10 most difficult geology riddles A list of ten (out of 33) geology related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Geology quiz What is the name of this periglacial landform largely spread in the Mackenzie Delta ?Pingos are dome-shaped, isolated hills (also called hydrolaccoliths) , formed by ice cores that pushed the permafrost upwards. Collapsed pingos suggests that there was once permafrost in the area. They can be found in north Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia.very hard 25% PingoPingo25%Roche MoutonneeRoche Moutonnee26%Mud VolcanoMud Volcano31%ErraticErratic15%Created by: Mag Adi. Statistics based on 727 answers in 2 languages » Which desert has this famous "eye"?Sahara. The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence for shock metamorphism has been found. Today scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.very hard 25% NamibNamib19%GobiGobi30%SaharaSahara25%MojaveMojave24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6556 answers in 2 languages »deserts of Africa riddles » Gunung Mulu national park, a place with the most extensive cave system in the world, is located in which country?Malaysia. Gunung Mulu national park is located in the eastern province of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located on Borneo, near the southern border of Brunei. Gunung Mulu National Park has the largest known natural chamber or room – Sarawak Chamber. It is 700 m (2,300 ft)) long, 396 m (1,299 ft) wide and at least 70 m (230 ft) highvery hard 28% MalaysiaMalaysia28%ThailandThailand24%CambodiaCambodia29%IndonesiaIndonesia18%Created by: Pranav Yalamanchili. Statistics based on 2789 answers in 4 languages »nature riddles » What is the most common element (by mass) forming the planet Earth?Iron is most abundant in the Earth's outer and inner core, and it is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust.very hard 30% carboncarbon27%oxygenoxygen20%ironiron30%siliconsilicon20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7273 answers in 2 languages »Earth riddles » This is Sable Island, known as the graveyard of the Atlantic. It is about 109 miles southeast of Nova Scotia. What is the island origin?Post-glacial. Sable Island is believed to have formed from a terminal moraine deposited on the continental shelf near the end of the last Ice Age. It emerges from vast shoals and shallows which, in tandem with frequent fog and sudden storms, have caused over 350 recorded shipwrecksvery hard 30% post-glacialpost-glacial30%coralcoral24%volcanicvolcanic19%it is the top of a drowned mountainit is the top of a drowned mountain26%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5354 answers in 2 languages »satellite photos riddles » Which volcano is known as being one of the most active, but at the same one of the least violent in the world?Kīlauea, Hawaii. Kīlauea is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and an invaluable resource for volcanologists who are able to study it up close due to its exclusively non-violent effusive activity. Kīlauea lacks a distinct peak and lies close to Mauna Loa.very hard 36% Mt Etna, ItalyMt Etna, Italy22%Kīlauea, HawaiiKīlauea, Hawaii36%Eyjafjallajökull, IcelandEyjafjallajökull, Iceland33%Mt Pinatubo, PhilippinesMt Pinatubo, Philippines7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8061 answers in 4 languages »Hawaii riddles » How is this narrow strip of land, attaching an island to the mainland, called?Tombolos are formed by wave refraction. As the waves near an island, they are slowed by the shallow water surrounding it. These waves then refract or "bend" around the island to the opposite side as they approach, sweeping sediment together from both sides.hard 41% skerryskerry25%sandiesandie28%tombolotombolo41%splitsplit4%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 8137 answers in 2 languages »seas riddles » What is the typical source of pressure buildup inside a volcano?Degassing of magma. The whole process begins when hot magma is lifted by convection to the magma chamber. As the pressure in the chamber is lower than deep in Earth's crust, the gas starts to release. Since degassed magma has lower density, it may then sink and be replaced with new one. This process may build up huge pressure of gases, eventually causing explosion.hard 41% centrifugal force of Earth rotationcentrifugal force of Earth rotation19%magma convectionmagma convection35%boiling of rainwaterboiling of rainwater3%degassing of magmadegassing of magma41%Created by: Sumit Tamang. Statistics based on 9223 answers in 2 languages »natural disasters riddles » Where is the famous Cave of the Crystals?In Mexico. The cave near Naica, Mexico, was discovered in 2000 by miners. At that time, it was completely submerged. Today, the cave is accessible because the mining company's pumping operations keep it clear of water. Unfortunately, the crystals deteriorate in air, and soon may be lost.hard 41% in Switzerlandin Switzerland15%in USAin USA12%in Mexicoin Mexico41%in South Africain South Africa30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11600 answers in 4 languages »geography of Mexico riddles » How old is Baltic Sea?12 000 years old. Baltic Sea is one of the youngest seas in the world. It was formed after the last ice age as ice-lake, which later turned into a sea.hard 41% 1200 years old1200 years old5%12 000 years old12 000 years old41%120 000 years old120 000 years old32%12 000 000 years old12 000 000 years old21%Created by: KYRTAPS. Statistics based on 11522 answers in 4 languages »water riddles » Play geology quiz and see all the questions.