Science Quiz / 'O' in Geology

Random Science or Topography Quiz

Can you name the answers to these Geology questions where all of the answers begin with 'O'?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
Also try: 'N' in Geology
Challenge
Share
Tweet
LettersinGeologyO
Score 0/17 Timer 11:00
QuestionAnswer
Black or red chalcedony with parallel bands that are usually white in color (#1 above)
The most common element in Earth's crust (it comprises 46.6% of crustal mass)
Rock from which an economically sufficient amount of elements/compounds can be extracted
The principle that sedimentary layers are always deposited (nearly) horizontally
A dark-colored shale containing an unusual amount of solid organic material (kerogen)
This Epoch saw widepsread cooling after the warm Eocene and the opening of the Drake Passage
This Geologic Period saw the highest sea levels of the Paleozoic and major increases in marine biodiversity
Sorted and stratified sediment deposited in front of a glacier by meltwater streams
Iron/Magnesium nesosilicate especially common in mafic and ultramafic igenous rocks (#3 above)
A fault that has both vertical and horizontal displacement
Black, glassy felsic igneous rock that cooled rapdily; used to make sharp blades that kill White Walkers
A mountain-building episode associated with compressive tectonic processes, folding, and reverse faulting
A fluid iron-nickel layer deep within the Earth; thought to influence Earth's magnetic field
A crescent-shaped lake that forms when a meandering stream changes course (#2 above)
The release of juvenile gases and water to the surface from a magma source (e.g., from fumaroles)
An exposure of bedrock formed naturally (e.g., by erosion) or by humans (e.g., by road construction; #4 above)
A small sphere (millimeters in size) of calcium carbonate with a concentric internal structure

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras

Top Quizzes Today


Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.