (mudstone, shale and siltstone); sandstones 20 to 25% and carbonate rocks 10 to 15% (________ and dolostone).
Karst topographySedimentary rockMineralLimestone

Question 2: Rocks are classified by mineral and ________ composition, by the texture of the constituent particles and by the processes that formed them.
ChemistryOxygenCarbonChemical substance

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Metamorphic banded gneiss
  Uranium mine near Moab, Utah
  Ceremonial cairn of rocks, an ovoo, from Mongolia
  The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica.

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  Balanced Rock stands in Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, CO.
  Uranium mine near Moab, Utah
  Sedimentary sandstone with iron oxide bands
  The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica.

Question 5: ________ are formed by subjecting any rock type (including previously-formed metamorphic rock) to different temperature and pressure conditions than those in which the original rock was formed.
MetamorphismHornfelsGranuliteMetamorphic rock

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Sample of igneous gabbro
  Sedimentary sandstone with iron oxide bands
  Sample of igneous gabbro
  Metamorphic banded gneiss

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica.
  Balanced Rock stands in Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, CO.
  Balanced Rock stands in Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, CO.
  Sample of igneous gabbro

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Uranium mine near Moab, Utah
  Sedimentary sandstone with iron oxide bands
  Sample of igneous gabbro
  Balanced Rock stands in Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, CO.

Question 9: Although the stone age has ended virtually everywhere, rocks continue to be used to construct buildings and ________.
InfrastructureRoadCanalCivil engineering

Question 10: Rocks have been used by ________ and other hominids for more than 2 million years.
Human evolutionMindHumanHominidae







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