Quiz: Earth Structure Trivia Questions!

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Quiz: Earth Structure Trivia Questions!

Do you know about the structure of the earth? The structure of the earth refers to the four layers of which the world is comprised. These include the crust, mantle, inner core, and outer core. Each layer has a different chemical composition, physical state and can influence life on the earth’s surface. Sometimes the mantle is further subdivided into the inner and outer mantle. If you are looking for more information about earth structure, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four major layers on the Earth's core?
    • A. 

      The inner core, the outer core, the mantle, the crust

    • B. 

      The mantle, the outside core, the indoor core, the layers

    • C. 

      There are no major layers

    • D. 

      The crust, the butter, the mix

  • 2. 
    What is the Earth's core made up of?
    • A. 

      Rock and Salt

    • B. 

      Rock and Metal

    • C. 

      Metal and Gold

    • D. 

      Gold and Salt

  • 3. 
    What are the Tectonic Plates?
    • A. 

      The Earth's cover

    • B. 

      When plates slide past each other

    • C. 

      When plates slide past each other

    • D. 

      The Earth’s surface that consist of a number of rigid, but moving pieces or plates

  • 4. 
    What is the earth's mantle composed mainly of?
    • A. 

      Olivine-rich rock

    • B. 

      Salt rocks

    • C. 

      Oily rocks

  • 5. 
    How thick is the mantle?
    • A. 

      200,000

    • B. 

      3,500

    • C. 

      3,000

  • 6. 
    What is the only layer on the mantle?
    • A. 

      The rocks

    • B. 

      The crust

    • C. 

      There is no layer

  • 7. 
    How do volcanoes form?
    • A. 

      When the fire gets between the earth

    • B. 

      When the magma erupts and it hardens and turns into a volcanoe

    • C. 

      When magma from earth’s mantle breaks throughout the plates or oozes out at the edge

  • 8. 
    What is a hot spot?
    • A. 

      Every now and then there is a fragile spot in one of Earth’s plates and a stationary plume of magma erupts through it

    • B. 

      The Earth’s surface that consist of a number of rigid, but moving pieces or plates

    • C. 

      When plates slide past each other

  • 9. 
    What is subduction?
    • A. 

      The Earth’s surface that consist of a number of rigid, but moving pieces or plates

    • B. 

      When plates slide past each other

    • C. 

      When two plates crash towards each other, one plate is forced under the other. The underlying plate melts into magma and can erupt through the overlying plate as a volcanoe

  • 10. 
    What are the agents of erosion?
    • A. 

      Blood, sweat, and tears

    • B. 

      Water, wind, ice, and waves

    • C. 

      Water, ice, Popsicle, and rocks

  • 11. 
    What is Erosion?
    • A. 

      Known as weathering breaks up rocks so that they can be carried away

    • B. 

      The temperature in the core is hotter than the Sun's surface.

  • 12. 
    What do mid-ocean ridges have?  
    • A. 

      Have shallow valleys along their entire length

    • B. 

      Have deep valleys along most of the length

    • C. 

      Have deep valleys along their entire length

  • 13. 
    Whats another name for diverging boundaries? Diverging Boundaries
    • A. 

      There is no other name

    • B. 

      Spending centers

    • C. 

      Loose centers

  • 14. 
    What are sliding boundaries?
    • A. 

      When plates slide past each other

    • B. 

      When plates collide into each other

    • C. 

      When plates move away from each other

  • 15. 
    What does Converging Boundaries(Collision) cause?
    • A. 

      Causes a form of converging boundaries that plunges down under another overriding plate.

    • B. 

      Causes the lithosphere at the boundary to be pushed upward in a mountain or range.

    • C. 

      Causes a break or crack in the earth’s crust

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