Part 1: Geology

Questions: Section 9

Comprehension Questions

  1. The Quaternary Period is part of what era?
  2. The Quaternary Period is sometimes called what?
  3. What is a glacier?
  4. Name the last glacier that moved over North Dakota.
  5. Name the gigantic lake that formed when rivers were blocked by glaciers.
  6. What very large mammals lived in North Dakota during the Quaternary Period of the Cenozoic Era?
  7. Why do the Badlands look so different from the rest of the state?
  8. What is the red rock called that is formed from lignite coal burning underground?
  9. What is scoria?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Why does the Red River Valley have such rich farmland?
  2. Why don’t people go fishing in Lake Agassiz?