Earth Science Ultimate Facts Quiz: Trivia!

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Earth Science Ultimate Facts Quiz: Trivia!

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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. 
    The Earth's diameter is _________ kilometers.
    • 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. 
    When the Earth is directly between the Sun and the moon, it is called a ________ eclipse.
    • 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