A Trivia Quiz On Landform Evolution!

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A Trivia Quiz On Landform Evolution!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If a rock layer is labeled A, B, and C with A being on the top and C being on the bottom; which fossil would be the youngest?
    • A. 

      The one found in A

    • B. 

      The one found in B

    • C. 

      The one found in C

    • D. 

      All would be the same age

  • 2. 
    Which event listed below does not lead to fossil formation?
    • A. 

      Floods

    • B. 

      Forest fires

    • C. 

      Earthquakes

    • D. 

      Mudslides

  • 3. 
    Volcanic eruptions cause several atmospheric changes.  Which of the following is not a change caused by a volcanic eruption?
    • A. 

      Increased particulate matter in the atmosphere

    • B. 

      Increased sulfate content in the atmosphere

    • C. 

      Decreased temperatures

    • D. 

      Increased radioactivity in the atmosphere

  • 4. 
    Which of the following would not cause a mass extinction event?
    • A. 

      An asteroid

    • B. 

      Volcanic eruption

    • C. 

      Competition for resources

    • D. 

      Large-scale climate change

  • 5. 
    The main idea of evolution states that
    • A. 

      The characteristics of organisms within a population change over time

    • B. 

      The characteristics of organisms can change during thier lifetime

    • C. 

      Only the best and strongest organisms survive

    • D. 

      Organisms can survive in any environment on Earth

  • 6. 
    Which was not one main point of Darwin's theories on Evolution?
    • A. 

      Organisms produce many offpsring

    • B. 

      Not all individuals are the same

    • C. 

      Resources in an environment are limited

    • D. 

      Only the strong survive

  • 7. 
    Wisdom teeth are the common name for the third molar in humans.  They usually appear much later than all other adult teeth, sometimes not until the age of 18. The teeth have no noticeable purpose and are often pulled to make room for the other teeth in the mouth.  Wisdom teeth are a good example of
    • A. 

      Homologous structures

    • B. 

      Vestigial structures

    • C. 

      Analogous structures

    • D. 

      DNA evidence

  • 8. 
    A scientist discovered that the age and kinds of rocks along the edge of North America match the rocks along the edge of Europe.  Which of the following does this support?
    • A. 

      Convection currents

    • B. 

      Evolution

    • C. 

      Continental drift

    • D. 

      Natural selection

  • 9. 
    The Bearing Land bridge connected ancient North America to Asia.  How did the formation of this land bridge impact species diversity?
    • A. 

      Increased biodiversity

    • B. 

      Decreased biodiversity

    • C. 

      Had no affect on diversity

    • D. 

      Created prosperous species

  • 10. 
    How does geology not affect evolution?
    • A. 

      Separating populations

    • B. 

      Joining populations

    • C. 

      Ocean currents

    • D. 

      Causing extinctions

  • 11. 
    How does the hydropshere not impact the geosphere?
    • A. 

      Weathering of rocks

    • B. 

      Changes to sea levels

    • C. 

      Movement of glaciers

    • D. 

      Radiation striking the surface

  • 12. 
    Volcanic eruptions, mountain building and fissures in the Earth's surface are examples of how the ____________________ influences Earth's climate.
    • A. 

      Biosphere

    • B. 

      Geosphere

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Hydropsphere

  • 13. 
    A tree root breaks the asphalt on your driveway.  This is a good example of
    • A. 

      Mechanical weathering

    • B. 

      Chemical weathering

    • C. 

      Biological weathering

    • D. 

      Mechanical and biological weathering

  • 14. 
    An island sea is an example of
    • A. 

      How humans impact climate

    • B. 

      How the continents were once joined

    • C. 

      How changing sea levels shape the land

    • D. 

      How plants and animals shape the land

  • 15. 
    A rain gauge is an instrument used to measure rainfall.  It is set up on the ground to catch the rain.  The measured rainfall is then compared to satellite estimates. What type of data collection is the rain gauge?
    • A. 

      Remotely sensed data

    • B. 

      Ground truth data

    • C. 

      GPS data

    • D. 

      Radar data

  • 16. 
    What determines the resolution of a satellite image?
    • A. 

      The area of Earth's surface that it shows

    • B. 

      The number of colors it contains

    • C. 

      The number of pixels it contains

    • D. 

      The type of surface it is imaging

  • 17. 
    The fraction of radiation that is reflected off an object at different wavelengths is the
    • A. 

      Reflectance curve

    • B. 

      Electromagnestic spectrum

    • C. 

      Visible wave

    • D. 

      Radiation curve

  • 18. 
    Which of the following would not likely be measured using remote sensing?
    • A. 

      The affects of deforestation

    • B. 

      Destruction of a city after a major earthquake

    • C. 

      A glacier retreating

    • D. 

      The pH level of the river

  • 19. 
    Satellite images use reflected or emitted radiation from Earth's surface.  The radiation is measured by
    • A. 

      Radars

    • B. 

      Sensors

    • C. 

      Cameras

    • D. 

      Computers

  • 20. 
    The fossil record
    • A. 

      Only represents a small fraction of life that has existed on Earth

    • B. 

      Represents a complete record of all organisms that have lived on Earth

    • C. 

      Is a hoax developed by scientists

    • D. 

      Represents a moderate amount of the history of life on Earth

  • 21. 
    When developing his ideas on natural selection, Darwin realized
    • A. 

      That only the strong survive

    • B. 

      That organisms that the most fit will survive

    • C. 

      That humans are better able to breed perfect organisms

    • D. 

      Organisms develop physical adaptations during their lifetime

  • 22. 
    A species that disappears at the end of an era is said to be
    • A. 

      Evolved

    • B. 

      Fossils

    • C. 

      Extinct

    • D. 

      Adapted

  • 23. 
    Earthquakes are the common result of
    • A. 

      Plates pushing together at convergent boundaries

    • B. 

      Plates pulling apart at convergent boundaries

    • C. 

      Plates pulling apart at divergent boundaries

    • D. 

      Plates rubbing against each other at transform boundaries

  • 24. 
    Convection currents in the Earth's mantle cause
    • A. 

      The movement of the tectonic plates

    • B. 

      The alteration of weather patterns

    • C. 

      Fluctuation of the gravitational pull from the core

    • D. 

      Mechanical weathering of the geosphere

  • 25. 
    Blind cave-dwelling fish still have the remains of eyes that no longer function. What is this an example of?
    • A. 

      Homologous structures

    • B. 

      Vestigal structures

    • C. 

      Analogous structures

    • D. 

      Adaptive structures