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The Earth is made up of a number of layers and each has something to do with how it is the way it is. In the past week, we covered the said layers and their characteristics. Do you need to refresh your memory on what we covered? Take up the test below and get to do just that. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which is the correct order of the earth's layers starting from the inside and going outwards?

    • A.

      Crust, mantle, outer core, inner core

    • B.

      Mantle, crust, outer core, inner core

    • C.

      Inner core, outer core, mantle, crust

    • D.

      Continental cruse, oceanic crust, mantle, core

    Correct Answer
    C. Inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
    Explanation
    The correct order of the Earth's layers starting from the inside and going outwards is inner core, outer core, mantle, crust. The inner core is the innermost layer and is solid due to high pressure. Surrounding the inner core is the outer core, which is liquid and composed mainly of iron and nickel. The mantle is the layer above the outer core and is composed of solid rock. Finally, the crust is the outermost layer, which is the thinnest and made up of solid rock that forms the continents and ocean floors.

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  • 2. 

    A compound is:

    • A.

      Two or more rocks

    • B.

      Two or more elements

    • C.

      Two or more atoms

    • D.

      Two or more molecules

    Correct Answer
    B. Two or more elements
    Explanation
    A compound is formed when two or more elements chemically combine with each other. It is different from a mixture as the elements in a compound are bonded together in a fixed ratio. This bonding results in the formation of a new substance with unique properties. Therefore, the correct answer is "two or more elements".

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  • 3. 

    The core contains the densest elements.  What does the word "dense" mean in this sentence?

    • A.

      Far apart

    • B.

      Not that bright

    • C.

      Closely compacted together

    • D.

      Very thick

    Correct Answer
    C. Closely compacted together
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "dense" is used to describe the elements in the core. When something is described as "dense," it means that the elements are closely compacted together. This suggests that the elements in the core are tightly packed and occupy a small amount of space relative to their mass.

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  • 4. 

    The two kinds of crust are continental and:

    • A.

      Oprahanic

    • B.

      Oceanic

    • C.

      Octopanic

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Oceanic
    Explanation
    The two kinds of crust are continental and oceanic. Continental crust is the type of crust that forms the continents, while oceanic crust is the type of crust that forms the ocean basins. Continental crust is thicker and less dense than oceanic crust, and it is primarily composed of granite rocks. On the other hand, oceanic crust is thinner and more dense, and it is primarily composed of basalt rocks. Therefore, the correct answer is oceanic.

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  • 5. 

    Oceanic crust contains more ________ than continental crust.

    • A.

      Salt

    • B.

      Rocks

    • C.

      Iron

    • D.

      Magnesium

    Correct Answer
    C. Iron
    Explanation
    Oceanic crust contains more iron than continental crust. This is because oceanic crust is primarily composed of basalt, which is rich in iron and magnesium. In contrast, continental crust is composed of a variety of rocks, including granite, which has a lower iron content. Therefore, the higher iron content in oceanic crust is the reason for this difference between the two types of crust.

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  • 6. 

    Most of the earth's mass is contained in the:

    • A.

      Crust

    • B.

      Mantle

    • C.

      Outer core

    • D.

      Inner core

    Correct Answer
    B. Mantle
    Explanation
    The mantle is the correct answer because it is the layer of the Earth that lies between the crust and the outer core. It is the largest layer of the Earth by volume and makes up about 84% of the Earth's total volume. The mantle is composed of solid rock, although it can flow slowly over long periods of time. It plays a crucial role in the dynamics of the Earth's interior, including the movement of tectonic plates and the generation of volcanic activity.

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  • 7. 

    Which is NOT a possible way that scientists can learn about the mantle?

    • A.

      By digging down directly to it.

    • B.

      By studying rocks.

    • C.

      By observing the Earth's surface

    • D.

      By studying the ocean floor.

    Correct Answer
    A. By digging down directly to it.
    Explanation
    Scientists cannot directly dig down to the mantle because it is located beneath the Earth's crust, which is several kilometers thick. Therefore, they cannot physically access the mantle through direct digging. However, scientists can learn about the mantle by studying rocks, observing the Earth's surface, and studying the ocean floor.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following statements is true about the crust?

    • A.

      It is 67% of the Earth's mass

    • B.

      It is about 3,00 km thick

    • C.

      It is less than 1% of the Earth's mass

    • D.

      It includes 3 different types

    Correct Answer
    C. It is less than 1% of the Earth's mass
    Explanation
    The crust is the outermost layer of the Earth and is the thinnest layer compared to the other layers. It is composed of solid rock and is divided into three different types: continental crust, oceanic crust, and the Mohorovičić discontinuity (or Moho). Although the crust is relatively thin, it plays a crucial role in supporting life as it contains the Earth's landmasses and provides a habitat for various organisms.

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  • 9. 

    The crust is about 50-70km thick.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The crust is not about 50-70km thick. In reality, the Earth's crust varies in thickness, with oceanic crust being thinner, ranging from 5-10km, and continental crust being thicker, ranging from 25-70km. Therefore, the statement is incorrect as it provides a general range for the thickness of the crust, which does not accurately represent the true variations in thickness.

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  • 10. 

    The inner core is liquified.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The inner core of the Earth is actually solid, not liquified. It is composed mainly of iron and nickel, and it is under immense pressure which keeps it in a solid state despite the high temperature. The outer core, on the other hand, is in a liquid state due to the high temperature and lower pressure.

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  • 11. 

    Scientist believe that the inner core is made mostly of:

    • A.

      Gold

    • B.

      Silver

    • C.

      Magnesium

    • D.

      Iron

    Correct Answer
    D. Iron
    Explanation
    The correct answer is iron. Scientists believe that the inner core of the Earth is made mostly of iron. This is based on various studies and observations, including seismic waves and the Earth's magnetic field. Iron is a dense and abundant element, making it a likely candidate for the composition of the inner core. Additionally, experiments conducted under extreme pressure and temperature conditions support the idea that iron is the main component of the Earth's inner core.

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  • 12. 

    Continental crust can be up to 100km thick.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Continental crust refers to the outermost layer of the Earth's surface that forms the continents. It is generally thicker and less dense compared to the oceanic crust. The thickness of the continental crust can vary, but it can reach up to 100km in certain areas. Therefore, the statement that continental crust can be up to 100km thick is true.

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  • 13. 

    How many meters are in a kilometer?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      1,000

    • D.

      100,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1,000
    Explanation
    There are 1,000 meters in a kilometer. This is because the prefix "kilo-" in the metric system represents a factor of 1,000. Therefore, when we have one kilometer, we have 1,000 meters.

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