Earth And Life Sciences Trivia Quiz!

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What are earth and life sciences? Could you take this quiz which pertains to both sciences? Earth and life science present the planet's history through geological time, and it talks about the earth's structure, composition, and processes. The four main branches of Earth science include geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Studying these four earth sciences helps scientists understand our planet. If your ambition is to learn more about the earth and life sciences, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A mineral with a hardness of 7 is rubbed against a piece of Apatite.  What will the result be?
    • A. 

      The Apatite will scratch the mineral

    • B. 

      The mineral will scratch the Apatite

    • C. 

      Both minerals will be scratched

    • D. 

      A diamond will form

  • 2. 
    This mineral can be scratched with your fingernail.  What is it?
    • A. 

      Quartz

    • B. 

      Potassium Feldspar

    • C. 

      Gypsum

    • D. 

      Graphite

  • 3. 
    This theory on the origin of the universe states that ​13.8 billion years ago, the universe expanded from a tiny, dense and hot mass to its present size and much cooler state.
    • A. 

      Steady State Model

    • B. 

      Protoplanetary Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Non-scientific Thought

    • D. 

      Big Bang Theory

  • 4. 
    What subsystem of the earth includes the rocks of the crust and mantle, the metallic liquid outer core,  and the solid metallic inner core?
    • A. 

      Lithosphere

    • B. 

      Atmosphere

    • C. 

      Hydrosphere

    • D. 

      Biosphere

  • 5. 
    What do you call the bright yellow circle on the picture?
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Mantle

  • 6. 
    Which characteristic is NOT one of a mineral?
    • A. 

      Naturally occurring

    • B. 

      Inorganic solid

    • C. 

      Crystal structure

    • D. 

      Indefinite chemical composition

  • 7. 
    What is luster?
    • A. 

      Density of a mineral

    • B. 

      Color of a mineral

    • C. 

      Reflectiveness of a mineral

    • D. 

      Glazing of a mineral

  • 8. 
    Which layer can be worn down by erosion and weathering (weathering is when weather like rain and wind blow against rocks and break them up)?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Inner Core

    • D. 

      Outer Core

  • 9. 
    What theory on the origin of the solar system that independently thought of a rotating gaseous cloud that cools and contracts in the middle to form the sun and the rest into a disc that becomes the planets?
    • A. 

      Protoplanet Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Encounter Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Nebular Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Expanding Universe hypothesis

  • 10. 
    The following are the evidence of continental drift hypothesis except:
    • A. 

      Continental puzzle

    • B. 

      Matched fossils

    • C. 

      Ancient climates

    • D. 

      Plate tectonics

  • 11. 
    Streak is the color of a mineral in powdered form.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Specific Gravity is the ratio of the weight of a mineral to the weight of an equal volume of other minerals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A conduction zone occurs when one oceanic plate is forced down into the mantle beneath a second plate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Continental-continental happens when subducting plates contain continental material, two continents collide.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which condition affects the formation of sedimentary rocks?
    • A. 

      Freezing

    • B. 

      Pressure

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      Heat

  • 16. 
    Non- clastic rocks are...
    • A. 

      Classified according to silica content and relative amounts of K, Na, Fe, Mg and Ca.

    • B. 

      Commonly classified based on particle size.

    • C. 

      Formed from solidified magma underneath the earth

    • D. 

      The evaporation and precipitation from solution or lithification of organic matter

  • 17. 
    Which example is a volcanic rock?
    • A. 

      Diorite

    • B. 

      Gabbro

    • C. 

      Tuff

    • D. 

      Granite

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is true about rocks?
    • A. 

      Rocks do not contain minerals

    • B. 

      Rocks are composed of only one mineral.

    • C. 

      Coal is not considered a rock.

    • D. 

      Most rocks are a mixture of minerals

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the three types of rock?
    • A. 

      Metamorphic

    • B. 

      Lava

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

    • D. 

      Igneous

  • 20. 
    A rock that forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface is called an
    • A. 

      Intrusive igneous rock

    • B. 

      Intrusive metamorphic rock

    • C. 

      Extrusive sedimentary rock.

    • D. 

      Extrusive igneous rock.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following represents the correct order of the processes responsible for the formation of sedimentary rocks?
    • A. 

      Weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, cementation

    • B. 

      Erosion, weathering, compaction, cementation, deposition

    • C. 

      Compaction, cementation, deposition, weathering, erosion

    • D. 

      Deposition, cementation, compaction, erosion, weathering

  • 22. 
    A student obtains a cup of quartz sand from a beach.  A saltwater solution is poured into the sand and allowed to evaporate.  The mineral residue from the saltwater solution cements the sand grains together, forming a material that is most similar to:
    • A. 

      An extrusive igneous rock

    • B. 

      An intrusive igneous rock

    • C. 

      A sedimentary rock

    • D. 

      A metamorphic rock

  • 23. 
    Edwin Hubble discovered that distant objects in space are
    • A. 

      Extensions of the Milky Way Galaxy

    • B. 

      Much closer to Earth than once imagined

    • C. 

      Moving farther away from each other

    • D. 

      Unchanging

  • 24. 
    The study of the origin, structure, and future of the universe is called
    • A. 

      Cosmology

    • B. 

      Expansion theory

    • C. 

      Astronomy

    • D. 

      Philosophy

  • 25. 
    Which of these theories was proposed by Georges-Louis de Buffon, regarding the origin of the solar system?
    • A. 

      Accretion theory

    • B. 

      Nebula hypothesis

    • C. 

      Sun-star encounter

    • D. 

      Sun-comet encounter

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