Scientific Contributions Of Charles Lyell! Trivia Quiz

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Sir Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist who demonstrated the power of existing natural causes in explaining Earth history. He was born on 14 November 1797 in the Grampian Mountains near Forfarshire, Scotland. He Built on the innovative work of James Hutton and his follower John Playfair, favouring an indefinitely long age for the Earth, despite evidence suggesting an old but finite age.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lyell's work on volanoes was largely focused on which of these?
    • A. 

      Magma

    • B. 

      Etna

    • C. 

      Lava

    • D. 

      Rock

  • 2. 
    Between what year did Lyell publish his multi-volume "principles of Geology"?
    • A. 

      1830 to 1833

    • B. 

      1865 to 1880

    • C. 

      1924 to 1930

    • D. 

      1965 to 1990

  • 3. 
    Which of these did Lyell play a critical role in its study?
    • A. 

      Hurricanes

    • B. 

      Loess

    • C. 

      Psychology

    • D. 

      Mountains

  • 4. 
    Lyell's geological interest ranged from archeology to which of these?
    • A. 

      Mudlogging

    • B. 

      Paleoanthropology

    • C. 

      Hydrogeology

    • D. 

      Geochemistry

  • 5. 
    The book, "Principles of Geology" went through how many editions?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 6. 
    In what year was "Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man" first published?
    • A. 

      1873

    • B. 

      1933

    • C. 

      1863

    • D. 

      1975

  • 7. 
    How many edition did the book, "Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man" have?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      8

  • 8. 
    In what year was Charles Lyell Knighted?
    • A. 

      1845

    • B. 

      1848

    • C. 

      1850

    • D. 

      1868

  • 9. 
    What year was the British Geological Survey founded?
    • A. 

      1880

    • B. 

      1835

    • C. 

      1875

    • D. 

      1850

  • 10. 
    Which year was the US Geological Survey founded?
    • A. 

      1879

    • B. 

      1875

    • C. 

      1835

    • D. 

      1890

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