Limestone Scenery 1
'Icicles' on the roof of a limestone cave have what name?

Limestone Scenery 1

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Limestone was formed from the remains of organisms that lived in ancient seas. Large areas of beautiful countryside in the UK consist of limestone formed when the country was under water.

Try this science quiz on Limestone Scenery.

1.
Which hobby is popular in limestone regions?
Parachuting
Potholing
Skiing
White water rafting
2.
'Icicles' on the roof of a limestone cave have what name?
Dolomites
Stalactites
Stalagmites
Stalinites
Formed from drops of water containing lime
3.
Why do limestone areas usually have a dry surface?
Local villages use all the rainwater
Streams disappear underground
Surface water evaporates quickly
They have very low rainfall
This is why limestone has underground features
4.
What type of rock is limestone?
Igneous
Metamorphic
Punk
Sedimentary
Thick sediments were squashed together over time
5.
What is limestone made of?
Calcium Carbonate
Calcium Chloride
Calcium Dioxide
Calcium Sulphide
6.
Limestone was formed in which geological period?
Cambrian
Carboniferous
Jurassic
Permian
About 300 million years ago!
7.
Bare rock outcrops are called limestone…what?
Kerbs
Pavements
Ridges
Shelves
8.
Which area has spectacular limestone landscapes?
Dartmoor
Lake District
Snowdonia
Yorkshire Dales
9.
Which of these words best describes limestone?
Impervious
Permafrost
Permeable
Volcanic
Permeable means it lets water through
10.
Gaping Gill is an excellent example of what feature?
Gorge
Stalagmite
Swallow hole
Tufa screen
It's in North Yorkshire
Author:  Jan Crompton

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