Earth Structure By Cathy Pons

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Earth Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a force on rocks is great enough, they break, producing vibrations called
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      Strains

    • C. 

      Stresses

  • 2. 
    Most earthquakes happen______
    • A. 

      At night

    • B. 

      Along plate boundaries

    • C. 

      In the inner core

    • D. 

      All of the above answers

  • 3. 
    Scientists discovered changes in the earth's interior by studying______
    • A. 

      Seismic waves

    • B. 

      Only the crust of the earth

    • C. 

      By traveling to the core of the earth

  • 4. 
    What is the force that squeezes rocks or plates together?
    • A. 

      Tension

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Shearing

  • 5. 
    _____is the force that pulls rocks apart.
    • A. 

      Tension

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Shearing

  • 6. 
    ________is the force that causes plates to move sideways past each other.
    • A. 

      Tension

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Shearing

  • 7. 
    Rocks that are produced when magma or lava cools and hardens is called______
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

  • 8. 
    The word "metamorphic" means to_____
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      Produce heat

    • C. 

      Does not change

  • 9. 
    Which can occur in the rock cycle?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary rock is the only rock found on earth

    • B. 

      Igneous rock is eroded to form metamorphic rock

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rock is melted to form sedimentary rock

    • D. 

      None of the above answers are correct

  • 10. 
    The rock cycle shows each rock _________
    • A. 

      As it was millions of years ago

    • B. 

      As it was originally

    • C. 

      On a continuing journey

  • 11. 
    What is the hottest, most dense part of the earth?
    • A. 

      Outer core

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Mantle

  • 12. 
    What do the plates of the crust float on inside the earth?
    • A. 

      Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Gutenberg discontinuity

  • 13. 
    The movement of the outer core gives the earth______
    • A. 

      Magnetism

    • B. 

      Life

    • C. 

      Color

  • 14. 
    The crust and upper mantle make up the
    • A. 

      Cores

    • B. 

      Lithosphere

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

  • 15. 
    Name the scientist who first thought that all the continents were together at one time and coined the term Pangaea.
    • A. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • B. 

      Alfred Nobel

    • C. 

      Alfred Jones

  • 16. 
    What is the part of the earth colored yellow?
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Inner core

  • 17. 
    The earth is approximately 4.5 million years old.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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