1. Which of the following is an example of a hypothesis?

1. Which of the following is an example of a hypothesis?

           the time it takes for a volcanic eruption

           how often an earthquake occurs

           a statement such as if too much stress is put on a fault, an earthquake may result

2. Which type of geologist studies past life and its preservation?

           mineralogist

           geophysicist

           paleontologist

3. Which type of geologist studies composition and structure of minerals?

           seismologist

           paleontologist

           mineralogist

4. Which type of bond involves the sharing of electrons?

           ionic

           metallic

           covalent

5. Why is color not always reliable when identifying minerals?

           because color is subjective

           because color depends on the light present when you observe the mineral

           because the same mineral can come in different colors

6. Which classification of mineral is most dominate in the Earth’s crust?

           carbonates

           chlorinate

           silicates

7. What is the texture of this igneous rock?

smooth, solid appearance

           pegmatitic

           phaneritic

           aphanitic

8. Which of the following is true of metamorphic rocks?

           They form as a result of volcanic processes.

           They form as a result of weathering and erosion.

           They form as a result of intense heat and pressure.

9. Which process comes first in the formation of clastic sedimentary rocks?

           erosion

           burial

           weathering

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