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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Geology Questions

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Grade 6 Soil
Grade 6 Volcanoes
How are volcanoes formed?
  1. magma pushes up through Earth's crust
  2. shock waves from movements in Earth's crust
  3. spin of the earth
  4. L-waves traveling through Earth
Grade 6 Soil
Grade 6 Soil
Humus is made up of:
  1. sand and silt
  2. rocks
  3. water
  4. dead plants and animals
Grade 6 Soil
Soil is made of
  1. weathered rocks and minerals
  2. dead plants and animals
  3. air and water
  4. all answer choices
Grade 6 Soil
Which geologic process is most responsible for soil formation?
  1. erosion
  2. weathering
  3. cementation
  4. sedimentation
Grade 6 Soil
Which type of soil contains humus?
  1. Bedrock
  2. Subsoil
  3. Topsoil
  4. All soils contain humus
Grade 6 Rocks
A rock is pictured below. Which type of rock is it?
Rock - Igneous - Scoria
  1. igneous
  2. sedimentary
  3. metamorphic
Grade 6 Soil
Why is humus an important part of soil?
  1. It contains nutrients which feed the plants
  2. It contains rocks which strengthen the soil
  3. It contains chemicals which fight disease
Grade 6 Rocks
Which of the following are examples of sedimentary rocks?
  1. marble, slate, quartzite
  2. limestone, coal, sandstone
  3. granite, basalt, pumice
Grade 6 Soil
Which of the following best describes soil erosion?
  1. the breakdown of soil
  2. the improvement of soil
  3. the addition of soil
  4. the movement of soil by wind or water
Grade 6 Tectonics
The major tectonic plates are named after the                    it carries.
  1. mantle or crust
  2. continent or river
  3. ocean or country
  4. continent or ocean
Grade 6 Rocks
Which of the following are examples of igneous rock?
  1. marble, slate, quartzite
  2. limestone, coal, sandstone
  3. granite, basalt, pumice
Grade 6 Rocks
This type of rock is often formed in layers.
  1. Sedimentary Rocks
  2. Igneous Rocks
  3. Metamorphic Rocks
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