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86 Geology Questions for You to Enjoy Allanite Long

It’s a hard rock life.

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June 21, 2022

Do you wish you were a little boulder during the science portion of your local pub’s trivia night? Are you tired of being a stone’s throw away from victory? Then it’s time to polish your rock, mineral, and gem knowledge to a beautiful luster with these geology trivia questions and answers. Ready to get down to bismuth? Of quartz you are. 

When it comes to the study of earth, seis does matter, and this geology quiz delivers a motherlode of rock, gem, and mineral questions that leave no stone unturned. We suggest grabbing a snack– preferably a pome-granite– and leaving your quarries behind. 

After you’ve impressed all your friends with your mad mineral skills, take a refresher course on other science topics like chemistry, physics, or space. After all, igneous is bliss, but knowledge is power. 

1. What name is given to molten rocks thrown out by a volcano?

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2. What stone is only mined in Mount Kilimanjaro?

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3. Which of these processes is responsible for America's Monument Valley?

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4. After oxygen and silicon, by mass, what is the most abundant element in the Earth's Crust?

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5. Soil below the surface of a tundra that remains frozen permanently is called what?

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6. Which of these types of coal occurs deepest in the ground?

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1. What sort of rock makes up the walls of the Grand Canyon?

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2. Which rock forms the greater part of the White Cliffs of Dover?

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3. Which is the only type of rock that floats?

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4. What is the name of the cells which take up water from the soil?

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5. Which country produced almost all known diamonds until 1725?

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6. Sapphire is usually which color?

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1. What element makes up most of the weight of water and about half the weight of most rocks?

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2. By mass, what percentage of the Earth's crust is made up of just 8 elements?

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3. Which of these is the name of a type of soil?

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4. The soil type in deciduous woodlands is what?

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5. Earthworms in the soil help to do what?

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6. Petrology is the study of rocks from which perspective?

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1. What name is given to any naturally occurring chemical found in the Earth?

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2. What is the name given to the ancient remains of living things preserved in rocks?

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3. What piece of equipment is used to break up clods of soil and to cover seeds after sowing?

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4. What name is given to the semi-molten rock found in the Earth's mantle?

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5. What sort of stone is the Derbyshire gorge, Dovedale, formed out of?

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6. Which geographical feature can consist of vents, side pipes and a magma chamber?

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1. A break in the sequence of sedimentary rocks, usually seen as an eroded surface, is called... what?

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2. Which of these increases the nitrogen compounds in soil?

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3. Which of these planets is made up of gas rather than rocks?

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4. In the earth's structure, what is the name for the sharp boundary between the crust and the mantle?

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5. Which of these rocks is hard and impermeable?

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6. The mineral 'cubic zirconium' can be cut and polished to look like which precious stone?

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1. By mass, which gas is most common in the compounds that make up the Earth's Crust?

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2. How much more powerful is an earthquake that measures 6 on the Richter scale than one that measures 5?

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3. Amorphous means what in the world in geology?

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4. Where would you find the extinct volcano, Olympus Mons?

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5. What is the name for dark volcanic glass?

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6. What color is the gemstone 'jet'?

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1. In 1587, who was the first child born to English parents on American soil?

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2. What color is the peridot stone?

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3. Which of these does not drain as well as the others?

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4. By mass, which of these elements is the second most common element on Earth ?

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5. Columbus is the state capital of which U.S.A. state?

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6. Rocks emit which kind of radiation?

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1. What name is given to the wearing away of rocks and soil?

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2. In geology, what are the distinct layers into which sedimentary rocks are divided?

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3. Which of these rocks is the hardest?

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4. What name is given to the useless stony minerals that occur with a metallic ore?

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5. When studying rocks and soils, which of these could you use to separate small particles from bigger ones?

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6. By mass, which element makes up 26 per cent of the Earth's crust?

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1. Which two elements make up the greater part of the Earth's inner core?

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2. The gemstones rhodochrosite and almandine are always shades of which color?

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3. The word geology orginates from which language?

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4. Which of these soil types does NOT contain any rock particles?

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5. Which country in the North Atlantic ocean is built entirely of volcanic rocks?

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6. How many times have Brazil won the World Cup on European soil?

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1. What is the name of the study of rocks and the earth's crust?

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2. Which of these is a precious stone?

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3. Which of these is a taiga soil?

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4. What term is used for the part of the soil that is always frozen in cold climates?

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5. What do you call a person who studies rocks?

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6. What color is the gemstone 'peridot'?

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1. Which two colors make up the naturally occurring gemstone known as 'watermelon tourmaline'?

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2. Which of these is NOT a cause of erosion of rocks and soil?

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3. Which tectonic plate lies between the Pacific Plate and the South American Plate?

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4. Which gemstone can be blue, orange, yellow or colorless?

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5. What name is given to the scale of hardness of minerals on which Talc registers 1 and Diamond registers 10?

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6. After two defeats, which European Ryder Cup captain bounced back in 1995 with a memorable victory on US soil?

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1. What type of rocks form when hot, liquid rock from deep in the earth cools and becomes solid?

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2. What abrasive rock is produced by gases frothing in volcanic lava?

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3. Growing plants without soil is called what?

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4. Which rock consists of quartz, feldspar and mica crystals?

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5. What do biostratigraphers do?

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6. On which continent is the Great Rift Valley?

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1. What color is the distinctive lapis lazuli gemstone?

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2. What type of rock is cooled lava from a volcano?

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3. What is the name of the molten rock that is found deep inside volcanoes?

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4. In maritime navigation, what name is given to an area of rocks just below the surface of the sea?

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5. In science, what 'L' is a type of fertile soil consisting of sand, silt, clay, and organic material?

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6. The mineral 'galena' is the most important source of which metal?

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1. Moonstone is a pearly variety of which of these rocks?

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2. Which name is given to a form of rich soil?

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3. Which color indicates that soil is rich in organic matter?

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4. Columbia is the capital of which American state?

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5. What word is used to describe the energy obtained from the Earth's interior?

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6. In what sort of rock do most caves occur?

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1. Rocks are broken down by the elements by what gradual process?

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2. What name is given to a volcano that is made up of layers of volcanic ash and that has a steep, conical shape?

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