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Who said that science cannot be fun? There is much that we can learn about our existence by simply finding out what happened in the past and the changes that the earth has gone through and the stories it has to tell. Take this awesome geology test and get to see just how much you know when it comes to geology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is unusual about pumice?
    • A. 

      It Erodes To Form Sand

    • B. 

      It Is Bright Red

    • C. 

      It Contains Fossils

    • D. 

      It Floats

  • 2. 
    What direction does a compass needle point to?
    • A. 

      Magnetic North

    • B. 

      True North

    • C. 

      Magnetic South

    • D. 

      True South

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the limestone formation that rises from a cave floor?
    • A. 

      Stalagmite

    • B. 

      Stalactite

    • C. 

      Column

    • D. 

      Mytitite

  • 4. 
    How many sides of a peninsula are surrounded by water?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      3

  • 5. 
    If an organic material is converted into stone, it becomes what?
    • A. 

      Permineralization

    • B. 

      Replacement

    • C. 

      Stoning

    • D. 

      Petrified

  • 6. 
    What deposit of sediment forms where a stream enters a standing body of water such as a lake?
    • A. 

      Deposit Shore

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Bay

    • D. 

      Valley

  • 7. 
    What is the best definition of the term "rock"?
    • A. 

      1 Or More Minerals Physically Combined

    • B. 

      A Round Object

    • C. 

      Matter With A Hard Core And Surface

    • D. 

      2 Or More Elements In A Chemical Reaction

  • 8. 
    Which of these rivers flows north?
    • A. 

      Zaire

    • B. 

      Congo

    • C. 

      Nile

    • D. 

      Platte

  • 9. 
    What are ridges of rock debris caused by glacial action called?
    • A. 

      Doldrums

    • B. 

      Drumlins

    • C. 

      Morons

    • D. 

      Moraines

  • 10. 
    Which of these rivers is most likely a glacial boundary river?
    • A. 

      Mississippi

    • B. 

      Ohio

    • C. 

      Nile

    • D. 

      Amazon

  • 11. 
    When does magma become lava?
    • A. 

      When It Is Exposed To Oxygen In The Air Or Water

    • B. 

      When It Flows

    • C. 

      When It Cools

    • D. 

      When It Becomes Soap

  • 12. 
    Which scale is used to describe a mineral's hardness?
    • A. 

      Mohs'

    • B. 

      Cullivers'

    • C. 

      Dowds'

    • D. 

      Ohms'

  • 13. 
    Which is not a sedimentary rock?
    • A. 

      Quartzite

    • B. 

      Oolitic Limestone

    • C. 

      Conglomerate

    • D. 

      Sandstone

  • 14. 
    Which of these continents would you find in the southern, western hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      South America

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 15. 
    What is another name for Mt. Kilimanjaro?
    • A. 

      Kibo

    • B. 

      Kido

    • C. 

      Patinkin

    • D. 

      Webber