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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Geology Questions

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Grade 10 Tectonics
Grade 10 Rocks
Which best classifies the rock?
Rock - Igneous - Obsidian
  1. mafic, glassy, volcanic
  2. felsic, glassy, plutonic
  3. mafic, vesicular, volcanic
  4. felsic, vesicular, plutonic
Grade 10 Rocks
Which best describes the rock?
Rock - Sedimentary - Sandstone
  1. clastic
  2. glassy
  3. foliated
  4. vesicular
Grade 10 Rocks
Marcelo needs to identify the rock shown.
Rock - Metamorphic - Quartzite
Which two properties should Marcelo examine to help him identify the rock?
  1. size and density
  2. density and texture
  3. color and composition
  4. texture and composition
Grade 10 Rocks
Which best classifies the rock?
Rock - Igneous - Scoria
  1. felsic
  2. clastic
  3. plutonic
  4. vesicular
Grade 10 Rocks
The sediments in the rock sample shown are best described as
Rock - Sedimentary - Conglomerate
  1. angular and sorted.
  2. rounded and sorted.
  3. angular and unsorted.
  4. rounded and unsorted.
Grade 10 Earth's Layers
The Earth's core is primarily composed of                   .
  1. granite and marble
  2. iron and copper
  3. nickel and iron
  4. nickel and granite
Grade 10 Tectonics
What causes tectonic plates to move?
  1. radiation from within the crust
  2. magnetic forces from the inner core
  3. convection currents in the mantle
  4. slow continental drift
Grade 10 Rocks
Which best describes the rock?
Rock - Igneous - Basalt
  1. mafic
  2. felsic
  3. glassy
  4. folliated
Grade 10 Rocks
Which best describes the rock?
Rock - Igneous - Granite
  1. mafic and extrusive
  2. felsic and extrusive
  3. mafic and plutonic
  4. felsic and plutonic
Grade 10 Geomorphology
Grade 10 Rocks
Which best describes the rock?
Rock - Metamorphic - Marble
  1. clastic and foliated
  2. crystalline and foliated
  3. clastic and nonfoliated
  4. crystalline and nonfoliated
Grade 10 Earth's Layers
Grade 10 Tectonics
What is the ‘driving force’ behind plate tectonics that causes it to happen?
  1. gravity
  2. plates floating on the ocean
  3. convection currents
  4. earthquakes
Grade 10 Tectonics
Places where tectonic plates move apart are called
  1. convergent boundaries
  2. transform boundaries
  3. subduction zones
  4. divergent boundaries
Grade 10 Rocks
What type of pluton is M on the diagram?
Geologic Cross Section 2
  1. sill
  2. dike
  3. laccolith
  4. batholith
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