Earth Science Vocabulary Quiz: Trivia

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Earth science vocabulary quiz: trivia. The solar system in which the earth belongs to is quite interesting. Even with all the resources some people still believe that the earth is not spherical but flat. The earth is made of different layers with the crust being the topmost part. In this quiz you will get to test out how well you understand some of the words we come across in earth science.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    First day of fall
  • 2. 
    The partially melted layer of the mantle that underlies the lithosphere.
  • 3. 
    Sept 21st is the start of this season.
  • 4. 
    Where the direct rays of the sun hit on December 21st.
  • 5. 
    Where the direct rays of the sun hit during the equinoxes.
  • 6. 
    Where the direct rays of the sun hit on June 21st.
  • 7. 
    The hottest layer of Earth is the
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Inner core

    • D. 

      Mantle

  • 8. 
    What is the tilt of the Earth?
  • 9. 
    The outer layer of Earth.
  • 10. 
    Earth has ____________ standard time zones.
  • 11. 
    The longest day of the year is this date.
  • 12. 
    The study of Earth's surface and interior.
  • 13. 
    A layer of the Earth's magnetic field.
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Outer core

    • C. 

      Inner core

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 14. 
    What caused the Earth to melt and heavier material to sink towards the center of the Earth?
    • A. 

      Spinning of the Earth

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Meteorite impacts

    • D. 

      Burning of fossil fuels

  • 15. 
    A two-centimeter block that has a mass of 24 grams would have a density of ___________.
    • A. 

      2 grams/cm squared

    • B. 

      3 grams/milliliter

    • C. 

      .33 grams/cubic centimeter

    • D. 

      12 grams / cubic centimeter

  • 16. 
    The percentage of the Earth that is covered by water is ___________
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      71

    • C. 

      29

    • D. 

      68

  • 17. 
    What is changed when you cross the International Date Line?
  • 18. 
    The outer shell of the Earth consisting of the crust and uppermost portion of the mantle.
  • 19. 
    The thickest of Earth's layers, composed mostly of compounds rich in iron, silicon, and magnesium.
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Outer core

    • D. 

      Mantle

  • 20. 
    The metric unit for volume is the _________.
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Kilogram

    • C. 

      Newton

    • D. 

      Liter

  • 21. 
    The Shortest day of the year is called the _____________________.
  • 22. 
    The metric unit for mass is the ________.
    • A. 

      Newton

    • B. 

      Kilogram

    • C. 

      Meter

    • D. 

      Liter

  • 23. 
    The Earth _________ around the sun and ______________ on its axis.
    • A. 

      Revolves, rotates

    • B. 

      Rotates, revolves

    • C. 

      Spins, rotates

    • D. 

      Rotates, spins

  • 24. 
    The first day of spring is known as the _____________.
  • 25. 
    The prefix that means multiply by 1000 is _________.
    • A. 

      Centi

    • B. 

      Milli

    • C. 

      Kilo

    • D. 

      Deca

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