Carleigh's First Geology Quiz On Rocks Quiz

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Geology Quizzes & Trivia

The earth is full of magnificent wonders where some are made by nature and others man made. In our geology class we got to understand more about the solid earth, the rocks it’s made of and the processes they undergo overtime. Take up the ultimate quiz on geology below and get to jog your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rock that forms as a result of volcanic activity at or near the Earth's surface.
    • A. 

      Intrusive metamorphic rock

    • B. 

      Intrusive igneous rock

    • C. 

      Extrusive sedimentary rock

    • D. 

      Extrusive metamorphic rock

    • E. 

      Extrusive igneous rock

  • 2. 
    Mechanism by which earth's surface is worn away by natural forces such as wind or water
    • A. 

      Strata

    • B. 

      Pressure

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Erosion

    • E. 

      Cleformation

  • 3. 
    What causes magma to form?
    • A. 

      Rock is heated

    • B. 

      Rock changes composition

    • C. 

      Pressure is released

    • D. 

      A, B and C

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 4. 
    The process in which sedimentary rocks are arranged in layers.
    • A. 

      Foliation

    • B. 

      Satisfaction

    • C. 

      Layerification

    • D. 

      Segmentation

    • E. 

      Stratification

  • 5. 
    What is the quality of a rock that is based on the sizes and shapes and positions of the rock's grains?
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Texture

    • C. 

      Cementation

    • D. 

      Fine grain cementation

    • E. 

      Coarse grain cementation

  • 6. 
    The bending, tilting and breaking of the Earth's curst causing the change in the shape of the rock in response to stress.
    • A. 

      Cleformation

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Stratification

    • D. 

      Non-foliation

    • E. 

      Rock cycle

  • 7. 
    The process in which material is laid down.
    • A. 

      Stratification

    • B. 

      Cleformation

    • C. 

      Uplift

    • D. 

      Deposition

    • E. 

      Foliation

  • 8. 
    What has to increase for metamorphism to occur?
    • A. 

      Minerals and strata

    • B. 

      Sedementation and pressure

    • C. 

      Pressure

    • D. 

      Pressure and temperature

    • E. 

      Strata only

  • 9. 
    What is another name for layers of rock?
    • A. 

      Defoliation

    • B. 

      Defibrilation

    • C. 

      Strata

    • D. 

      Stratega

    • E. 

      Extrusion

  • 10. 
    How did humans use rocks in the past?
    • A. 

      Monuments

    • B. 

      Temples

    • C. 

      Buildings

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The rising of the regions of the Earth's crust to higher elevations.
    • A. 

      Uplift

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Foliated

    • D. 

      Cementation

    • E. 

      Construction

  • 12. 
    The texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are not arranged in planes or bands.
    • A. 

      Foliation

    • B. 

      Stratification

    • C. 

      Non-foliation

    • D. 

      Non-stratification

    • E. 

      Uplift

  • 13. 
    When magma cools quickly, what kind of texture will the rock have?
    • A. 

      Cemented

    • B. 

      Elastic

    • C. 

      Coarse-grained

    • D. 

      Fine-grained

    • E. 

      Eroded

  • 14. 
    The heating of two substances in contact which causes some change in one of them
    • A. 

      Foliation

    • B. 

      Intrusion

    • C. 

      Metamorphism

    • D. 

      Igneation

    • E. 

      Cementation

  • 15. 
    What kind of metamorphic rock has its mineral grains arranged in planes or bands?
    • A. 

      Banded metamorphic rock

    • B. 

      Foliated metamorphic rock

    • C. 

      Planed metamorphic rock

    • D. 

      Fine-grained metamorphic rock

    • E. 

      Coarse-grained metamorphic rock

  • 16. 
    Rock that is formed from the cooling and solidification of magma beneath the Earth's surface
    • A. 

      Extrusive igneous rock

    • B. 

      Extrusive metamorphic rock

    • C. 

      Intrusive igneous rock

    • D. 

      Intrusive metamorphic rock

    • E. 

      Intrusive sedimentary rock

  • 17. 
    The series of processes in which a rock forms changes from one type to another, is destroyed an forms again by geological processes.
    • A. 

      Rock cycle

    • B. 

      Stratification

    • C. 

      Cementation

    • D. 

      Composition

    • E. 

      Deposition

  • 18. 
    The chemical makeup of a rock, either the minerals or other materials in the rock.
    • A. 

      Aggregation

    • B. 

      Cementation

    • C. 

      Rock

    • D. 

      Composition

    • E. 

      Cleformation

  • 19. 
    When temperatures and pressures change, what happens to the minerals in the rocks?
    • A. 

      Rocks change into igneous rock; if melting temperation, magma cools to form sedimentary rock

    • B. 

      Rocks change into metamorphic rock; if melting temperation, magma cools to form non-foliated metamorphic rock

    • C. 

      Rocks change into metamorphic rock; if melting temperation, magma cools to form stratified rock

    • D. 

      Rocks change into igneous rock; if melting temperation, magma cools to form cementated rock

    • E. 

      Rocks change into metamorphic rock; if melting temperation, magma cools to form igneous rock

  • 20. 
    A naturally occuring solid mixture of one or more minerals and/or organic matter.
    • A. 

      Composition

    • B. 

      Cleformation

    • C. 

      Non-foliation

    • D. 

      Rock

    • E. 

      Rock cycle

  • 21. 
    How are rocks classified?
    • A. 

      By cycle

    • B. 

      By temperature and pressure under which they formed

    • C. 

      By the materials contained in them

    • D. 

      By how they are formed

    • E. 

      By scientists