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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Geology Questions

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Grade 5 Rocks
What do all rocks have in common?
  1. They all have the same color.
  2. They all have minerals.
  3. They all have the same shape.
  4. They are all the same size.
Grade 5 Soil
What kind of soil is most likely found in the desert?
  1. dark, damp soil
  2. dry, sandy soil
  3. sticky, red soil
  4. think, muddy soil
Grade 5 Tectonics
The theory of plate movement is called                      .
  1. plate tectonics
  2. geology
  3. continental tectonics
  4. biology
Grade 5 Rocks
Sandstone, shale, and limestone are examples of                 rock.
  1. igneous
  2. metamorphic
  3. sedimentary
Grade 5 Geomorphology
The process of wearing away rocks by natural means is                .
  1. erosion
  2. weathering
  3. faulting
  4. an earthquake
Grade 5 Earth's Layers
Which layer of Earth do plants and animals live on?
  1. inner core
  2. outer core
  3. mantle
  4. crust
Grade 5 Rocks
What hot, liquid rock spews out of an erupting volcano?
  1. ash
  2. magma
  3. lava
  4. carbon dioxide
Grade 5 Geomorphology
The process of moving sediment by wind, moving water, or ice is                .
  1. erosion
  2. weathering
  3. an earthquake
  4. faulting
Grade 5 Tectonics
A shaking of the ground, caused by movement of the crust, is a(n)                .
  1. volcano
  2. earthquake
  3. sinkhole
  4. jetty
Grade 5 Earth's Layers
The temperature inside Earth increases as depth                .
  1. increases
  2. stays the same
  3. decreases
Grade 5 Volcanoes
Steep-sided volcanoes composed of many layers of volcanic rocks, usually made from high-viscosity lava, ash and rock debris.
  1. Cinder Cones
  2. Composite Volcanoes
  3. Shield Volcanoes
  4. Lava Volcanoes
Grade 5 Soil

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Soil contains
  1. only clay and no humus.
  2. silt and sand, but never clay.
  3. humus and clay, but never sand.
  4. rock, silt, sand, clay and humus.
Grade 5 Geomorphology
The process in which materials are eroded by weather or ice and are dropped into a new place, creating a new landform
  1. Weathering
  2. Deposition
  3. Erosion
Grade 5 Tectonics
When plates collide into each other, this event often causes                 to form.
  1. valleys
  2. mountains
  3. continents
  4. hurricanes
Grade 5 Tectonics
When plates slide past each other, this may cause a(n)                 to occur.
  1. tornado
  2. mountain
  3. volcano
  4. earthquake
Grade 5 Geomorphology
Erosion occurs when sediment is moved by wind, ice, or moving water.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Rocks
Which of the rocks below is an igneous rock made by lava?
  1. granite
  2. quartz
  3. basalt
  4. sandstone
Grade 5 Earth's Layers
What is the correct order of Earth's layers?
  1. Mantle, Core, Crust
  2. Mantle, Crust, Core
  3. Crust, Core, Mantle
  4. Crust, Mantle, Core
Grade 5 Rocks
Fossils are most often found in
  1. sedimentary rock.
  2. lava.
  3. sand.
  4. igneous rock.
Grade 5 Tectonics
A crack in the crust is a                .
  1. delta
  2. fault
  3. plate
  4. topography
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