6th Grade: How Much Do You Actually Know About Earth Science?

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6th Grade: How Much Do You Actually Know About Earth Science?

Limestone was formed from the remains of organisms that lived in ancient seas. Large areas of beautiful countryside in the UK consist of limestone formed when the country was under water. It forms in shallow tropical seas and so it shows that Britain was once much further south than it is today.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these words best describes limestone?
    • A. 

      Impervious

    • B. 

      Permafrost

    • C. 

      Permeable

    • D. 

      Volcanic

  • 2. 
    'Icicles' on the roof of a limestone cave have what name?
    • A. 

      Dolomites

    • B. 

      Stalactites

    • C. 

      Stalagmites

    • D. 

      Stalinites

  • 3. 
    Which area has spectacular limestone landscapes?
    • A. 

      Dartmoor

    • B. 

      Lake District

    • C. 

      Snowdonia

    • D. 

      Yorkshire Dales

  • 4. 
    Bare rock outcrops are called limestone…what?
    • A. 

      Kerbs

    • B. 

      Pavements

    • C. 

      Ridges

    • D. 

      Shelves

  • 5. 
    During which of the following geological periods was limestone formed?
    • A. 

      Cambrian

    • B. 

      Carboniferous

    • C. 

      Palaeocene

    • D. 

      Permian

  • 6. 
    Why do limestone areas usually have a dry surface?
    • A. 

      Local villages use all the rainwater

    • B. 

      Streams disappear underground

    • C. 

      Surface water evaporates quickly

    • D. 

      They have very low rainfall

  • 7. 
    What is limestone made of?
    • A. 

      Calcium carbonate

    • B. 

      Calcium chloride

    • C. 

      Calcium dioxide

    • D. 

      Calcium sulfide

  • 8. 
    Which hobby is popular in limestone regions?
    • A. 

      Parachuting

    • B. 

      Potholing

    • C. 

      Skiing

    • D. 

      White water rafting

  • 9. 
    What type of rock is limestone?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Punk

    • D. 

      Sedimentary

  • 10. 
    Gaping Gill is an excellent example of what feature?
    • A. 

      Gorge

    • B. 

      Stalagmite

    • C. 

      Swallow hole

    • D. 

      Tufa screen

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