The Ultimate Geology Quiz

13 Questions
The Ultimate Geology Quiz

Are you a geologist? Only true Geologists can make it out of this quiz. For the people who were living under a rock(pun intended) and don't know about geology, it is the study of Earth's surface and the crust and is essential in determining the age, nature, and composition of minerals that make up the Earth's surface. So everybody is welcome in trying out this quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the number one bituminous coal state in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Illinois

    • B. 

      West Virginia

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      Kentucky

  • 2. 
    During which geologic period was the Alpine orogeny?
    • A. 

      Jurassic

    • B. 

      Quaternary

    • C. 

      Cretaceous

    • D. 

      Tertiary

  • 3. 
    Where is the type section for the Ordovician Period found?
    • A. 

      Wales

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      The United States

  • 4. 
    Where is the type location for the Pennsylvanian Period?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      France

  • 5. 
    Where is the type section for the Jurassic Period?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Switzerland

    • D. 

      The United States

  • 6. 
    Which is not a characteristic of Folded mountains?
    • A. 

      Asymmetrical

    • B. 

      Symmetrical

    • C. 

      Overturned

    • D. 

      Underturned

  • 7. 
    Into which body of water does the Danube River empty?
    • A. 

      The Adriatic Sea

    • B. 

      The Mediterranean Sea

    • C. 

      The Black Sea

    • D. 

      The Aegean Sea

  • 8. 
    When was the International Geophysical Year?
    • A. 

      1968-69

    • B. 

      1957-58

    • C. 

      1960-61

    • D. 

      1954-55

  • 9. 
    Which of these is not a name for a wash in an arid environment?
    • A. 

      Playa

    • B. 

      Wadi

    • C. 

      Barrancas

    • D. 

      Arroyo

  • 10. 
    In evolution, which period gave rise to the first mammals?
    • A. 

      Permian

    • B. 

      Triassic

    • C. 

      Jurassic

    • D. 

      Devonian

  • 11. 
    Where is North America's stable platform of rocks, a requirement for being a continent?
    • A. 

      The Yukon

    • B. 

      The Great Plains

    • C. 

      The Wasatch Basin

    • D. 

      The Ozark Plateau

  • 12. 
    Karst topography is most likely to occur in which type of rock?
    • A. 

      Sandstone

    • B. 

      Slate

    • C. 

      Shale

    • D. 

      Limestone

  • 13. 
    According to glaciologists, what did the water from the present day Great Lakes area drain into 14,000 years before present?
    • A. 

      The Missouri River

    • B. 

      The Colorado River

    • C. 

      The Mississippi River

    • D. 

      The Hudson River