Science: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Limestone Scenery 1 (Questions)

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