Geology Trivia

Geology trivia questions and answers!

Are you ready to put your knowledge of the earth to the test? Geology is the study of the planet we call home, and this  geology trivia quiz will challenge you on all aspects of the subject. Can you name the three types of rocks and explain how they are formed? Do you know the difference between weathering and erosion? From plate tectonics to mineral identification, this quiz will test your knowledge of all things geological. So, grab a pen and paper and get ready to put your geology knowledge to the test with this fun and informative trivia quiz!

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What is the process by which sediments are deposited in a new location by wind, water, or ice?

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What is the term for the process by which the Earth's surface is shaped by the actions of water, wind, and ice?

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What is the term for the process by which rocks are changed by heat, pressure, and chemical reactions deep within the Earth's crust?

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Of the foregoing, which is created by chemical weathering?

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Which of the following is NOT a type of plate boundary?

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What is the term for the process by which sediment is transported and deposited by ice?

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Who among the following is a notable geologist?

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What is the process by which sediment is laid down in new locations called?

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What is the term for the process by which sediment is transported and deposited by water?

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When was the term "isostasy" first used?

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What is the term for the process by which rocks are broken down into smaller pieces through physical, chemical, or biological processes?

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What does the Latin word "geology" mean?

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Which of the following is connected with volcanoes?

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What is the term for the process by which molten rock (magma) solidifies to form new rock?

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What type of rock is formed when molten rock cools and solidifies below the Earth's surface?

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What is the term for the process by which sediment is transported and deposited by wind?

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What is the process by which rocks and minerals are broken down and transported by wind, water, or ice called?

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Which of the following folds has an axial line that is horizontal?

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Which material is the hardest?

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What is the process by which sediment is compacted and cemented together to form rock called?

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The angle between the fault plane and the hypothetical vertical plane is measured as

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What is the study of Earth's physical structure, composition, and the processes that shape it called?

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What is the term for the process by which rocks are created through the cooling and solidification of magma deep within the Earth's crust?

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What is the term for the process by which rocks are created through the cooling and solidification of lava at or near the Earth's surface?

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What is the term for the process by which the Earth's surface is worn away by the action of water, wind, ice, or other natural agents?

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What is the term for the process by which rocks are created through the precipitation of minerals from solution?

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Early Earth's existence is related to 

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What is the study of fossils called?

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What is the process by which heat and pressure cause the transformation of existing rock into new rock called?

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Older age fossils formed in younger age rocks are known as

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