Quiz: Can You Answer These Geology 101 Questions? #2

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 148

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Think you know everything there is to know about geology? Do you think you can pass this quiz? This quiz will ask true or false questions such as in correlation, dinosaurs make good index fossils, and a point bar located on the inner edge of a meander. Do outwash records stream beneath a melting ice cap, and which feature is associated with erosion by a stream. This quiz is all about geology. You can do it.


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:
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