6th Grade: Do You Actually Know About Earth Science?

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6th Grade: Do You Actually Know About Earth Science? - Quiz

In tropical areas like the Caribbean, huge tropical storms called hurricanes (the same as typhoons in the Pacific Ocean or cyclones in the Indian Ocean) cause huge amounts of damage when they reach land. They bring winds of well over 100mph and torrential rain. At the centre of a tropical storm, there is a calm area of clear skies called the eye. But not all natural hazards come from the weather or plate tectonics. In some countries, diseases carried by insects and other animals are a major problem. Test your Earth Science skills with this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The HIV virus can lead to which disease?
    • A. 

      AIDS

    • B. 

      Bird flu

    • C. 

      Mad cow disease

    • D. 

      Scarlet fever

  • 2. 
    Beri beri and rickets are caused by lack of what?
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Starch

    • D. 

      Vitamins

  • 3. 
    Malaria and which other disease are caused by mosquitoes?
    • A. 

      Enteritis

    • B. 

      Sleeping sickness

    • C. 

      Smallpox

    • D. 

      Yellow fever

  • 4. 
    What is the calm centre of a hurricane called?
    • A. 

      The core

    • B. 

      The eye

    • C. 

      The hub

    • D. 

      The swirl

  • 5. 
    What are tropical storms called in the region of the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      Chinooks

    • B. 

      Dust devils

    • C. 

      Tycoons

    • D. 

      Typhoons

  • 6. 
    Tropical storms in the Caribbean have what name?
    • A. 

      Cyclones

    • B. 

      Hurricanes

    • C. 

      Mistrals

    • D. 

      Typhoons

  • 7. 
    Which type of mosquito spreads malaria?
    • A. 

      Female anopheles

    • B. 

      Female mephistopheles

    • C. 

      Male amorphous

    • D. 

      Male anaphylactic

  • 8. 
    Which MEDC is not at risk from tropical storms?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      USA

  • 9. 
    What is the common name for Bilharzia?
    • A. 

      Black fever

    • B. 

      Dengue fever

    • C. 

      Snail fever

    • D. 

      Swamp fever

  • 10. 
    Which disease is not caused by drinking dirty water?
    • A. 

      Cholera

    • B. 

      Hepatitis

    • C. 

      Typhoid

    • D. 

      Yellow fever

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