The Big Quiz On Geology

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Geology Quizzes & Trivia

The end of the year is almost here and as always, there is a major exam that you must pass before you are accepted to move to the next level. Do you think you have what it takes to tackle the geology exam without breaking a sweat or do you need more quizzes to help refresh your memory? Take this big quiz on geology and show us what you remember.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many miles long is the Grand Canyon?
    • A. 

      277 Miles

    • B. 

      1370 Miles

    • C. 

      700 Miles

    • D. 

      20 Miles

  • 2. 
    How many gallons of water do the Great Lakes contain?
    • A. 

      6 Quadrillion

    • B. 

      10 Million

    • C. 

      25 Billion

    • D. 

      60 Trillion

  • 3. 
    In which U.S. state is Crater Lake located?
    • A. 

      Oregon

    • B. 

      Washington

    • C. 

      South Dakota

    • D. 

      Nevada

  • 4. 
    In what year did Krakatoa erupt after being dormant for 200 years?
    • A. 

      1761

    • B. 

      1982

    • C. 

      1912

    • D. 

      1883

  • 5. 
    In which U.S. state does the Columbia basalt plateau appear?
    • A. 

      Idaho

    • B. 

      Nebraska

    • C. 

      Washington

    • D. 

      California

  • 6. 
    Petrified wood is an example of what type of petrification fossil?
    • A. 

      Compression

    • B. 

      Trace

    • C. 

      Replacement

    • D. 

      Permineralized

  • 7. 
    The conversion of kerogen to petroleum is known by what name?
    • A. 

      Generation

    • B. 

      Kerogenation

    • C. 

      Maturation

    • D. 

      Preservation

  • 8. 
    What era in Earth's history is known as the Age of Reptiles due to the dominance that this group achieved during this time?
    • A. 

      Mesozoic

    • B. 

      Paleocene

    • C. 

      Cenozoic

    • D. 

      Paleozoic

  • 9. 
    What is not an example of a halide?
    • A. 

      Apatite

    • B. 

      Halite

    • C. 

      Fluorite

    • D. 

      Cryolithionite

  • 10. 
    What is the name for snow crystals that melt and refreeze into granular particles on glaciers?
    • A. 

      Snizzle

    • B. 

      Corn

    • C. 

      Firn

    • D. 

      Sleet

  • 11. 
    What is the name for the semiarid region that surrounds most deserts?
    • A. 

      Steppe

    • B. 

      Oasis

    • C. 

      Desert Basin

    • D. 

      Desert Border

  • 12. 
    What is the name of a glacier that is formed when two or more valley glaciers flow together?
    • A. 

      Alpine Glaciers

    • B. 

      Piedmont Glacier

    • C. 

      Plateau Glaciers

    • D. 

      Tidewater Glaciers

  • 13. 
    What is the name of the reddish soils of the humid tropics?
    • A. 

      Pedocals

    • B. 

      Tropical Soils

    • C. 

      Pedalfers

    • D. 

      Latosols

  • 14. 
    What is the term for when pieces of glaciers break off and form icebergs?
    • A. 

      Dissolve

    • B. 

      Calve

    • C. 

      Fissure

    • D. 

      Separate

  • 15. 
    What is the term used to classify igneous rocks that are light in both color and gravity?
    • A. 

      Andesite

    • B. 

      Sima

    • C. 

      Sialic

    • D. 

      Diorite