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Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 5 Review
Rocks and Minerals II

Name___________________

1. Write a definition in your own words for term 

weathering




2. What is a sediment?


3. What is deposition?


4. Name the three ways that sedimentary rocks are formed.




5. How does coal form?



6. What is the most common sedimentary rock?

7. Write three interesting facts about limestone.




8. What is the difference between 

stalactites

and 

stalagmites

?


9-10. Compare and contrast 

breccia

and 

conglomerate

. (How are the alike and how are they different).



11. What is a 

metamorphic

rock?


12-14. What are the three main 

agents

of metamorphism?



15-17. Define 

Contact

Regional

, and 

Dynamic

metamorphism.





18. How does 

marble

form?



19-22. Name the four eras of geologic time from the oldest era to the present era.





23. Compare and contrast the terms 

biological

and

physical

changes.




24-35. Describe the climate, the land, and the dominant plant or animal of each of the four eras of geologic time.
Precambrian-








Paleozoic-







Mesozoic-







Cenozoic-