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Rocks And Stuff

written by: DieZel
 
Some basic questions about stones, rocks, minerals and volcanoes. Enjoy!

Question 1:

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This creamy-yellow limestone was used in the construction of the Norman Romanesque Church of Saint-Etienne in late 11th century.
Caen Stone
Welsh Slate
Cotswold Stone
Aberdeen Granite


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Question 2:


About 95% of the rocks which form the upper part of the Earth's crust are Igneous Rocks.
True
False

Question 3:


Gold carats measure purity, whereas diamond carats measure this quality.
Clarity
Color
Weight
Hardness

Question 4:


When magma cools and becomes solid below Earth's surface, the resultant rocks are called Plutonic, but when when magma reaches the surface and crystallizes there, formed rocks are called this.
Volcanic
Surfaced
Veneric
Mercuric

Question 5:

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Azurite is a sedimentic rock, found all over the world.
False
True


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Question 6:

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This rock was used in the construction of the third-largest Egyptian pyramid, the Red Pyramid. Rocks in the game of curling are also traditionally made of this rock.
Flint
Granite
Magmatite
Marble


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Question 7:

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During the Stone Age, this rock was commonly used in the manufacture of tools, due to its ability to break into thin and useful splinters, when hit by a harder object.
Schist
Flint
Obsidian
Pyroxenite


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Question 8:


The Lunar "seas" are actually plains of gabbro and this rock. The same rock is also a main component of the surface of Mars.
Obsidian
Basalt
Andesite
Granulite

Question 9:


Magma is molten rock, located beneath the Earth's surface. It is called this, after it erupts.


Question 10:


This moon is the most volcanic object in the solar system. Its volcanoes erupt sulfur, sulfur dioxide and silicate rock, constantly resurfacing it.
Ganymede
Titania
Europa
Io

 


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