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Could You Pass Geology 101?

Science rocks.

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  1. What kind of rock forms from material that settles on the ocean floor?
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    Igneous 
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    Sedimentary
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    Metamorphic
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    Granite
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    Wrong!
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  2. All igneous rocks are formed from:
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    Volcanic eruptions
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    Continental plutons
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    Magma
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    Water
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  3. The thickest layer of the Earth is the:
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    Mantle
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    Crust
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    Inner core
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    Outer core
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  4. The densest layer of the Earth is the:
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    Mantle
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    Inner core
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    Crust
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    Outer core
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    Wrong!
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  5. Minerals are NOT:
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    Inorganic
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    Synthetic
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    Naturally occurring
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    Solid
  6. Which is an example of a mafic rock?
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    Basalt
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    Concrete
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    Olivine
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    Quartz
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    Wrong!
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  7. Which of the following is a metamorphic rock?
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    Granite
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    Olivine
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    Marble
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    Obsidian
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    Wrong!
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  8. Mid-ocean Ridges form at:
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    Divergent plate boundaries
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    Hunger Games Boundaries
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    Convergent plate boundaries
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    Transform plate boundaries
  9. The collision of two tectonic plates can produce:
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    A mountain range
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    A fault line
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    An abduction zone
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    Sedimentary rock
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    Wrong!
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  10. The temperature below which iron mineral remain magnetic, and above which they do not remain magnetic, is called:
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    Wegner temperature
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    Magnetic pole temperatue
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    Isocratic temperature
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    Curie temperature
  11. The most common rock-forming minerals are:
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    Silicates
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    Carbonates
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    Sulfides
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    Phosphates
  12. Assume the seafloor has been separating at an average rate of 5cm a year.  The sea is presently 8,000km wide. How long ago did the sea begin to form?
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    160,000,000 years
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    16,000,000 years
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    180,000 years
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    60,000,000 years

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