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Geology of West Virginia

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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. Early in the succeeding Period, the area in West Virginia dropped to near sea level and for more than 50 million years continued to sink at about the same rate that deposition was taking place. What is the name of the period?

  • Pennsylvanian
  • Scotch-Irish
  • Mandarin

2. The oldest evidences of life found in West Virginia occur in rocks about 600 million years old, in the Antietam Formation of Lower Cambrian age.

  • True or False?

3. How many species and subspecies of mammals does the "Mountain State" harbor.

  • 27
  • 56
  • 107

4. What is the name of the Botanical Area with a group of five bog wetlands located in the Gauley Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest?

  • Spruce Knob Botanical Area
  • Mountain Top Botanical Area
  • Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

5. The Mountain State's water habitat holds 14 families of fish.

  • True or False?

6. The Allegheny and Cumberland Plateaus of West Virginia are predominantly covered by hardwood forests, but along the Ohio River and its principal tributaries, the valuable timber has been removed and considerable areas have been wholly cleared over the centuries for farming and pasture lands.

  • True or False?

7. Formed in December 13, 1753, what is West Virginia�s Oldest County?

  • Wood
  • Harrison
  • Hampshire

8. What city is NOT in dispute as the oldest town in West Virginia December 1762?

  • Mecklenburg
  • Shepherdstown
  • Romney

9. What is the Geographical Center of State?

  • Sutton
  • Philippi
  • Weston

10. What is an important medicinal plant that is harvested primarily in West Virginia's southern regions.

  • Wild ginger
  • Gooseberry
  • Ginseng

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Check Your Answers

  1. Pennsylvanian
  2. True
  3. 56
  4. Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
  5. False. It holds 24 families of fish.
  6. True
  7. Hampshire
  8. Mecklenburg
  9. Sutton
  10. Ginseng
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