Integrated - - Earth Portion

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Geography Quizzes & Trivia

Integrated Science 12-13 Earth science Portion


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Precambrian Era is the most recent and shortest era.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Some fossils, called index fossils are used to establish the relative ages of rocks that contain these fossils.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A strike-slip fault is when the overhanging block of rock slides down.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What percentage of salt is in the ocean?
    • A. 

      70%

    • B. 

      3.5%

    • C. 

      23%

    • D. 

      7.8%

  • 5. 
    What is the saltiness of water called?
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Seamount

    • C. 

      Divide

    • D. 

      Salinity

  • 6. 
    What clouds are high, wispy, clouds made of ice crystals?
    • A. 

      Cirrus

    • B. 

      Cumulus

    • C. 

      Stratus

    • D. 

      Malfic

  • 7. 
    Tornadoes form when warm and cold fronts meet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What causes tides?
    • A. 

      Stars

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Moon

    • D. 

      Convection currents

  • 9. 
    Tidal waves can be caused by the movement of Earth's plates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Water makes up __________% of Earth's surface.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      90

    • C. 

      70

    • D. 

      10

  • 11. 
    What is the primary source of Earth's energy?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      The Sun

    • D. 

      Stars

  • 12. 
    The Continental Shelf is the ocean floor nearest the edge of continents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What are the three  major groups of marine life?  Check those that apply
    • A. 

      Plankton

    • B. 

      Salivary glands

    • C. 

      Nekton

    • D. 

      Bulbs

    • E. 

      Benthos

  • 14. 
    Identify the gases in the atmosphere
    • A. 

      Argon

    • B. 

      Ammonia

    • C. 

      Water vapor

    • D. 

      Plutonium

    • E. 

      Xenon

  • 15. 
    Clouds form because the Sun's heat evaporates water into gases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The motion of air is caused by ______________________________.
    • A. 

      Giant turbines

    • B. 

      The heating and cooling of air masses

    • C. 

      The growth of plants

  • 17. 
    The correct order of Earth's layers from  innermost to outermost is
    • A. 

      Crust - - - core - - - mantle

    • B. 

      Core - - - mantle - - - - crust

    • C. 

      Mantle - - -crust - - - - core

  • 18. 
    Which is the line of 0 latitude?
    • A. 

      Prime meridian

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      International date line

  • 19. 
    Which direction does the Earth rotate?
    • A. 

      East to west

    • B. 

      South to north

    • C. 

      North to south

    • D. 

      West to east

  • 20. 
    The Earth's shape is a perfect sphere?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    High, wispy clouds made of ice crystals are
    • A. 

      Cumulus clouds

    • B. 

      Fog

    • C. 

      Stratus clouds

    • D. 

      Cirrus clouds

  • 22. 
    The bottom layer of the atmosphere which we live in, is called the ____________________________.
    • A. 

      Ionosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 23. 
    Wind speed is measured with an instrument called a/an ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Wind vane

    • B. 

      Anemometer

    • C. 

      Psychrometer

    • D. 

      Barometer

  • 24. 
    The main gases in Earth's atmosphere are nitrogen and hydrogen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which planet has an atmosphere of carbon dioxide?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Venus

    • D. 

      Jupiter

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