Geology Test One

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  1. Fool's Gold (Pyrite), like gold, is soft and malleable. T or F
    False
  2. The earth is uniform is composition (all the same stuff) from the center to the surface. T or F
    False
  3. The minerals in igneous rocks all crystallize out of the melt at the same time and temperature. T or F
    False
  4. Minerals are always crystalline solids. T or F
    True
  5. Basalt is the most common intrusive igneous rock. T or F
    False
  6. The "discontinuous series" of Bowen's Reaction Series consists of dark colored minerals. T or F
    True
  7. Rubies and sapphires are composed of exactly the same chemicals. T or F
    True
  8. Present day geologic process are very different than those of the distant past. T or F
    False
  9. The texture of igneous rocks is determined by the cooling rate of the magma. T or F
    True
  10. There are more oxygen atoms in the crust of the earth than in the atmosphere. T or F
    True
  11. The ocean crust is formed mostly of -
    A. Granite
    B. Quartz-rick Rock
    C. Sedimentary Rock
    D. Basalt
    D. Basalt
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  12. Rubies and sapphires are gem quality varieties of -
    A. Topaz
    B. Feldspar
    C. Corundum
    D. Quartz
    C. Corundum
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  13. The earth's core is inferred to be -
    A. very cold
    B. hollow
    C. mostly iron
    D. silica-rich
    C. mostly iron
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  14. The premise that present-day processes have operated throughout geologic time is know as the principle of -
    A. plate tectonics
    B. uniformitarianism
    C. modernism
    D. catastrophism
    B. uniformitarianism
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  15. Ocean-ocean convergence zones are marked by the occurrence of -
    A. folded, collision mountains
    B. mid-oceanic ridges
    C. continental volcanic
    D. volcanic island arcs
    D. volcanic island arcs
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  16. Dark minerals in igneous rocks are -
    A. iron-magnesium silicates
    B. the last minerals to form
    C. iron oxides
    D. aluminum-rich minerals
    A. iron-magnesium silicates
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  17. Continental crust -
    A. is formed at mid-oceanic rift zones
    B. is compressed and thickened at converging plate margins
    C. is composed mostly of basalt
    D. sinks and is consumed at subduction zones
    B. is compressed and thickened at converging plate margins
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  18. The steps to the library are made of
    A. concrete
    B. calcite
    C. granite
    D. marble
    C. granite
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  19. The mid-oceanic ridges are sites of -
    A. sea floor spreading
    B. compressive stresses
    C. granite formation
    D. explosive volcanism
    A. sea floor spreading
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  20. ____ is a rock composed of olivine and pyroxene that similar to the composition of the mantle.
    A. gabbro
    B. perodotite
    C. feldspar
    D. anorthosite
    B. perodotite
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  21. Calcite is composed of -
    A. calcium carbonate
    B. potassium prochlorate
    C. silicon dioxide
    D. magnesium oxide
    A. calcium carbonate
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  22. Thin, sheet-like, disconcordant igneous intrusions are -
    A. sills
    B. dikes
    C. laccoliths
    D. stocks
    B. dikes
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  23. The tendency for some minerals to break along smooth, flat surfaces is known as -
    A. cleavage
    B. fracture
    C. crystallinity
    D. streak
    A. cleavage
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  24. The earth is estimated to be ___ years old?
    A. 6 thousand
    B. 460 million
    C. 4.6 million
    D. 4.6 billion
    D. 4.6 billion
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  25. The most abundant mineral group in the crust is -
    A. pyroxene
    B. feldspar
    C. mica
    D. amphibole
    B. feldspar
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  26. Rapid cooling of magma results in a fine-grained texture called -
    A. aphanitic
    B. phaneritic
    C. porphyritic
    D. pornographic
    B. phaneritic
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  27. Igneous rocks that have a ___ texture have grains that can be seen with the named or unaided eye.
    A. aphanitic
    B. phaneritic
    C. pornographic
    D. porphyritic
    B. phaneritic
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  28. A natural glass formed by rapid cooling of lava is called -
    A. quartz
    B. obsidian
    C. phyolite
    D. tuff
    B. obsidian
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  29. Basalt has the same mineral and chemical composition as -
    A. gabbro
    B. diorite
    C. granite
    D. rhyolite
    A. gabbro
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  30. The mineral assemblage of quartz, K-spar, Na-plagioclase, with minor biotite or hornblende would be recognized readily by you as the minerals found in the rock know as -
    A. gabbro
    B. scoria
    C. diorite
    D. granite
    D. granite
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  31. The dark, rock-forming minerals are rich in -
    A. Ca and Mg
    B. Fe and Mg
    C. Ca and Na
    D. Al and Si
    B. Fe and Mg
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  32. The early-formed light-colored mineral in a melt [magma[ is -
    A. quartz
    B. k-spar
    C. olivine
    D. plagioclase
    C. olivine
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  33. Pyroclastic rocks form by -
    A. violent, explosive volcanic eruptions
    B. lava cooling at the surface
    C. two periods of cooling
    D. a magma cooling in the subsurface
    A. violent, explosive volcanic eruptions
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  34. Phenocrysts are evidence of -
    A. rapid loss of gas from the magma
    B. two periods of cooling
    C. explosive eruptions
    D. rapid cooling
    B. two periods of cooling
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  35. Vesicles (holes) form in igneous rock (such as scoria and vesicular basalt) fro m-
    A. two periods of cooling
    B. escaping gas
    C. fast cooling
    D. abundant silica
    B. escaping gas
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  36. The common lava extruded from stratovolcanoes is -
    A. andesite
    B. stradalitite
    C. rhyolite
    D. basalt
    A. andesite
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  37. Shield volcanoes have low, angle slopes because they are composed of -
    A. pyroclastic layers
    B. pillow lavas
    C. fluid basaltic lava
    D. viscous rhyolites
    C. fluid basaltic lava
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  38. Steep-sided, classic, "volcano-shaped" cones are called -
    A. maars
    B. shield cones
    C. stratovolcanoes
    D. collapsed caldera
    C. stratovolcanoes
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  39. Mt. St. Helens is an excellent example of a -
    A. shield cone
    B. cinder cone
    C. lava dome
    D. explosive caldera
    D. explosive caldera
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  40. Rugged, blocky lava flows are called -
    A. pahoehoe
    B. welded tuffs
    C. Aa
    D. pillow lavas
    C. Aa
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  41. A volcanic rock that floats is -
    A. scoria
    B. tuff
    C. pumice
    D. obsidian
    C. pumice
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  42. Which one of the follow minerals can you scratch with your finger nail?
    A. calcite
    B. gypsum
    C. fluorite
    D. sphalerite
    B. gypsum
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  43. An igneous rock possessing a combination of mineral grains with markedly different grain sizes is -
    A. formed by explosive volcanism
    B. natural glass
    C. never found in nature
    D. a porphyry
    D. porphyry
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  44. My. Fuji in Japan and Mt. Etna on Sicily are classic examples of -
    A. shield cones
    B. collapse caldera
    C. stratovolcanoes
    D. batholiths
    C. stratavolcanoes
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  45. The mid-oceanic ridges are -
    A. birthing place of new continents
    B. old oceanic material
    C. subduction of oceanic material
    D. sites of new oceanic material
    D. sites of new oceanic material
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  46. All plate margins are characterized by -
    A. high earthquake activity
    B. rift zones
    C. great, high mountains
    D. abundant volcanoes
    A. high earthquake activity
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  47. Mid-oceanic ridges are sites of ____ plate boundaries
    A. transform
    B. convergent
    C. divergent
    D. porcelan
    C. divergent
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  48. Rocks composed on only pyroxene and olivine may form by-
    A. stoping
    B. pyrolivity
    C. crystal floating
    D. crystal settling
    D. crystal settling
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  49. Which one of the following groups do most minerals in the earth's crust belong?
    A. sulfates
    B. silicates
    C. oxides
    D. carbonates
    B. silicates
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  50. Most granite forms by -
    A. melting oceanic crust in subduction zone
    B. volcanism in island arcs
    C. melting mantle rocks
    D. melting of lower continental crustal material
    D. melting of lower continental crustal material
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  51. Enchanted rock is
    A. a laccolith
    B. an exposed portion of granite batholiths
    C. the home of fairies
    D. a recently erupted volcano
    B. an exposed portion of granite batholiths
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  52. Dikes and sills are probably empaled in the crust by -
    A. injection of magma into fractures
    B. melting of rocks in place
    C. burying lava flows
    D. leakage from the core of the earth
    A. injection of magma into fractures
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  53. The first minerals of crystallize out of magma are -
    A. Ca-plagioclase and olivine
    B. quartz and k-spar
    C. Na-plagioclase and olivine
    D. pyroxene and olivine
    A. Ca-plagioclase and olivine
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  54. ___ is composed of minerals found in the mid-range of Bowen's Reaction series.
    A. rhyolite
    B. anorthosite
    C. diorite
    D. granite
    E. gabbro
    C. diorite
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  55. The minerals in the rock diorite are -
    A. olivine and pyroxene
    B. olivine, k-spar, and quartz
    C. quartz, feldspar, muscovite
    D. augite, hornblende, and plagioclase
    D. augite, hornblende and plagioclase
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  56. The minerals in igneous rocks that is rich in aluminum are -
    A. calcite and augite
    B. mica and feldspar
    C. quartz and pyrite
    D. olivine and pyroxene
    B. mica and feldspar
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  57. The rock cycle implies that-
    A. any rock type can form from any other rock type
    B. sedimentary rocks form only from weathering of igneous rocks
    C. igneous rocks form only from metamorphic rocks
    D. once formed, a rock remains unaltered forever and ever
    A. any rock type can form from any other rock type
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  58. The bright regions of the moon are made up of the rock -
    A. granite
    B. calite
    C. anorthosite
    D. basalt
    C. anorthosite
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  59. Forty percent of the near side of the moon consists of smooth, dark plains made up of-
    A. andesite
    B. basalt
    C. feldspar
    D. lake deposits
    B. basalt
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  60. If you had to find K-spar where it occurs naturally in the state of Texas, one place that you would be certain to find it is -
    A. the library
    B. Enchanted Rock
    C. Canyon lake
    D. lab
    B. Enchanted Rock
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  61. Plagioclase
    A. dark, brown to black grains with 60 degree and 120 degree cleavage
    B. white or grey, box-shaped grains
    C. glassy, green grains
    D. dark brown sheets
    E. glass, clear or translucent grains
    B. white or grey, box-shaped grains
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  62. Amphibole (hornblende) -
    A. white or grey, box-shaped grains
    B. dark, brown to black grains with 60 degree and 120 degree cleavage
    C. glassy, green grains
    D. dark brown sheets
    E. glass, clear or translucent grains
    B. dark, brown to black grains....
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  63. Olivine
    A. dark, brown to black grains with 60 degree and 120 degree cleavage
    B. glass, clear or translucent grains
    C. white or grey, box-shaped grains
    D. glassy, green grains
    E. dark brown sheets
    D. glassy, green grains
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  64. Quartz -
    A. white or grey, box-shaped grains
    B. glassy, green grains
    C. glass, clear or translucent grains
    D. dark brown sheets
    E. dark, brown to black grains with 60 degree and 120 degree cleavage
    C. glass, clear or translucent grains
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  65. Biotite (mica)
    A. white or grey, box-shaped grains
    B. glassy, green grains
    C. glass, clear or translucent grains
    D. dark brown sheets
    E. dark, brown to black grains with 60 degree and 120 degree cleavage
    D. dark brown sheets
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