Earth Science Vocabulary
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    What is an inorganic, solid material found in nature?

    answer choices

    mineral

    rock

    sedimentary

    metamorphic

  • Question 2
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    Which is a type of igneous rock that contains large crystals and forms when magma cools slowly beneath the surface of the Earth?

    answer choices

    intrusive

    extrusive

    sedimentary

    metamorphic

  • Question 3
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    Which is a type of igneous rock that has small crystals and forms when lava cools quickly on Earth's surface.

    answer choices

    intrusive

    extrusive

    sedimentary

    metamorphic

  • Question 4
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    What is a solid inorganic material that is usually made of two or more minerals.

    answer choices

    mineral

    rock

    sedimentary

    metamorphic

  • Question 5
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    What type of rock is made from pieces of other rocks, dissolved minerals, or plant and animal matter that collects to form rock layers?

    answer choices

    intrusive

    extrusive

    sedimentary

    metamorphic

  • Question 6
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    Type of rock that is formed when existing rock is heated and squeezed.

    answer choices

    intrusive

    extrusive

    sedimentary

    metamorphic

  • Question 7
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    What do you call an area of soil that is above bedrock and contains little organic material?

    answer choices

    clay

    sand

    topsoil

    subsoil

  • Question 8
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    What do you call an area of soil that contains humus, organic matter and weathered rock?

    answer choices

    clay

    sand

    topsoil

    subsoil

  • Question 9
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    What type of soil has large grains, gritty texture and does not hold water well?

    answer choices

    clay

    sand

    loam

    bedrock

  • Question 10
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    What type of soil has small grains, sticky texture, and can hold water better than any other soil type?

    answer choices

    clay

    sand

    loam

    bedrock

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