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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Geology Questions

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Grade 4 Rocks
All rocks, on earth's surface, can weather and become sediments.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
What are rocks made of?
  1. minerals
  2. seeds
  3. living things
  4. wood
Grade 4 Rocks
The cycle of old rocks turning into new rocks is called                     .
  1. the mineral cycle
  2. the sedimentary cycle
  3. the fossil cycle
  4. the rock cycle
Grade 4 Rocks
Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have been changed from heat and pressure.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
Sedimentary rocks are rocks that are formed when many small pieces of rock are glued together.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
All rocks are made up of minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
Rocks that are formed when many small pieces of rock are glued together are called                .
  1. Igneous
  2. Metamorphic
  3. Sedimentary
Grade 4 Rocks
Igneous rocks can form on the Earth's surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Geomorphology
The two types of weathering are
  1. physical and robotic
  2. wind and mechanical
  3. chemical and physical
Grade 4 Rocks
Christie is studying different types of soil. She is comparing clay, sand, gravel and silt. In which soil type will she find the smallest particles?
  1. Loam
  2. Silt
  3. Clay
  4. Gravel
Grade 4 Rocks
Some plants need more water to be able to grow. Juniper trees thrive in a dry condition. They do not need much water to be able to grow. Which type of soil would be the best for a Juniper tree?
  1. Clay
  2. Humus clay mix
  3. Sandy soil
  4. Silt
Grade 4 Rocks
When magma cools it forms igneous rock. Where is magma found?
  1. above ground
  2. underground
  3. on a mountain
  4. on the outside of a volcano
Grade 4 Rocks
A rock forms in layers of small pieces. It is a                 rock.
  1. sedimentary
  2. mineral
  3. igneous
  4. metamorphic
Grade 4 Minerals
During the 1800s, miners needed to be able to tell real gold from another mineral, pyrite. To tell them apart, the miners would bite the mineral they found. If they saw a bite mark in the mineral, they knew it was real gold. What property were they testing?
  1. cleavage
  2. luster
  3. hardness
  4. streak color
Grade 4 Rocks
All rock types can become metamorphic rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Tectonics
The map shows the major tectonic plates of the world. Volcanoes are more likely to form along the edges of the plates then in the middle of the plates.
Tectonic Plates With Labels
The United States is located on the North American plate. Where in the United States are volcanoes more likely to be a natural hazard?
  1. east coast
  2. west coast
Grade 4 Geomorphology
All of the following are examples of landforms except                .
  1. mountains
  2. hills
  3. valley
  4. glacier
Grade 4 Geomorphology
When wind or water breaks a rock into smaller pieces, the process is called
  1. weathering
  2. hardness
  3. igneous
  4. erosion
Grade 4 Rocks
A rock is made up of a combination of minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
A mineral is made up of many rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
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