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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Geology Questions

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Grade 4 Rocks
Rocks are made up of minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
All rock types can become metamorphic rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
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
What are rocks made of?
  1. minerals
  2. seeds
  3. living things
  4. wood
Grade 4 Volcanoes
Which phrase best completes the following sentence? The Hawaiian Islands were formed by                .
  1. folding
  2. volcanoes
  3. glaciers
  4. faulting
Grade 4 Rocks
What is the natural process that causes one kind of rock to change into another kind?
  1. weathering
  2. rock cycle
  3. sediment
  4. metamorphic rock
Grade 4 Rocks
Metamorphic rocks are rocks that have been changed from heat and pressure.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Earth's Layers
What is the Earth's hottest layer?
  1. inner core
  2. outer core
  3. mantle
  4. crust
Grade 4 Rocks
                rocks are formed when sediments are pressed and cemented together.
  1. Weathering
  2. Metamorphic
  3. Sedimentary
  4. Deposition
Grade 4 Volcanoes
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 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 types of rocks can change from one type to another at some point in the rock cycle.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
All rocks are made up of minerals.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
Rocks go through multiple changes.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
Sedimentary rocks are rocks that are formed when many small pieces of rock are glued or pressed together.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Rocks
All rocks Earth's surface can weather and become sediments.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Earth's Layers
The core is the very center of Earth.
  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 Soil
Why is soil so important to us?
  1. We build on it.
  2. We walk on it.
  3. Plants need it to grow.
  4. All of the above
Grade 4 Tectonics
Which instrument measures earthquakes?
  1. scientist
  2. seismic wave
  3. seismology
  4. seismograph
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