Earth Science Quiz: 6th Grade Trivia Questions!

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Earth Science/ Geography or Geology is the subject that deals with the study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena. A literal translation would be 'to describe or write about the Earth'. The word geography comes from the Greek language - geo meaning Earth and graphic meaning description.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What sort of map uses colour shading?
    • A. 

      Choropleth map

    • B. 

      Dot map

    • C. 

      Pictogram

    • D. 

      Proportional symbol map

  • 2. 
    A line on a scatter graph showing the general relationship is called what?
    • A. 

      Line of best fit

    • B. 

      Line of least resistance

    • C. 

      Trend marker

    • D. 

      Z axis

  • 3. 
    Which graph would not be used to show data that adds up to 100%?
    • A. 

      Block graph

    • B. 

      Divided bar graph

    • C. 

      Pie graph

    • D. 

      Vertical bar graph

  • 4. 
    On an O.S. map, contour lines are what colour?
    • A. 

      Black

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Brown

    • D. 

      Green

  • 5. 
    A line from east-west on an atlas map is a line of what?
    • A. 

      Latitude

    • B. 

      Longitude

    • C. 

      Meridian

    • D. 

      Reference

  • 6. 
    Which graph is best for showing continuous data?
    • A. 

      Line graph

    • B. 

      Pictograph

    • C. 

      Pie graph

    • D. 

      Vertical bar graph

  • 7. 
    To give a 6 figure grid reference we imagine the map square is divided into what fraction?
    • A. 

      10ths

    • B. 

      20ths

    • C. 

      5ths

    • D. 

      8ths

  • 8. 
    What does 'O.S.' stand for in O.S. maps?
    • A. 

      Ordinary Scale

    • B. 

      Ordnance Survey

    • C. 

      Outdoor Scan

    • D. 

      Over Sized

  • 9. 
    A map often includes an arrow pointing where?
    • A. 

      East

    • B. 

      North

    • C. 

      South

    • D. 

      West

  • 10. 
    Which of these sets of ranges is best for a choropleth map key?
    • A. 

      0-2, 3-8, 9-17

    • B. 

      0-3, 3-10, 10-11

    • C. 

      0-3, 3-10, 10-11

    • D. 

      0-5, 5-10, 10-15

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