Chapter 1: The World Of Earth Science! Trivia Quiz

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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!


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 

      Test your hypothesis.

    • B. 

      Ask a question.

    • 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. 

      Doing calculations to learn more about your results.

    • 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. 

      Graduated cylinder.

    • C. 

      Thermometer.

    • D. 

      Balance.

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

      Ruler.

    • B. 

      Graduated cylinder.

    • C. 

      Thermometer.

    • D. 

      Balance.

  • 17. 
    Mass is measured with a
    • A. 

      Beaker.

    • B. 

      Balance.

    • C. 

      Graduated cylinder.

    • D. 

      Ruler.

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

      Ask a question.

    • 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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