Could You Actually Pass “Geology” 101?

We'd all like to think we're experts in geology, but how much do you really know? It's time to find out if you could really pass geology 101!
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What is the theory that proposes Earth's outer shell consists of individual plates?
Plate tectonics
Plate theory
Fault plate theory
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What is the rigid outer layer of Earth, including the crust and upper mantle?
Hydrosphere
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
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A mineral's resistance to scratching and abrasion is known as...
Hardness
Luster
Resilience
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The tendency of a mineral to break along planes of weak bonding is known as....
Splitting
Cleavage
Fracture
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The ratio of a substance's weight to the weight of an equal volume of water is known as...
Specific gravity
Suspension
Heft
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A rock formed by the crystallization of molten magma is known as a...
Native rock
Igneous rock
Magma
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Magma that reaches Earth's surface is known as....
Lava
Lipid
Molten rock
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Igneous rock that formed below Earth's surface is known as...
Extrusive
Intrusive
Neither
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A broad, gently sloping volcano built from fluid basaltic lavas is known as a...
Cone volcano
Shield volcano
Slip volcano
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A large depression typically caused by collapse of the summit area of a volcano following a violent eruption is known as a...
Caldera
Tabular
Pluton
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The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near the surface of Earth is known as...
Erosion
Weathering
Dismantling
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The downslope movement of rock, regolith, and soil under the direct influence of gravity is known as...
Mass wasting
Frost erosion
Chemical weathering
Result
Uh-oh, based on the results of this quiz, you're not great when it comes to Geology. It goes without saying that you likely wouldn't pass Geology 101. Worry not, in giving this quiz a go, you likely learned something new!

C+, Failing Grade

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Congratulations, this quiz proved that you could definitely pass geology 101 in the modern day. You've got a great handle on all geological concepts and theories. Keep up the good work!

B+, Passing Grade

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Based on the results of this quiz, you would not only pass geology 101, you would excel! Unlike most Americans, you know your geology concepts the way few people do. It's clear you're a bit of a geology buff!

A+, Geology Excellence

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1
What is the theory that proposes Earth's outer shell consists of individual plates?
Plate tectonics
Plate theory
Fault plate theory
2
What is the rigid outer layer of Earth, including the crust and upper mantle?
Hydrosphere
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
3
A mineral's resistance to scratching and abrasion is known as...
Hardness
Luster
Resilience
4
The tendency of a mineral to break along planes of weak bonding is known as....
Splitting
Cleavage
Fracture
5
The ratio of a substance's weight to the weight of an equal volume of water is known as...
Specific gravity
Suspension
Heft
6
A rock formed by the crystallization of molten magma is known as a...
Native rock
Igneous rock
Magma
7
Magma that reaches Earth's surface is known as....
Lava
Lipid
Molten rock
8
Igneous rock that formed below Earth's surface is known as...
Extrusive
Intrusive
Neither
9
A broad, gently sloping volcano built from fluid basaltic lavas is known as a...
Cone volcano
Shield volcano
Slip volcano
10
A large depression typically caused by collapse of the summit area of a volcano following a violent eruption is known as a...
Caldera
Tabular
Pluton
11
The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near the surface of Earth is known as...
Erosion
Weathering
Dismantling
12
The downslope movement of rock, regolith, and soil under the direct influence of gravity is known as...
Mass wasting
Frost erosion
Chemical weathering