Geology Quiz 1

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Geology Quiz 1

This practice quiz is meant to help prepare you to take the quiz on Earth's interior and Pangaea. For the quiz please study:~The layers of the Earth- what they are made of, their state, and what happens to density and temperature~Pangaea- What continental drift is, what Wegener used as evidence, and why the plates moved


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the center most layer of the Earth?
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Troposphere

  • 2. 
    The layer of the Earth that is both liquid and solid is the
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 3. 
    The solid least dense layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Outer core

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Outer core

  • 5. 
    What happens to density as you go deeper into the Earth?
    • A. 

      It decreases

    • B. 

      It stay the same

    • C. 

      In increases

    • D. 

      No one knows

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      In decreases

    • B. 

      In increases

    • C. 

      It stays the same

    • D. 

      It varies

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Outer core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Inner core

  • 8. 
    The layer on which we live is the
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Pangaea

    • B. 

      Plate tectonics

    • C. 

      Continental drift

    • D. 

      Landmass movement

  • 10. 
    The plates move because
    • A. 

      The wind blows them

    • B. 

      Ocean currents

    • C. 

      Convection in the mantle

    • D. 

      Convection in the core

  • 11. 
    Wegener's hypothesis was
    • A. 

      That the landmasses have always been in the same places

    • B. 

      That the landmasses had been joined together as Pangaea, and have since drifted apart

    • C. 

      That the continents do not move

    • D. 

      That earthquakes have caused the landmasses to move

  • 12. 
    One piece of evidence for Pangaea was that
    • A. 

      The same fossilized organism was found on two different continents

    • B. 

      Part of an organism was found on one landmass and the other part on another landmass

    • C. 

      A land bridge was found

    • D. 

      People are found on all landmasses

  • 13. 
    Pangaea existed
    • A. 

      About 100 thousand years ago

    • B. 

      About 5 million years ago

    • C. 

      About 250 million years ago

    • D. 

      In the past and still exists today

  • 14. 
    The Mesosaurus fossil being found on two sides of an ocean are the result of
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      A land bridge

    • C. 

      The Mesosaurus swimming across the ocean

    • D. 

      The movement of tectonic plates

  • 15. 
    No one believed Wegener because
    • A. 

      He did not give any evidence

    • B. 

      He did not provide an explanation for the force that moved the continents

    • C. 

      He was not well liked by people

    • D. 

      His ideas were false