An Introduction to Geology > Concept #1 Quiz
Historical geology involves the study of rock strata, fossils and geologic events, utilizing the geologic time scale as a reference, whereas physical geology includes the study of how rocks form and of how erosion shapes the land surface.
Physical geology involves the study of rock strata, fossils and deposition in relation to plate movements in the geological past, whereas historical geology charts how and where the plates were moving in the past.
Physical geology is the study of fossils and sequences of rock strata, whereas historical geology is the study of how rocks and minerals were used in the past.
The Earths continents are today as they have always been.
The Earth is a dead planet.
The Earth is constantly changing, even as you take this quiz.
The Earth is unchanging, and what we see today has always looked that way throughout Earth history.
"outdoor; a great deal of geology is based on observations in the field
dull; geological processes occur over such long time spans
indoor; a great deal of geology is based upon observations of rocks and processes in the field
exciting; all geological processes are so rapid and hazardous to humans
indoor; all geological investigations are performed in the laboratory
outdoor; a great deal of geology is based on laboratory experiments
These processes are often catastrophic (very fast and full of destructive energy).
These fairly violent processes can occur where people live.
These processes are fairly slow and relatively non-violent.
Both the first and second combined.
Both the first and third combined.
Both the second and third combined.
The orbit of the Earth is affected by the size of the human population.
The number of people on earth affects the number of minerals that are formed in a year.
Natural resources include minerals, and as demand increases, supply diminishes, and eventually is exhausted.
None of these.
Soil erosion increases due to the clearing of forests.
River flooding increases due to the clearing of forests.
Volcanic activity increases due to the building of cities.
Flooding increases due to the building of cities.