8th Grade: Do You Actually Know About Earth Science?

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8th Grade: Do You Actually Know About Earth Science? - Quiz

Granite is an igneous rock that underlies a lot of highland Scotland and the south-west peninsula of England (Devon and Cornwall). Dartmoor is a good example of a typical granite landscape. Exposures of granite are the tops of batholiths and this usually produces flat-topped moorland areas. Is your earth science knowledge vast enough to ace this test? Let's find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Clay is:
    • A. 

      A hard and porous rock

    • B. 

      A hard and impermeable rock

    • C. 

      A soft and porous rock

    • D. 

      A soft and impermeable rock

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the least likely to be found in a granite landscape?
    • A. 

      Underground caverns

    • B. 

      High drainage density

    • C. 

      Peat bog

    • D. 

      Areas of standing water

  • 3. 
    Limestone pavement is created by which of the following processes?
    • A. 

      Attrition

    • B. 

      Solution

    • C. 

      Saltation

    • D. 

      Hydraulic action

  • 4. 
    Which of the following features is most associated with granite landscapes in the south-west peninsula of England?
    • A. 

      Stalactites and stalagmites

    • B. 

      Tors

    • C. 

      White cliffs

    • D. 

      Underground streams

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements about a chalk landscape is untrue?
    • A. 

      It is most often located in the upland areas of Britain

    • B. 

      Chalk forms white cliffs on the south coast

    • C. 

      Chalk soils are thin and poor

    • D. 

      Acid rain can dissolve chalk

  • 6. 
    Granite forms which of the following types of landscape?
    • A. 

      Plains

    • B. 

      A dust bowl

    • C. 

      Moorland

    • D. 

      Fens

  • 7. 
    FWhy does a granite landscape have a high drainage density?
    • A. 

      Granite is criss-crossed with underground aquifers

    • B. 

      Granite is highly porous

    • C. 

      Granite is an impermeable rock

    • D. 

      The soil is very thin

  • 8. 
    Why do chalk downs have a low drainage density?
    • A. 

      Chalk is porous and permeable

    • B. 

      Chalk is neither porous nor permeable

    • C. 

      Farmers have created underground channels to prevent water contamination

    • D. 

      Chalk is only found in deserts

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is likely to be found in a limestone landscape.
    • A. 

      Dry valleys

    • B. 

      Swallow holes

    • C. 

      Gorges

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    A geographer on a field trip noticed that the fields of barley around the study centre were waterlogged even though it hadn't rained for over a week. What might she guess about the underlying rocks?
    • A. 

      It is probably chalk

    • B. 

      It is probably limestone

    • C. 

      It is probably granite

    • D. 

      It is probably clay

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