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

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 355  Settings Create your own Quiz 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.

Obtaining data from your experiment.

• 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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