Test Your Knowledge On Geology

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Geology Quizzes & Trivia

The earth is a very interesting planet and this can be due to the fact that it is the only known planet that can support human life. This can be partly due to the constitution of the earth’s crust in general. Do you wish to test out your geology knowledge? If so then the quiz below is perfect to see if you have been attentive to all the presentations we have been having.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the very sticky form of clay till called?
    • A. 

      Gumbo

    • B. 

      Glue

    • C. 

      Soup

    • D. 

      Chili

  • 2. 
    What percentage of known volcanoes are subaerial, meaning they erupt into the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      65%

    • B. 

      80%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 3. 
    What percentage of rock-forming minerals are silicates?
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      60%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 4. 
    Which of the following terms refers to the process of mountain building?
    • A. 

      Isotasy

    • B. 

      Orogeny

    • C. 

      Lithosphery

    • D. 

      Metamorphism

  • 5. 
    What was the most common type of rock to be found during the Precambrian Period?
    • A. 

      Greywacke

    • B. 

      Gneiss

    • C. 

      Greenstone

    • D. 

      Granite

  • 6. 
    In which country is Fiordland, which contains the Milford Sound fiord, located?
    • A. 

      Norway

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Iceland

    • D. 

      New Zealand

  • 7. 
    Which of these is not a category of groundwater?
    • A. 

      New Water

    • B. 

      Juvenile Water

    • C. 

      Fresh Water

    • D. 

      Salt Water

  • 8. 
    Which of these is not a group of modern desert?
    • A. 

      Coastal

    • B. 

      Continental-Interior

    • C. 

      Tropical

    • D. 

      Subtropical

  • 9. 
    Which of these is not a metamorphic rock?
    • A. 

      Phyllite

    • B. 

      Limestone

    • C. 

      Slate

    • D. 

      Schist

  • 10. 
    Which of these is not a type of coral-reef shoreline?
    • A. 

      Fringing Reef

    • B. 

      Coastal Reef

    • C. 

      Barrier Reef

    • D. 

      Atoll

  • 11. 
    Which of these is not a type of deep-sea sediment?
    • A. 

      Pelagic

    • B. 

      Authigenic

    • C. 

      Terrigenous

    • D. 

      Fossilized

  • 12. 
    Which volcano in Iceland was once thought to be a gateway to the underworld?
    • A. 

      Krafla

    • B. 

      Hekla

    • C. 

      Laki

    • D. 

      Katla

  • 13. 
    Who published the book "The Theory of the Earth" in 1795?
    • A. 

      James Hutton

    • B. 

      Charles Lyell

    • C. 

      Georges Cuvier

    • D. 

      William Smith

  • 14. 
    Whose concept of erosion cycle dominated geology for 50 years after its release?
    • A. 

      William Morris Davis

    • B. 

      John Wesley Powell

    • C. 

      Josiah Whitney

    • D. 

      Harry Hess