The Main Branches of Geology - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the appropriate definition of geology?

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A scientist collected rocks from different areas of the Grand Canyon on a recent visit. She took those rocks back to the lab and began to study them for clues about the Earth when the Grand Canyon was formed.

Which subdivision of geology is this an experiment of?

2. Environmental geology is the study of the interaction between humans and the geological environment. Why is this branch of geology important to mankind?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of the main branches of geology. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know the appropriate definition of geology and the three main subdivisions of geology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assets to review:

  • Definition of geology
  • Subdivisions of geology
  • Geology branch focusing on the Earth's past
  • Purpose of environmental geology
  • What economic geology includes

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the main divisions of geology
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physical geology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as geology and economic geology

Additional Learning

To learn more about geology's subdivisions, review the corresponding lesson titled The Main Branches of Geology. This lesson will help you:

  • Appreciate what geology means
  • Understand the three main divisions of geology and their characteristics
  • Identify two specific branches of geology with planetary and economic geology
  • Know the importance of all divisions of geology