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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

Earth science can be, and there is much that we get to learn about our planet every single day. Below is a very interesting earth science quiz that is designed to refresh your memory on what you have covered so far. It is for the brave so take it if you only believe in how much you recall.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following processes cause a sedimentary rock to change into a metamorphic rock?
    • A. 

      Weathering and erosion

    • B. 

      Heat and pressure

    • C. 

      Cooling and hardening

    • D. 

      Melting

  • 2. 
    Which type of rock is made of hardened magma?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

    • D. 

      Fossi

  • 3. 
    Which statement about the rock cycle is true?
    • A. 

      Rocks never change

    • B. 

      Heat and pressure form igenous rock

    • C. 

      Rocks can only change from igneous to sedimentary

    • D. 

      Rocks constantly change into other rocks

  • 4. 
    In which soil layer do most plants grow?
    • A. 

      Topsoil

    • B. 

      Subsoil

    • C. 

      Weathered rock

    • D. 

      Solid rock

  • 5. 
    Melted rock inside the earth is called ___________________.  When it reaches the earth's surface it is called ___________________.
    • A. 

      Fault, volcano

    • B. 

      Crust, lava

    • C. 

      Lava, magma

    • D. 

      Magma; lava

  • 6. 
    Waves of energy caused by movements of rock that is felt on Earth's surface are called
    • A. 

      Volcanoes

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      Twisters

    • D. 

      Landslide

  • 7. 
    Roots of a plant grow inside the cracks in a rock.  Water seeps into the crack, freezes, and the crack widens.  What is this an example of?
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      Raining

  • 8. 
    When loose sediments are carried away by water, dropped, and deposited in new places it is called ______________
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      Glaciers

  • 9. 
    Two examples of rapid changes to earth's surface are:
    • A. 

      Earthquakes and landslides

    • B. 

      Weathering and erosion

    • C. 

      Glaciers and melting

    • D. 

      Wind and rain