Earth Science- 8th Grade Quiz

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Earth Science- 8th Grade Quiz

This is a preparation for an earth science exam


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • What is the study of Earth Science?
    • A. 

      Earth science is the study of the world

    • B. 

      Earth science is the name or the group of sciences that deals with earth and its neighbors in space

    • C. 

      Earth science is the relation to Earth and science

    • D. 

      Earth science rules!

  • 2. 
    • What are the four major spheres into which Earth is divided?
    • A. 

      Hydrosphere,atmosphere, geosphere, lithosphere

    • B. 

      Atmosphere, gelosphere, triosphere, forosphere

    • C. 

      Atmosphere,hydrosphere,geosphere, biosphere

    • D. 

      Lithosphere, triosphere, soiosphere, astronomy

  • 3. 
    • What defines the three main parts of the solid Earth?
    • A. 

      Core,lithosphere,crust

    • B. 

      Core, mantle, crust

    • C. 

      Biosphere, lithosphere, geosphere

    • D. 

      Tiggi, biosphere, core

  • 4. 
    • Which model explains the position of continents and the occurrence of volcanoes and earthquakes?
  • 5. 
    • What lines on a globe are used to indicate location?
  • 6. 
    • How do topographic maps differ from other maps?
    • A. 

      Matches heat levels

    • B. 

      Color coded

    • C. 

      Colorful

    • D. 

      Shows length

    • E. 

      show elevation

  • 7. 
    • What is an element?
    • A. 

      A color

    • B. 

      A mineral or rock

    • C. 

      A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical or physical means

    • D. 

      A substance that can be broken down into simpler substances by chemical but not physical means

  • 8. 
    What is an atom?
    • A. 

      Smallest particle of matter that contains the characteristics of an element

    • B. 

      Mineral or rock

    • C. 

      the biggest particle that doesn't contain the characteristics of an element

  • 9. 
    Isotopes are atoms with the same # of ____________ but different # of _______(separate with a space)
  • 10. 
    ·         A ________ is a substance that consists of 2 or more elements that are chemically combined in specific proportions
  • 11. 
    ·         A ---------- is naturally occurring, inorganic solid with an orderly crystalline structure and a definite chemical composition.
  • 12. 
    ·         The properties that can be used to identify minerals is streak, ____, crystal form, color, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and density
  • 13. 
    The mohs scale measures _____ of minerals
  • 14. 
    ·         Rocks that form when magma hardens beneath Earth’s surface are called ____ igneous rocks. When lava hardens, the rock that form are called _____igneous rocks. Answer form (_____, ______)
  • 15. 
    Metamorphic rocks can be classified by........
    • A. 

      Composition and color

    • B. 

      Composition and formation

    • C. 

      Texture and composition

    • D. 

      Color and formation

    • E. 

      Formation and texture

  • 16. 
    ·         Mechanical weathering occurs when physical forces break into smaller and smaller pieces without changing the rock’s mineral _______
  • 17. 
    2 types of glaciers - valley glaciers & _______
  • 18. 
    3 seismic waves- P wave, S wave. ________ ________
  • 19. 
    Wegener's hypothesis was __________ ____________
  • 20. 
    3 types of volcanoes - cinder cones, shield volcanoes, ______ ____________
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