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Understanding Types of Rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Quiz

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1. Which type of rock is formed by the cooling and solidification of magma or lava?

2. What type of rock is typically formed under the surface of the earth?

3. Which rock forms from the compaction and cementation of rock pieces, mineral grains, or shell fragments?

4. Which type of rock forms when existing rock is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions?

5. What is an example of an igneous rock?

6. What is an example of a sedimentary rock?

7. What is an example of a metamorphic rock?

8. What type of rock is defined by its method of formation rather than any specific mineral content?

9. Which type of rock often contains fossils?

10. Which type of rock can existing rocks transform into under extreme heat and pressure?