# Chapter 1: The World Of Earth Science! Trivia Quiz

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 342  Settings  Being that we just began our earth science class, it is important to ensure that you understand all the things that we cover. We will be doing a chapter to chapter quiz that is designed to provide you know what is included. The quiz below focuses mostly on chapter 1 introduction to the world of earth science. Take it up!

• 1.
Which of these is closest in length to a centimeter?
• A.

The length of a person's foot

• B.

The diameter of a dime

• C.

The thickness of a dime

• D.

The length of a football field

• 2.
Which of the following is NOT true about the scientific method?
• A.

Its steps can be rearranged.

• B.

It includes communicating results.

• C.

It is used in all branches of science.

• D.

It involves making guesses.

• 3.
Which would be the most appropriate for measuring the mass of a cow
• A.

Cubic centimeter

• B.

Cubic meter

• C.

Kilogram

• D.

Milligram

• 4.
Meteorology is the study of
• A.

Meteors.

• B.

Meteorites.

• C.

The atmosphere.

• D.

Maps.

• 5.
A ___________________ is a possible explanation or answer to a question.
• A.

Hypothesis

• B.

Prediction

• C.

Theory

• D.

Variable

• 6.
After forming a hypothesis, you should
• A.

• B.

• C.

Analyze the results.

• D.

Draw conclusions.

• 7.
Analyzing the results of your experiment can be
• A.

• B.

Organizing your data into tables and graphs.

• C.

• D.

Both (B) and (C).

• 8.
Which of the following would most likely study waves and ocean currents?
• A.

A volcanologist

• B.

A paleontologist

• C.

A seismologist

• D.

An oceanographer

• 9.
When finding the correct answers to a question or problem, scientists use
• A.

The scientific method.

• B.

Their imagination.

• C.

Their creativity.

• D.

All of the above.

• 10.
When scientists find that a hypothesis is not supported by the tests they perform, they realize that
• A.

The experiment was a waste of time.

• B.

They did the wrong experiment.

• C.

They have eliminated one possible factor.

• D.

They must perform the experiment again until it works the way they want it to.

• 11.
How many meters are in a kilometer?
• A.

10

• B.

100

• C.

1,000

• D.

10,000

• 12.
What does the prefix milli mean?
• A.

1/1,000

• B.

1/100

• C.

100

• D.

1,000

• 13.
The distance from New York City to Los Angeles would best be expressed using
• A.

Kilometers.

• B.

Millimeters.

• C.

Centimeters.

• D.

Decimeters.

• 14.
The basic SI unit of length is the
• A.

Meter.

• B.

Liter.

• C.

Kilogram.

• D.

Kelvin

• 15.
To measure the volume of a liquid, you would use a
• A.

Ruler.

• B.

• C.

Thermometer.

• D.

Balance.

• 16.
To measure the volume of a block of wood, you would use a
• A.

Ruler.

• B.

• C.

Thermometer.

• D.

Balance.

• 17.
Mass is measured with a
• A.

Beaker.

• B.

Balance.

• C.

• D.

Ruler.

• 18.
Which of the following is NOT one of the six steps of the scientific method?
• A.

• B.

Test a hypothesis.

• C.

Draw conclusions.

• D.

None of the above.

• 19.
The only way to measure the accuracy of a model is to compare its prediction with
• A.

Other models.

• B.

Actual events.

• C.

Computer simulations.

• D.

Established theories.

• 20.
Which of the following is not a branch of Earth Science?
• A.

Seismology

• B.

Meteorology

• C.

Biochemistry

• D.

Volcanology

• 21.
Scientists try to design experiments that will clearly show whether a particular ___________ was the cause of an outcome.
• A.

Observation

• B.

Hypothesis

• C.

Factor or variable

• D.

Conclusion

• 22.
You have a graduated cylinder that contains 50 mL of water.  You drop a fossil into the cylinder and the water level rises to 65 mL.  What is the volume of the fossil?
• A.

20 cubic cm

• B.

15 cubic cm

• C.

50 cubic cm

• D.

65 cubic cm

• 23.
The International System of Units
• A.

Is based on standardized body parts.

• B.

Contains units that are based on the number 10.

• C.

Is also known as the English system.

• D.

Was invented in China.

• 24.
Johnny measures his height.  He is 0.0206 hectometers tall.  How tall is he in meters?
• A.

0.206 meters

• B.

20.6 meters

• C.

206.0 meters

• D.

2.06 meters

• 25.
The Empire State Building is 0.381 km tall.  How tall is the Empire State Building in centimeters.
• A.

381 centimeters

• B.

381,000 centimeters

• C.

38,100 centimeters

• D.

3,810 centimeters

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