The Ultimate Geology Trivia

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The Ultimate Geology Trivia

So far, we have had a lot of quizzes that are designed to ensure you do not forget the topics we have been covering in geology. Do you feel comfortable enough to sit and pass the exams or do you need more study materials? Look no further if you do as this ultimate geology trivia is exactly what you need to take.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which element makes up 50% of the earth's crust?
    • A. 

      Aluminum

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Silicon

    • D. 

      Iron

  • 2. 
    Which North American gulf is also known as the Sea of Cortez?
    • A. 

      The Gulf Of California

    • B. 

      The Gulf Of Mexico

    • C. 

      The Gulf Of Yucatan

    • D. 

      The Gulf Of Damien

  • 3. 
    What period of time do scientists know as a nycthemeron?
    • A. 

      28 Days

    • B. 

      365 Days

    • C. 

      One Million Years

    • D. 

      24 Hours

  • 4. 
    What is created during an orogeny?
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      Mountains

    • C. 

      Volcanoes

    • D. 

      Tidal Waves

  • 5. 
    The Tennessee River is considered to be the main tributary of which river?
    • A. 

      The Mississippi

    • B. 

      The Ohio

    • C. 

      The Kentucky

    • D. 

      The Cumberland

  • 6. 
    In which desert would the highest sand dunes be found?
    • A. 

      Great Australian

    • B. 

      Sahara

    • C. 

      Sonora

    • D. 

      Gobi

  • 7. 
    What river runs into Victoria Falls?
    • A. 

      The Amazon

    • B. 

      The Zambezi

    • C. 

      The Congo

    • D. 

      The Nile

  • 8. 
    Which volcano is the only active spewer on the European mainland?
    • A. 

      Etna

    • B. 

      Ida

    • C. 

      Vesuvius

    • D. 

      Ararat

  • 9. 
    From which state does the continental divide enter Canada?
    • A. 

      Washington

    • B. 

      Alaska

    • C. 

      Idaho

    • D. 

      Montana

  • 10. 
    From which state does the continental divide enter Mexico?
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      New Mexico

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Arizona

  • 11. 
    What is the tallest mountain in Canada?
    • A. 

      Mount Robson

    • B. 

      Mount Logan

    • C. 

      Mount McKinley

    • D. 

      Mount Columbia

  • 12. 
    Which part of the United States has the greatest cluster of estuaries?
    • A. 

      Southwest

    • B. 

      Northeast

    • C. 

      Northwest

    • D. 

      Southeast

  • 13. 
    What is the mass of the earth in short tons?
    • A. 

      6 Sextillion, 113 Quintillion Short Tons

    • B. 

      6 Sextillion, 588 Quintillion Short Tons

    • C. 

      9 Sextillion, 344 Quintillion Short Tons

    • D. 

      3 Sextillion, 455 Quintillion Short Tons

  • 14. 
    Which type of lava is typically rope-like in appearance?
    • A. 

      Basaltic

    • B. 

      Pa-Hoe-Hoe

    • C. 

      Andesitic

    • D. 

      Aa

  • 15. 
    During which epoch did a land connection between Siberia and Alaska form?
    • A. 

      Eocene

    • B. 

      Oligocene

    • C. 

      Holocene

    • D. 

      Miocene