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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) Geology Questions

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Grade 7 Rocks
The rock cycle explains that
  1. rocks are always being added to Earth's mass
  2. rocks always stay in the same form
  3. rocks disappear from Earth as they go underground
  4. rocks are continually recycled into different forms
Grade 7 Rocks
Sedimentary rocks
  1. form when sediment is pressed together
  2. often form in layers
  3. form from existing rocks
  4. all of the above
Grade 7 Tectonics
The epicenter of an earthquake is
  1. the location that emergency support workers meet during an earthquake.
  2. the size of an earthquake.
  3. the point on the Earth's surface above where an earthquake occurs.
  4. the center of an earthquake.
Grade 7 Tectonics
Earthquakes most often occur
  1. in the middle of tectonic plates.
  2. anywhere near a tectonic plate.
  3. only in the 'Ring of Fire'.
  4. on the boundary of tectonic plates.
Grade 7 Earth's Layers
Grade 7 Tectonics
Which often occurs at a divergent boundary?
  1. a strike/slip fault
  2. seafloor spreading
  3. continental drift
  4. plates come together
Grade 7 Tectonics
What does the phrase "Ring of Fire" refer to?
  1. a tectonic plate
  2. a type of volcano
  3. a geographic region
  4. a type of plate boundary
Grade 7 Rocks
What type of rock are granite and obsidian?
  1. Igneous Rock
  2. Metamorphic Rock
  3. Sedimentary Rock
Grade 7 Earth's Layers
These are two types of crust that make up the Earth's surface.
  1. convection and mantle
  2. lithosphere and continental
  3. continental and oceanic
  4. lithosphere and asthenosphere
Grade 7 Rocks
What type of rock are gneiss and marble?
  1. Igneous Rock
  2. Metamorphic Rock
  3. Sedimentary Rock
Grade 7 Earth's Layers
Which shows each of the following layers in order from the outermost layer?
Layers Of The Earth
  1. mantle, outer core, crust, and inner core
  2. inner core, outer core, crust, and mantle
  3. crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
  4. mantle, crust, outer core, inner core
Grade 7 Tectonics
The Richter scale measures the
  1. destruction caused by an earthquake.
  2. magnitude of an earthquake.
  3. movement of tectonic plates.
  4. amplitude of seismic waves.
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