Geology Trivia Quiz On Earth's Interior And Pangaea!

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Geology Trivia Quiz On Earth

. Do you think you have what it takes to tackle this geology trivia quiz on Earth's interior and Pangaea? The Earth is divided into the hot inner core, the molten outer core, the mantle, and the thin crust. It is believed that the continents were made from one large landmass known as Pangea when tectonic plates moved. Do you know what makes the layers different from each other? Get to refresh your geology understanding.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the center of most layers of the Earth?
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Troposphere

  • 2. 
    The layer of the Earth that is both liquid and solid is the
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 3. 
    The solid least dense layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Outer core

  • 4. 
    What is the only liquid layer of the Earth?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Outer core

  • 5. 
    What happens to density as you go deeper into the Earth?
    • A. 

      It decreases

    • B. 

      It stay the same

    • C. 

      In increases

    • D. 

      No one knows

  • 6. 
    What happens to temperature as you go deeper into the Earth?
    • A. 

      In decreases

    • B. 

      In increases

    • C. 

      It stays the same

    • D. 

      It varies

  • 7. 
    The dense metallic layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Outer core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Inner core

  • 8. 
    The layer on which we live is the
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 9. 
    The idea that continents slowly move over Earth's surface is called
    • A. 

      Pangaea

    • B. 

      Plate tectonics

    • C. 

      Continental drift

    • D. 

      Landmass movement

  • 10. 
    The plates move because
    • A. 

      The wind blows them

    • B. 

      Ocean currents

    • C. 

      Convection in the mantle

    • D. 

      Convection in the core

  • 11. 
    Wegener's hypothesis was
    • A. 

      That the landmasses have always been in the same places.

    • B. 

      That the landmasses had been joined together as Pangaea, and have since drifted apart.

    • C. 

      That the continents do not move.

    • D. 

      That earthquakes have caused the landmasses to move.

  • 12. 
    One piece of evidence for Pangaea was that
    • A. 

      The same fossilized organism was found on two different continents.

    • B. 

      Part of an organism was found on one landmass and the other part on another landmass.

    • C. 

      A land bridge was found.

    • D. 

      People are found on all landmasses.

  • 13. 
    Pangaea existed
    • A. 

      About 100 thousand years ago

    • B. 

      About 5 million years ago

    • C. 

      About 250 million years ago

    • D. 

      In the past and still exists today

  • 14. 
    The Mesosaurus fossil being found on two sides of an ocean are the result of
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      A land bridge

    • C. 

      The Mesosaurus swimming across the ocean

    • D. 

      The movement of tectonic plates

  • 15. 
    No one believed Wegener because
    • A. 

      He did not give any evidence.

    • B. 

      He did not provide an explanation for the force that moved the continents.

    • C. 

      He was not well-liked by people.

    • D. 

      His ideas were false.