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Identifying Metamorphic Rocks (Grade 9)

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Identifying Metamorphic Rocks

1. 
Use the identification chart for metamorphic rocks to answer the questions.
Chart - Metamorphic Rocks
A. 
The powered form of which metamorphic rock listed below would react to hydrochloric acid?
  1. slate
  2. gneiss
  3. marble
  4. quartzite
B. 
Which metamorphic rock listed below is least likely to contain garnets?
  1. slate
  2. schist
  3. gneiss
  4. phyllite
C. 
What is the parent rock of quartzite?
  1. limestone
  2. dolostone
  3. sandstone
  4. conglomerate
D. 
Nolan is trying to identify a metamorphic rock sample. He has narrowed the rock down to either phyllite or hornfels. Which property would be most helpful for Nolan to examine in order to determine whether he has phyllite or hornfels?
  1. color
  2. texture
  3. grain size
  4. mineral composition
E. 
MacKenzie must decide if a rock sample is gneiss or metaconglomerate. Based on the chart, which two properties should she examine before making her decision?
  1. grain size and texture
  2. mineral composition and grain size
  3. texture and presence of distorted pebbles
  4. presence of distorted pebbles and mineral composition
2. 
What rock is shown below?
Rock - Metamorphic - Quartzite
  1. slate
  2. gneiss
  3. quartzite
  4. metaconglomerate
 
3. 
What rock is shown below?
Rock - Metamorphic - Schist
  1. slate
  2. marble
  3. gneiss
  4. schist
4. 
What rock is shown below?
Rock - Metamorphic - Gneiss
  1. slate
  2. gneiss
  3. phyllite
  4. quartzite
 
5. 
What rock is shown below?
Rock - Metamorphic - Marble
  1. schist
  2. marble
  3. anthracite coal
  4. metaconglomerate
6. 
What rock is shown below?
Rock - Metamorphic - Slate
  1. slate
  2. gneiss
  3. marble
  4. quartzite

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