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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Geology Questions

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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 Rocks
Which of the following are examples of sedimentary rocks?
  1. marble, slate, quartzite
  2. limestone, coal, sandstone
  3. granite, basalt, pumice
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 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
This type of rock is often formed in layers.
  1. Sedimentary Rocks
  2. Igneous Rocks
  3. Metamorphic Rocks
Grade 6 Rocks
Grade 6 Tectonics
The currents responsible for making the lithosphere move are called:
  1. seafloor spreading
  2. conduction currents
  3. convection currents
Grade 6 Minerals
Grade 6 Rocks
Metamorphic rocks are formed
  1. when heat and pressure inside the earth change one kind of rock into another kind of rock
  2. when the earth comes to the surface, cools, and hardens
  3. when particles of matter are laid down in many layers and pressed together
Grade 6 Geomorphology
Grade 6 Rocks
In what type of rock can you sometimes find fossils?
  1. igneous
  2. sedimentary
  3. metamorphic
  4. lava
Grade 6 Rocks
Which are very fine particles of rocks?
  1. loam
  2. sand
  3. topsoil
  4. subsoil
  5. silt
  6. clay
  7. soil erosion
  8. soil pollution
Grade 6 Geology
What do you call a scientist who studies rocks?
  1. an astronomer
  2. a biologist
  3. a rock star
  4. a geologist
Grade 6 Tectonics
Plate movement is caused by
  1. the rotation of the Earth.
  2. ocean tides.
  3. convection currents in the mantle.
  4. the moon's gravity.
Grade 6 Tectonics
Who devised the theory of continental drift?
  1. Alfred Nobel
  2. Albert Einstein
  3. Marie Curie
  4. Alfred Wegener
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
What parts make up the solid earth?
  1. Hydrosphere, Lithosphere, Atmosphere
  2. Inner Core, Mantle, Crust
  3. Hemisphere, Latitude, Longitude
  4. Outer Core, Magma, Lava
Grade 6 Earth's Layers
The mantle is the earth's thickest layer and is mostly made up of
  1. nickel and iron.
  2. magma, or melted rock.
  3. water.
Grade 6 Minerals
Which is NOT a property of a mineral?
  1. temperature
  2. hardness
  3. color
  4. streak
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