Basic Geology Principles And Concepts Quiz

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 185

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Geology is the study through which we get to understand the physical history of the earth and the various changes its structure has undergone. This being sad there are various concepts we have come to understand in this study and the quiz below is perfect for testing how much of them you understand. Why don’t you try it out and see if you are ready for your upcoming exams?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a system?
    • A. 

      An album by Seal

    • B. 

      Anything that can be isolated and studied

    • C. 

      A group of stereo equipment

  • 2. 
    What are the 5 types of systems (spheres)?[lowercase, in alphabetical order, space between words]
  • 3. 
    What are the drivers for systems? [choose two]
    • A. 

      Gravitational forces

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Magnetic field

    • D. 

      Residual heat/radioactivity

    • E. 

      Cosmic rays

  • 4. 
    What are the three types of boundaries?
    • A. 

      Transmogrified

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Divergent

    • E. 

      Continental

  • 5. 
    In an oceanic-continental boundary, which type of crust goes back down into the mantle?
    • A. 

      Continental

    • B. 

      Oceanic

  • 6. 
    What type of boundaries are locations where plates are moving away from each other?[one word]
  • 7. 
    In the mechanical layers of Earth, which layer comes after the lithosphere and the asthenosphere?[one word]
  • 8. 
    Which of the following are seismic body waves?
    • A. 

      Rayleigh

    • B. 

      S

    • C. 

      Hess

    • D. 

      Love

    • E. 

      P

  • 9. 
    Can S waves travel through liquid?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    How many stations do you need to find the epicenter of an earthquake?
  • 11. 
    What type of scale is used to measure an earthquake's intensity?
    • A. 

      Richter Scale

    • B. 

      Modified Mercalli Scale

  • 12. 
    When the hanging wall moves upward relative to the footwall, what type of fault is this?
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Reverse

    • C. 

      Strike-Slip

  • 13. 
    In an anticline, the rocks at the center are ____________ relative to the rest of the anticline.
    • A. 

      Older

    • B. 

      Younger

  • 14. 
    How old is Earth?
    • A. 

      4.55 Ma

    • B. 

      3.55 Ga

    • C. 

      4.55 Ga

    • D. 

      4.0 Ga

  • 15. 
    Who came up with the hypothesis of continental drift?
    • A. 

      Hess

    • B. 

      Wegener

    • C. 

      Slucher

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following is a transform boundary?
    • A. 

      Aleutians

    • B. 

      NW Pacific coast

    • C. 

      San Andreas

  • 17. 
    What kind of movement do Love waves have?
    • A. 

      Up & down

    • B. 

      Side to side

  • 18. 
    The theory that Earth is shaped by sudden/violent events is called __________________.
  • 19. 
    The inner core is mainly made of ______________________
    • A. 

      Si, O, Ne, K

    • B. 

      Magma

    • C. 

      Fe, Mg

    • D. 

      Strawberry filling

    • E. 

      Igneous rock

  • 20. 
    In an earthquake, the point inside the Earth where stress is released is called the __________.
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