Earth Science Quiz

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This is a 20 question quiz on Earth Science. Some are easier than others, but they are all important. You may use anything on this quiz, including your textbook, websites, and worksheets. After you complete this, fill out the table on natural disasters on our website. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Earth rotates in about _____ hours.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      26

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      31

    • E. 

      100

  • 2. 
    Who formulated the geocentric theory?
    • A. 

      Newton

    • B. 

      Galileo

    • C. 

      Homer Simpson

    • D. 

      Ptolemy

    • E. 

      Copernicus

  • 3. 
    Who formulated the heliocentric theory?
    • A. 

      Newton

    • B. 

      Galileo

    • C. 

      Homer Simpson

    • D. 

      Ptolemy

    • E. 

      Copernicus

  • 4. 
    What is the axial tilt of the Earth?
    • A. 

      23.5 degrees

    • B. 

      17.5 degrees

    • C. 

      24.5 degrees

    • D. 

      12.7 degrees

    • E. 

      20.1 degrees

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      7,904

    • B. 

      6,542

    • C. 

      12,756

    • D. 

      9,655

    • E. 

      4,117

  • 6. 
    The Earth has how many natural satellites visible to the naked eye?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      None

    • C. 

      One

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      Seventeen

  • 7. 
    What was the giant land mass called that existed some 200 million years ago?
    • A. 

      Pangaea

    • B. 

      Cambrian

    • C. 

      Mars

    • D. 

      Giant land mass

    • E. 

      Triassic

  • 8. 
    Earth has how many continents?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Seven

    • E. 

      Five

  • 9. 
    The Earth's average distance is __________ kilometers from the Sun?
    • A. 

      1,495,970,000

    • B. 

      9,300,000

    • C. 

      93,000,000

    • D. 

      149,597,000

    • E. 

      10

  • 10. 
    The Earth is the _______ planet from the Sun?
    • A. 

      Third

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      First

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      Fifth

  • 11. 
    Earth's atmoshpere consists mostly of __________?
    • A. 

      Oxygen and Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen and Oxygen

    • C. 

      Ozone and Methane

    • D. 

      Hydrogen and Helium

    • E. 

      Helium and Carbon Dioxide

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Lunar

    • B. 

      Transit

    • C. 

      Heliocentric

    • D. 

      Solar

    • E. 

      Spatial

  • 13. 
    The Earth is moving around the Sun at ___________ miles per hour?
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      67,000

    • C. 

      109,600

    • D. 

      12,000

    • E. 

      24,000

  • 14. 
    The Earth is made up of how many layers?
    • A. 

      3 (Crust, Mantle, Core)

    • B. 

      2 (Crust and Core)

    • C. 

      5 (Outter Crust, Outter Mantle, Inner Mantle, Outter Core, Inner Core)

    • D. 

      1 (Mantle)

    • E. 

      4 (Crust, Mantle, Outer Core, Inner Core)

  • 15. 
    The largest known impact crater on Earth is the ___________?
    • A. 

      Clearwater Lakes Crater

    • B. 

      Barringer Crater

    • C. 

      Caloris Basin

    • D. 

      Vredefort Ring

    • E. 

      Lake Tahoe

  • 16. 
    The highest mountain on the Earth is ___________?
    • A. 

      K2

    • B. 

      Mount McKinley

    • C. 

      Pike's Peak

    • D. 

      Mauna Kea

    • E. 

      Mount Everest

  • 17. 
    The Earth is comprised of ___________ percent water?
    • A. 

      65

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      75

    • E. 

      80

  • 18. 
    The deepest depression on Earth is the ______________?
    • A. 

      Puerto Rico Trench

    • B. 

      Eurasia Basin

    • C. 

      Java Trench

    • D. 

      Mariana's Trench

    • E. 

      Eureka, Illinois

  • 19. 
    Mount St. Helens is considered a ____________ volcano?
    • A. 

      Composite

    • B. 

      Singular

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Sheild

    • E. 

      Subglacial