Geology Trivia

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Geology Quizzes & Trivia

Geology Final questions using previous questions from other tests


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is the type location for the Mississippian Period?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      England

  • 2. 
    Yosemite National Park is an easily recognizable part of what batholiths?
    • A. 

      Sierra Nevada

    • B. 

      Baja

    • C. 

      Coastal

    • D. 

      Idaho

  • 3. 
    Which is NOT a type of drainage pattern?
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Trellis

    • C. 

      Octagonal

    • D. 

      Dendritic

  • 4. 
    What is the most photographed, painted, and scaled mountain in the world?
    • A. 

      Mt. Everest

    • B. 

      Mt. Hood

    • C. 

      Mt. Fuji

    • D. 

      Mt. Blanc

  • 5. 
    What percentage of the earth's water is drinkable?
    • A. 

      7%

    • B. 

      1%

    • C. 

      5%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 6. 
    What is another name for permanently frozen ground?
    • A. 

      Tiaga

    • B. 

      Permafrost

    • C. 

      Tundra

    • D. 

      Durafrost

  • 7. 
    What mountains separate Europe from Asia?
    • A. 

      Andes

    • B. 

      Himalayas

    • C. 

      Aleutian Range

    • D. 

      Ural

  • 8. 
    Which rock would test positive to an acid test?
    • A. 

      Gneiss

    • B. 

      Limestone

    • C. 

      Sandstone

    • D. 

      Greywacke

  • 9. 
    Although beaches can be comprised of any particle, the majority of them consist of what?
    • A. 

      Opal

    • B. 

      Basalt

    • C. 

      Quartz

    • D. 

      Granite

  • 10. 
    Fluids with a high viscosity resist what?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Flow

    • C. 

      Freezing

    • D. 

      Heat

  • 11. 
    Mary Anning was the first to discover complete fossils of which prehistoric marine reptile?
    • A. 

      Diapsid

    • B. 

      Deinosuchus

    • C. 

      Ichthyosaur

    • D. 

      Pterosaur

  • 12. 
    How many geysers is Yellowstone National Park home to?
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      1,000

    • C. 

      350

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 13. 
    In which U.S. state was the prehistoric proglacial lake Glacial Lake Missoula located?
    • A. 

      Nebraska

    • B. 

      Wyoming

    • C. 

      Michigan

    • D. 

      Montana

  • 14. 
    What is the Hawaiian name for smooth-flowing basaltic lava, often appearing twisted and rope-like?
    • A. 

      Pahoehoe

    • B. 

      Pillow Lava

    • C. 

      Aa

    • D. 

      Rope Lava

  • 15. 
    What is the length, in miles, of the San Andreas Fault?
    • A. 

      1,200

    • B. 

      800

    • C. 

      24,000

    • D. 

      500