Introduction To Geology Quiz

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What is geology? What are the basics of geology? Test and improve your knowledge of geology with this "Introduction to Geology Quiz. " Geology is a branch of science that studies the earth, including rocks, minerals, fossils, and all the processes involved in the development of human lives. Here, we will ask a few basic questions related to geology. Are you confident that you can easily pass this quiz by answering those questions? Give it a try and see for yourself.


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

      Cooling and crystallization

    • B. 

      Burial and lithification

    • C. 

      Weathering and deposition

    • D. 

      Cooling and uplift

  • 2. 
    Earth materials always trace the complete rock cycle from sediment through igneous rocks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In general, igneous rocks:
    • A. 

      Form at relative high temperature

    • B. 

      Form by crystallization of solids from liquid

    • C. 

      Form at high and low pressures

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Minerals:
    • A. 

      Can form by life processes (organic)

    • B. 

      Are crystalline solids

    • C. 

      Have a unique chemical composition

    • D. 

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

  • 5. 
    Referring to the diagram given in the question 6, path B is _______
    • A. 

      Uplift, weathering and erosion, deposition

    • B. 

      Deposition, heat and pressure, weathering

    • C. 

      Melting, crystallization, heat and pressure

    • D. 

      Deposition, lithification and crystallization.

  • 6. 
    Referring to the diagram what factor(s) are responsible for path C?
    • A. 

      Melting

    • B. 

      Crystallization

    • C. 

      Heat and pressure

    • D. 

      Burial and lithification

  • 7. 
    One of geology's greatest contributions to human thought is:
    • A. 

      The realization that the world is round

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 8. 
    Metamorphic rocks are changed rocks. Which of the following rock types could be the "parent" of a metamorphic rock?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 9. 
    Because we rarely witness dramatic changes in the Earth, we can conclude that the Earth is not changing very much.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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

      Structural geology

    • B. 

      Geophysics

    • C. 

      Engineering geology

    • D. 

      Petrology

  • 11. 
    What are the agents of weathering?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Acids

    • C. 

      Air

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Geology is also called the Geosciences.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Minerals are made up of rocks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Rocks are composed of two or more minerals through geological processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which minerals are found in rocks?
    • A. 

      Quartz

    • B. 

      Feldspar

    • C. 

      Amphibole

    • D. 

      All of the above

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