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Question 1: Berea sandstone Auglaize County courthouse in Wapakoneta, ________
New JerseyMichiganOhioIndiana

Question 2: These pure quartz sands result from extensive weathering that occurred before and during transport and removed everything but quartz, the most stable ________.
CalciumSolidMineralCarbon

Question 3: graywacke is a heterogeneous mixture of lithic fragments and angular grains of quartz and feldspar, and/or grains surrounded by a fine-grained ________ matrix.
ClaySoilSandSoil liquefaction

Question 4: Fine-grained aquifers, such as sandstones, are more apt to filter out pollutants from the surface than are rocks with cracks and crevices, such as ________ or other rocks fractured by seismic activity.
Sedimentary rockLimestoneKarst topographyCarbonate rock

Question 5: The regularity of the latter favors use as a source for ________, either as a primary building material or as a facing stone, over other construction.
Stone wallBrickStonemasonryMasonry

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Sand from Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah. These are grains of quartz with a hematite coating providing the orange color. Scale bar is 1.0 mm.
  Sandstone composed mainly of quartz grains
  Photomicrograph of a volcanic sand grain; upper picture is plane-polarized light, bottom picture is cross-polarized light, scale box at left-center is 0.25 millimeter. This type of grain would be a main component of a lithic sandstone.
  Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany.

Question 7: Bete Giyorgis, among many monolithic churches carved from red sandstone during the 12th and 13th centuries in Lalibela, ________.
SomaliaEthiopiaEritreaSudan

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth by erosion from flash flooding over millions of years.
  Alcove in the Navajo Sandstone
  Photomicrograph of a volcanic sand grain; upper picture is plane-polarized light, bottom picture is cross-polarized light, scale box at left-center is 0.25 millimeter. This type of grain would be a main component of a lithic sandstone.
  Photomicrograph of a volcanic sand grain; upper picture is plane-polarized light, bottom picture is cross-polarized light, scale box at left-center is 0.25 millimeter. This type of grain would be a main component of a lithic sandstone.

Question 9: ________ Sandstone landscape
Bryce Canyon National ParkArches National ParkCapitol Reef National ParkCanyonlands National Park

Question 10: arkoses are more than 25 percent ________.
OrthoclasePlagioclaseFeldsparAnorthite
















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