Earth Science Trivia: MCQ Exam Quiz!

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Earth Science Trivia: MCQ Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    It is the outermost layer of the Earth where life exists.
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Outer Core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Inner Core

  • 2. 
    It is a semisolid, rocky, and very hot layer and it is below the crust.
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Outer Core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Inner Core

  • 3. 
    It is the only layer of the Earth that is liquid.
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Outer Core

    • D. 

      Inner Core

  • 4. 
    It began as one huge mass of land and which has seven separate continents.
    • A. 

      Panthalassa

    • B. 

      Permian

    • C. 

      Cretaceous

    • D. 

      Pangaea

  • 5. 
    It pushes plates toward each other or pull them apart.
    • A. 

      Driving Forces

    • B. 

      Resisting Forces

    • C. 

      Drag Force

    • D. 

      Slab resistance

  • 6. 
    It marks the boundary between the mantle and the outer core.
    • A. 

      Mohorovicic Discontinuity

    • B. 

      Lehman Discontinuity

    • C. 

      Gutenberg Discontinuity

    • D. 

      Lithosphere

  • 7. 
    It help map and characterize the layers of the Earth.
    • A. 

      Seismic Waves

    • B. 

      Body Waves

    • C. 

      Surface Waves

    • D. 

      Love Waves

  • 8. 
    The outer core is composed of _________ 
    • A. 

      Solid Iron

    • B. 

      Silica and Alumina

    • C. 

      Molten Nickel and iron

    • D. 

      Basaltic Rocks

  • 9. 
    Who proposed an evidence to back up his continental drift theory ?
    • A. 

      Andrija Mohorovicic

    • B. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • C. 

      Edmund Halley

    • D. 

      John William Strutt

  • 10. 
    It is a layer of the Earth that is responsible for generating the Earth's Magnetic Field.
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Outer Core

    • D. 

      Inner Core

  • 11. 
    Who proposed the seafloor spreading theory?  
    • A. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • B. 

      Harry Hess

    • C. 

      Eduard Suess

    • D. 

      John Tuzo Wilson

  • 12. 
    The Lithosphere is composed of many independent massive slabs of solid rocks called _________.
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Continental crust

    • C. 

      Plates

    • D. 

      Oceanic crust

  • 13. 
    Tectonic plates can move between _________ cm per year. 
    • A. 

      1-5

    • B. 

      1-8

    • C. 

      1-10

    • D. 

      1-20

  • 14. 
    A process wherein two plates that move away from each other that create a gap or a rift between them.
    • A. 

      Divergent Plate Boundary

    • B. 

      Convergent Plate Boundary

    • C. 

      Transform Plate Boundary

    • D. 

      Subduction

  • 15. 
    It is a region of deformed rocks.
    • A. 

      Orogenic Belt

    • B. 

      Mid-Oceanic

    • C. 

      Seafloor

    • D. 

      Subduction Zone

  • 16. 
    The process where two plates collide in which the denser plates goes beneath the less dense plate called _______.
    • A. 

      Convergence

    • B. 

      Subduction

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Divergence

  • 17. 
    The process where the plates slide against each other in opposite directions.
    • A. 

      Divergence

    • B. 

      Subduction

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Convergence

  • 18. 
    The process where two plate slide towards each other and form either a subduction zone or an orogenic belt.
    • A. 

      Divergence

    • B. 

      Subduction

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Convergence

  • 19. 
    What is produce when crust buckles up and rocks pile up ?
    • A. 

      Plateau

    • B. 

      Hills

    • C. 

      Volcanoes

    • D. 

      Mountain ranges

  • 20. 
    This theory suggested that as the Earth cooled after its formation, its surface contracted and wrinkled.
    • A. 

      Continental Drift Theory

    • B. 

      Contraction Theory

    • C. 

      Plate tectonic Theory

    • D. 

      Seafloor spreading Theory

  • 21. 
    It is a suspectible to and very much frequented by volcanism-related geologic activities.
    • A. 

      Bermuda Triangle

    • B. 

      Pacific Ring of fire

    • C. 

      Hawaii

    • D. 

      Pacific Ocean

  • 22. 
    It is the convergent movement of tectonic plates whereby a denser plate is pushed beneath a lighter one.
    • A. 

      Orogenesis

    • B. 

      Subduction

    • C. 

      Earthquake

    • D. 

      Collision

  • 23. 
    How many volcanoes that lies in the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      458

    • B. 

      452

    • C. 

      432

    • D. 

      421

  • 24. 
    It refers to the shaking of the Earth as a result of breaking or shifting of the rocks of the tectonic plates. 
    • A. 

      Tsunami

    • B. 

      Volcanic Eruption

    • C. 

      Earthquake

    • D. 

      Collision

  • 25. 
    This are cracks on the Earths crust.
    • A. 

      Dip slip

    • B. 

      Strike-slip

    • C. 

      Reverse

    • D. 

      Faults

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