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ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #3

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn


The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph?
a. magma forms a plutonic igneous rock that is then uplifted to the surface
b. sediment is lithified and then metamorphosed
c. volcanic igneous rock is melted to form new magma
d. plutonic igneous rocks are uplifted and weathered to form sediment
e. sediment is lithified to sedimentary rock that is then weathered to form new sediment

Rock Cycle Temperature Profile

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Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

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Earth System Topics

Earth's Cycles:Rock Cycle, Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks,


Solid EarthPetrology


Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Rock Cycle, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience