Week 1: Introduction To Geology Quiz

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Week 1: Introduction To Geology Quiz

PAPER CODE: GS 1010 Instructions: There is a total of 15 questions in this paper. The entire paper is divided into two sections, A and B. All sections are compulsory. Questions in each section are of different types. Section – A contains a total of 10 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ type question has four choices out of which only one choice is the correct answer. Section – B contains a total of 5 Structured and short assay questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Referring to the diagram above, path A is _______
    • A. 

      A) Cooling and crystallization

    • B. 

      B) Burial and lithification

    • C. 

      C) Weathering and deposition

    • D. 

      D) Cooling and uplift

  • 2. 
    Referring to the diagram above, path B is _______
    • A. 

      A) Uplift, weathering and erosion, deposition

    • B. 

      B) Deposition, heat and pressure, weathering

    • C. 

      C) Melting, crystallization, heat and pressure

    • D. 

      D) Deposition, lithification and crystallization.

  • 3. 
    Referring to the diagram what factor(s) are responsible for path C?
    • A. 

      A) Melting

    • B. 

      B) Crystallization

    • C. 

      C) Heat and pressure

    • D. 

      D) Burial and lithification

  • 4. 
    One of geology's greatest contributions to human thought is:
    • A. 

      A) The realization that the world is round

    • B. 

      B) The realization that the sun is not the center of the solar system

    • C. 

      C) The recognition of the long span of time involved in earth history

    • D. 

      D) The recognition that the earth is the center of the solar system

  • 5. 
    Because we rarely witness dramatic changes in the Earth, we can conclude that the Earth is not changing very much.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Earth materials always trace the complete rock cycle from sediment through igneous rocks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In general, igneous rocks:
    • A. 

      A) Form at relative high temperature

    • B. 

      B) Form by crystallization of solids from liquid

    • C. 

      C) Form at high and low pressures

    • D. 

      D) All of the above

  • 8. 
    Minerals:
    • A. 

      A) Can form by life processes (organic)

    • B. 

      B) Are crystalline solids

    • C. 

      C) Have a unique chemical composition

    • D. 

      D) Can be any state (solid, liquid or gas) as long as the state is natural.

  • 9. 
    Metamorphic rocks are changed rocks. Which of the following rock types could be the "parent" of a metamorphic rock?
    • A. 

      A) Sedimentary

    • B. 

      B) Igneous

    • C. 

      C) Metamorphic

    • D. 

      D) All the above

  • 10. 
    The study of rock deformation and geometry is known as
    • A. 

      A) Structural geology

    • B. 

      B) Geophysics

    • C. 

      C) Engineering geology

    • D. 

      D) Petrology

  • 11. 
    What is geology?
  • 12. 
    Differentiate between a rock and mineral?
  • 13. 
    Name the three types of rocks briefly describing how each is formed?
  • 14. 
    What is weathering?
  • 15. 
    Name three (3) agents of weathering?
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