Earth Science Final Review Quiz

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Earth Science Final Review Quiz

All of the Questions are from Exams 1,2, and 3. There are no Questions pertaining to the Diagrams so make sure to study those for the Final Exam. I will upload another Quiz with just Test 4 when we get them back on Wednesday.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a true statement?
    • A. 

      The moon is composed of part of Earth

    • B. 

      The moon is older than Earth

    • C. 

      The moon is moving away from Earth

    • D. 

      The moon formed from a ring of debris

    • E. 

      All of the above except b

  • 2. 
    _____ was one of the first atoms to have formed in the Universe.
    • A. 

      Carbon

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Silicon

    • E. 

      B & d

  • 3. 
    How many degrees from the ecliptic is Earths orbit around the sun.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      23.5

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      55

  • 4. 
    A(n) _____ is responsible for the production of heavy atoms such as iron in the sun's solar system.
    • A. 

      Emission nebula

    • B. 

      Formation of a protostar

    • C. 

      Supernova

    • D. 

      Neutron star

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    If a star is found to have a temperature around 35,000 k what color would it be?
    • A. 

      Pink

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Yellow

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    Why does your weight change between planets?
    • A. 

      Average temperature varies between planets

    • B. 

      Each planet has a different mass

    • C. 

      Length of time a planet takes to orbit the sun varies

    • D. 

      Amount of solar radiation

    • E. 

      A & d

  • 7. 
    Which mostly influences the final evolutionary stages of stars?
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Relative magnitude

    • C. 

      Number of alien colonies

    • D. 

      Absolute magnitude

    • E. 

      Distance from Earth

  • 8. 
    Most galaxies show a ______ shift in there spectrum.  
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Purple

    • E. 

      Green

  • 9. 
    While a star  is in the Main Sequence Stage what forces are in balance?
    • A. 

      Centrifugal and gravity

    • B. 

      Gravity and tidal

    • C. 

      Tidal and centrifugul

    • D. 

      Thermal expansion and gravity

    • E. 

      Alien mind probes and tractor beams

  • 10. 
    When 2 hydrogen atoms combine a _______ is created.
    • A. 

      Heavy hydrogen atom

    • B. 

      Helium atom

    • C. 

      Oxygen atom

    • D. 

      Uranium atom

    • E. 

      Water

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is the Sequence of the Formation of the Solar System?
    • A. 

      Nebula-> protosun-> ring of planetesmals-> protoplanet

    • B. 

      Nebula-> ring of planetesmals-> protosun-> protoplanet

    • C. 

      Protosun-> nebula-> ring of planetesmals-> protoplanet

    • D. 

      Nebula-> protoplanet-> ring of planetesmals-> protosun

  • 12. 
    Which of the following material is found in meteorites?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Silicate material

    • C. 

      Amino acids

    • D. 

      Nickel

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    When the sun's fuel starts to run out what is the next stage in its evolutuion?
    • A. 

      Supernova

    • B. 

      White dwarf

    • C. 

      Red giant

    • D. 

      Protostar

    • E. 

      Neutron star

  • 14. 
    What is the average density of the crust?
    • A. 

      2.7g/ml cubed

    • B. 

      2.7 cm cubed / g

    • C. 

      2.7g/cm

    • D. 

      2.7 kg/cm cubed

    • E. 

      2.7 g/m cubed

  • 15. 
    The part of an Atom which contains the most mass.
    • A. 

      Electrons

    • B. 

      Protons

    • C. 

      Nucleus

    • D. 

      Isotope

    • E. 

      Alien probe ,machines

  • 16. 
    Magma with the lowest silica content.
    • A. 

      Ultramafic

    • B. 

      Mafic

    • C. 

      Felsic

    • D. 

      Intermediate

    • E. 

      Basalt

  • 17. 
    Which is not amongst the 8 most abundant elements in Earths Crust?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Alluminum

    • D. 

      Copper

    • E. 

      Sodium

  • 18. 
    What mineral property is demonstrated when light is reflected off its surface?
    • A. 

      Hardness

    • B. 

      Luster

    • C. 

      Color

    • D. 

      Cleavage

    • E. 

      Specific gravity

  • 19. 
    Which if the following is a rock?
    • A. 

      Quartz

    • B. 

      Gabbro

    • C. 

      Hornblende

    • D. 

      Feldspar

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    What is the shape of the structural building block for rock forming minerals?
    • A. 

      Cube

    • B. 

      Sphere

    • C. 

      Pyramid

    • D. 

      Rectangle

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    What process results in mechanical (physical) weathering?
    • A. 

      Frost wedging

    • B. 

      Plant roots

    • C. 

      Oxidation

    • D. 

      Unloading

    • E. 

      All except c

  • 22. 
    Rock on Earths Surface is said to be a ______.
    • A. 

      Regional metamorphic rock

    • B. 

      Magma

    • C. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • D. 

      Contact metamorphic rock

    • E. 

      Alienite

  • 23. 
    What needs to happen for an igneous rock to change into a metamorphic rock?
    • A. 

      Llithification

    • B. 

      Crystalization

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      Lava

    • E. 

      Heat and pressure

  • 24. 
    What fossil example was used to explain the prescence of Pangaea?
    • A. 

      Mesosaurus

    • B. 

      Amenities

    • C. 

      Plesiosaurus

    • D. 

      Archeopteryx

    • E. 

      Mastadons

  • 25. 
    Which is a mass wasting event?
    • A. 

      Water flowing in a channel

    • B. 

      Storm surge

    • C. 

      Rock fall

    • D. 

      Geothermal gradient

    • E. 

      B and c