Science Quiz / 'Q' and 'R' in Geology

Random Science or Topography Quiz

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

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
Also try: 'P' in Geology
Challenge
Share
Tweet
LettersinGeologyQR
Score 0/18 Timer 11:00
QuestionAnswer
A natural aggregate solid substance composed of one or more minerals or mineraloids
A general term used in reference to unconsolidated rock, alluvium or soil material on top of the bedrock
A series of (sub-)parallel ridges in sediment caused by the rhythmic or directional movement of wind or water
The break-up of this supercontinent about 700 million years ago may have involved near-global glaciation
A valley bounded by normal faults formed by crustal extension, like many valleys in East Africa
The bending of seismic waves as they enter a material of different density
A magnitude scale comparing earthquakes based on the amount of energy released
A solid state reaction in which the atoms of existing crystals are reorganized in response to heat and/or pressure
A manganese-bearing mineral popular as a gem because of its attractive pink color*
Fine-grained extrusive igneous (volcanic) rocks that are equivalent in composition to granite
The most recent geological Period; it is divided into the Pleistocene and Holocene Epochs
The geographic area where water infiltrates into the ground and enters an aquifer
The red gem-quality version of the mineral corundum (#4 above)
This very common mineral has several gemstone varieties and a hardness of 7; also called silica
Microscopic single-celled zooplankton with siliceous skeletons (#2 above); also act as index fossils
Root systems that have been encased (not replaced) with mineral material matter (#1 above)
A mass of rock material, cemented together by ice, that flows downslope under the force of gravity (#3 above)
An inclined fault with vertical movement; the block above the fault has moved upward relative to the other block

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.