What is Physical Geology? - Definition & Overview


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Geology is a branch of science that studies _____.

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. What branch of geology deals with currently active geologic processes?

2. The branch of geology that studies the fossil record and past geological processes is called _____.

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are here to help you figure out what you know about physical geology. Expect to be quizzed over topics about the different branches of geology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these materials to assess your understanding of topics, such as:

  • The importance for physical geologists to know about historical geologic events and processes
  • Not something a physical geologist would study
  • What geology is the study of
  • Different branches of physical geology

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what geology focuses on
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the different branches of phyiscal geology and interpret them correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on physical geology

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about geology topics, use the lesson named What is Physical Geology? - Definition & Overview. Complete this lesson to cover the following tasks:

  • Determine why geology is important
  • See what physical geology looks at
  • Analyze characteristics of the different branches of physical geology