4th Grade Geology

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4th Grade Geology Quizzes & Trivia

Geology is the study of the rock on the earth’s surface and the changes that occur to the due to different factors. Having covers some of the effects of changes to this structure; take up the quiz to revise for the upcoming quiz in the next geology class. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There are four layers of the earth.  They include the crust, mantel, the Outer Core and what?
    • A. 

      Surface

    • B. 

      Ocean

    • C. 

      Continents

    • D. 

      Inner Core

  • 2. 
    The instrument that scientist use to record tremors underground is called what?
    • A. 

      Magnitude

    • B. 

      Seismograph

    • C. 

      Richter scale

    • D. 

      Telephone

  • 3. 
    True or false, magnitude is the strength of the earthquake.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The richter scale is a chart that scientist use to meaure what?
    • A. 

      A tsunami

    • B. 

      An earthquake

    • C. 

      An eruption

    • D. 

      Continental drift

  • 5. 
    Different pieces of the earth's crust that float on magma are called what?
    • A. 

      Plates

    • B. 

      Faults

    • C. 

      Tsunamis

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 6. 
    Earthquakes are caused by shifting what?
    • A. 

      Sands

    • B. 

      Seas

    • C. 

      Plates

    • D. 

      Soil

  • 7. 
    The place where two different plates come together is called a what?
    • A. 

      Earthquake

    • B. 

      Plate

    • C. 

      Tsumani

    • D. 

      Fault

  • 8. 
    A tsunami occurs where?
    • A. 

      In a desert

    • B. 

      In a farm field

    • C. 

      In the ocean

    • D. 

      In the mountains

  • 9. 
    True or False, volcanos are formed when magma squeezes up from weak spots in the earth's crust?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Once magma flows out of a volcano it is called what?
    • A. 

      Snot

    • B. 

      Lava

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Ooze

  • 11. 
     If a volcano has not erupted for a while, and no one knows for sure whether it will ever erupt again it is called?
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Dormant

    • C. 

      Extinct

  • 12. 
    Hot springs and geysers occur when water seeps down into cracks where magma is close to the earth's surface causing the water to boil and build up pressure. One of the most famous geysers located in Yellowstone National Park is called what?
    • A. 

      Old Dog

    • B. 

      Old Man

    • C. 

      Old Faithful

    • D. 

      Old Shoes

  • 13. 
    Back 300 million years ago geologist believed that the continents we know today were crowded together in one giant land mass.  They have named that land mass what?
    • A. 

      Continental Drift

    • B. 

      Pangaea

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Europe

  • 14. 
    True or False, continental drift occurs at a few miles a year?
    • A. 

      True, that's why the plates are so far apart now.

    • B. 

      False, it is a few inches each year.

  • 15. 
    Mountains that are created by oozing magam is called what?
    • A. 

      Dome shaped mountains

    • B. 

      Folded Mountains

    • C. 

      Fault Block Mountains

  • 16. 
    Mountains created by crustal plate collision, much like what happens when you push a sheet together is called what?
    • A. 

      Dome shaped mountains

    • B. 

      Folded Mountains

    • C. 

      Fault Block Mountains

  • 17. 
    Mountains created on a fault where the rock is brittle and ridgid, such as in the Sierra Nevada mountains, is called what?
    • A. 

      Dome shaped mountains

    • B. 

      Folded Mountains

    • C. 

      Fault Block Mountains

  • 18. 
    Rocks are made from what?
    • A. 

      Vitamins

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Minerals

    • D. 

      Dirt

  • 19. 
    Rocks, such as granite, pumice and glassy obsidian, are made from cooling magma or lava.  What kind of rock is it? 
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 20. 
    Rock, such as limestone and sandstone, is made when layer upon layer of sand and debris settle down together.  Which kind of rock is it? 
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 21. 
    Rock, such as marble and diamond, is made by changes to rocks exposed to extreme temperature or extreme pressure.  What kind of rock is it?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 22. 
    The process of breaking down a boulder to a rock to sand and then to dirt is called what?
    • A. 

      Weathering

    • B. 

      Evolution

    • C. 

      Sliding

    • D. 

      Breaking

  • 23. 
    There are two different types of weathering.  They are what?
    • A. 

      Waxing and Waining

    • B. 

      Rising and Falling

    • C. 

      Physical and Chemical

    • D. 

      Winning and Losing

  • 24. 
    Rocks being tossed around in the ocean with sand is what type of weathering?
    • A. 

      Physical Weathering

    • B. 

      Chemical Weathering

  • 25. 
    Weathering caused by natural occuring acids mixing with rain water is called what?
    • A. 

      Physical Weathering

    • B. 

      Chemical Weathering