Quiz: You'll Only Pass This Geology Quiz If You ROCK!

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Test your knowledge about the various types of rocks and gemstones with this fun trivia quiz about geology.

 Sep 19, 2017
1 of 15Pick your answer!
_________ is the hardest mineral on the Mohs scale.
Quartz
Topaz
Diamond
2 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of these minerals is the hardest?
Gypsum
Topaz
Quartz
3 of 15Pick your answer!
What is the softest mineral on the Mohs scale?
Gypsum
Talc
Calcite
4 of 15Pick your answer!
Amethyst is a purple variety of ________.
sapphire
opal
quartz
5 of 15Pick your answer!
A red sapphire is called a ________.
garnet
ruby
carnelian
6 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following best represents the order of the rock cycle?
metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary
igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary
sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous
7 of 15Pick your answer!
_________ rocks are formed when lava cools after a volcanic eruption.
Metamorphic
Sedimentary
Igneous
8 of 15Pick your answer!
Pumice and granite are ________ rocks.
igneous
sedimentary
metamorphic
9 of 15Pick your answer!
Marble and slate are examples of ________ rocks.
metamorphic
igneous
sedimentary
10 of 15Pick your answer!
Sandstone and limestone are ________ rocks.
metamorphic
igneous
sedimentary
11 of 15Pick your answer!
The "lead" in pencils is actually a rock called ________.
gypsum
granite
graphite
12 of 15Pick your answer!
_________ is a mixture of red hematite and green jasper.
Marble
Bloodstone
Topaz
13 of 15Pick your answer!
What color is peridot?
red
blue
green
14 of 15Pick your answer!
Which birthstone is not actually a rock but is produced by an animal?
Topaz
Pearl
Bloodstone
15 of 15Pick your answer!
What color is the Hope Diamond?
Blue
Pink
Clear
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