9th Grade: Environmental Earth Science Test! Trivia Quiz

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9th Grade: Environmental Earth Science Test! Trivia Quiz

Do you know anything about 9th-grade environmental earth science? Do you know what the eras of the geographic timescale are? Earth science is some exciting stuff; it tells from where we come and how long it took us to get here. What we ate and who or what ate us, but yet we still survived. If you want to know more and see what you know, take the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain the difference between a hypothesis and a theory.
  • 2. 
    The Scientific Method includes: Problem Hypothesis _______ Conclusion
  • 3. 
    What is true about the costal plain of North Carolina?
    • A. 

      It is wide and relatively flat

    • B. 

      It was once covered by sea

    • C. 

      Neither a nor b

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 4. 
    Which is not a land resource?
    • A. 

      Soil

    • B. 

      Land

    • C. 

      Forests

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 5. 
    After an igneous rock has formed, it can either
    • A. 

      Be broken down into sediements

    • B. 

      Turn into extrusive rock

    • C. 

      Be heated and compacted into metamorphic rock

    • D. 

      Both a and c

    • E. 

      Both b and c

  • 6. 
    Metamorphic rocks are formed from _______ from the Earth's core and _______ from other rocks.
  • 7. 
    Sedimentary rocks are formed from ______ and _______.
    • A. 

      Compaction and cementation

    • B. 

      Cementation and fossilization

    • C. 

      Erosion and weathering

  • 8. 
    These particles are involved in atom bonding.
    • A. 

      Protons

    • B. 

      Neutrons

    • C. 

      Electrons

    • D. 

      Isotopes

  • 9. 
    Examples of ________ resources include: Plants, water, wind, and sunlight.
  • 10. 
    Examples of ____________ resources include: Coal, oil, and natural gas.
  • 11. 
    What is biomass?
    • A. 

      Plant material

    • B. 

      Deep underground heat

    • C. 

      The mass of any living thing

  • 12. 
    What is geothermal?
    • A. 

      Plant material

    • B. 

      Deep underground heat

    • C. 

      The heat of the earth

  • 13. 
    _______- the same processes that happen today happened millions of years ago.
  • 14. 
    _______- states that, in an undisturbed area of rock, the layer of rock at the bottom of the area is the oldest.
  • 15. 
    Put in order from longest to shortest. Eon, period, era, epoch
    • A. 

      Eon, epoch, period, era

    • B. 

      Eon, era, period, epoch

    • C. 

      Era, epoch, period, eon

    • D. 

      They are already in order

  • 16. 
    Put in order from oldest to youngest. Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Paleozoic, Precambian
    • A. 

      They are already in order

    • B. 

      Mesozoic, Paleozoic, Precambian, Cenozoic

    • C. 

      Cenozoic, Paleozoic, Precambian, Mesozoic

    • D. 

      Precambian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic

  • 17. 
    _______- the material that is being cut through is older than the material that is cutting through it.
  • 18. 
    Which waves create the most surface damage?
    • A. 

      Surface waves/land waves

    • B. 

      P-waves

    • C. 

      S-waves

  • 19. 
    Where do mid-ocean ridges occur? Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      Divergent plate boundaries

    • B. 

      In the ocean

    • C. 

      Convergent plate boundaries

    • D. 

      Transform plate boundaries

  • 20. 
    The ______ is the actual point where the earthquake starts. The ______ is the point on the surface directly above the _______.
  • 21. 
    The name of the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago.
    • A. 

      Pangaea

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Titan

  • 22. 
    ______- where the continental shelf boundaries to the ocean floor.
  • 23. 
    The flattest areas on the ocean floor are located at ______ ______.
  • 24. 
    A _____ is an isolated, underwater volcano.
  • 25. 
    Isotherms show areas of equal.....
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Humidity