Rock the Geology Quiz

Rock the Geology Quiz

Test your knowledge of rocks, minerals, and Earth's geological features with this exciting geology quiz!

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Which type of rock is formed from the cooling and solidification of magma or lava?

Which type of rock is formed from the cooling and solidification of magma or lava?
Igneous rock
Metamorphic rock
Sedimentary rock
Volcanic rock
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What is the hardest known mineral on Earth?

What is the hardest known mineral on Earth?
Quartz
Diamond
Feldspar
Calcite
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Which process involves the wearing away and movement of rock and sediment by wind, water, or ice?

Which process involves the wearing away and movement of rock and sediment by wind, water, or ice?
Erosion
Weathering
Deposition
Transportation
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What is the term for the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other?

What is the term for the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other?
Convergent boundary
Divergent boundary
Transform boundary
Subduction boundary
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Which rock type is formed from pre-existing rocks through heat and pressure?

Which rock type is formed from pre-existing rocks through heat and pressure?
Igneous rock
Metamorphic rock
Sedimentary rock
Fossiliferous rock
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What is the term for a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust, causing shaking and vibration?

What is the term for a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust, causing shaking and vibration?
Tsunami
Earthquake
Volcanic eruption
Flash flood
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Which type of rock is typically formed from the accumulation and compaction of sediment?

Which type of rock is typically formed from the accumulation and compaction of sediment?
Basalt
Granite
Sedimentary rock
Marble
8/10

What is the term for the continuous movement of large sections of Earth's lithosphere?

What is the term for the continuous movement of large sections of Earth's lithosphere?
Plate tectonics
Electromagnetism
Gravity
Radiation
9/10

Which layer of the Earth's interior is primarily composed of molten iron and nickel?

Which layer of the Earth's interior is primarily composed of molten iron and nickel?
Mantle
Outer core
Inner core
Crust
10/10

What is the process by which rocks, minerals, or organic matter are added to a landform or landmass?

What is the process by which rocks, minerals, or organic matter are added to a landform or landmass?
Erosion
Weathering
Deposition
Transportation