Trivia: Geology Quiz For Beginners!

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Geology Quizzes & Trivia

Have you just begun your studies on Geology and think that you have what it takes to tackle your first final exam? If you are in doubt, one of the best ways to access your readiness is through the quiz below. Do give it a chance and see just how ready you are or if you need more study hours.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Crevasses do not extend all the way to the bottom of a glacier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The leaping of sand grains along a riverbed is known as saltation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Eskers record streams beneath a melting ice cap.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In correlation, dinosaurs make good index fossils.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Kames are a type of non-stratified drift.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A point bar is located on the inner edge of a meander.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Outwash records streams beneath a melting ice cap.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The process of iceberg formation is known as calving.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Medial Moraine is evidence that glaciers move by turbulent flow.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Lakes in cirques are known as kettles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following features records rejuvenation?
    • A. 

      A braided channel

    • B. 

      A meander

    • C. 

      A flood plain

    • D. 

      An incised meander

  • 12. 
    Which of the following refers to the most recent era of geologic time?
    • A. 

      Paleozoic

    • B. 

      Cenozoic

    • C. 

      Jurassic

    • D. 

      Precambrian

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a feature associated with erosion by a stream?
    • A. 

      Delta

    • B. 

      Cut bank

    • C. 

      Point bar

    • D. 

      Flood plain

  • 14. 
    Which of the following terms relates to the determination of absolute time?
    • A. 

      Index fossil

    • B. 

      Disconformity

    • C. 

      Half life

    • D. 

      Nonconformity

  • 15. 
    Which of the following types of lakes is not an end product of glaciation?
    • A. 

      Tarn

    • B. 

      Finger lake

    • C. 

      Ox bow

    • D. 

      Kettle

  • 16. 
    Which of the following features indicates that the Earth's crust has elastic properties?
    • A. 

      Raised beaches

    • B. 

      Rias

    • C. 

      Tillites

    • D. 

      Incised meanders

  • 17. 
    Which of the following mass wasting processes is the slowest acting?
    • A. 

      Rock fall

    • B. 

      Mudfall

    • C. 

      Creep

    • D. 

      Rockslide

  • 18. 
    Which of the following types of moraine is the one that is responsible for glacial abrasion?
    • A. 

      Terminal moraine

    • B. 

      Medial moraine

    • C. 

      Lateral moraine

    • D. 

      Bottom moraine

  • 19. 
    General name for lakes associated with valley glaciers:
  • 20. 
    Type of flow associated with glacial ice:
  • 21. 
    The person who developed the Principle of faunal succession:
  • 22. 
    A rocky ridge between two cirque glaciers:
  • 23. 
    The name of the process used by geologists to determine absolute time:
  • 24. 
    General name given to all rock material transported by ice, after the ice has melted:
  • 25. 
    River channels on a delta are known as:
  • 26. 
    General name for lakes that were present as the Pleistocene ice age came to an end, but have since dried up:
  • 27. 
    Type of water flow associated with rivers in flood:
  • 28. 
    The idea that in any given succession of sedimentary rocks the layers were laid down flat is called:
  • 29. 
    Which of the following mass wasting processes involves the most amount of water?
    • A. 

      Rock fall

    • B. 

      Mud flow

    • C. 

      Creep

    • D. 

      Rockslide

  • 30. 
    Which of the following terns relates directly to glacial erosion?
    • A. 

      Pot hole

    • B. 

      Roche moutonee

    • C. 

      Talus

    • D. 

      Kame