The Layers Of The Earth: How Much Do You Know? Trivia Facts Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The diagram below shows four layers of Earth. Each layer is identified by a number. Which layer of Earth is composed primarily of solid iron?
    • A. 

      Layer 1

    • B. 

      Layer 2

    • C. 

      Layer 3

    • D. 

      Layer 4

  • 2. 
    In a particular region, a change in climate would likely have a greater effect on organisms than a change in weather would. Which of the following statements best explains why?
    • A. 

      A change in climate causes more earthquakes than a change in weather does.

    • B. 

      A change in climate causes clouds to form faster than a change in weather does.

    • C. 

      A change in climate affects the number of daylight hours more than a change in weather does.

    • D. 

      A change in climate affects an environment for a longer period of time than a change in weather does.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following processes caused the breakup and relocation of the landmasses over time?
    • A. 

      Tectonic plate motion

    • B. 

      Strong ocean currents olas de oceano

    • C. 

      Erosion and sedimentation

    • D. 

      Volcanic eruptions and weathering

  • 4. 
    During an investigation, Steven filled two cups with the same amount of water and placed them in a 20°C room for 30 minutes. Cup 1 was filled with 5°C water. Cup 2 was filled with 35°C water. The diagram below shows the temperatures of the cups at the beginning of the investigation. 
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 5. 
    This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Convection currents


    • B. 

      Transform boundaries

    • C. 

      Divergent boundaries


    • D. 

      Convergent boundaries

  • 6. 
    Divergent boundaries produce
    • A. 

      Mountains

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      Convection currents

    • D. 

      Rift valley 


  • 7. 
    The axes below relate the temperature to the depth below the Earth’s surface. Which of the following graphs best represents temperatures inside Earth?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 8. 
    According to this map, which of the following describes where volcanoes are most likely to form in the Ring of Fire?
    • A. 

      Volcanoes form in the middle of a tectonic plate. En el medio de las platas.

    • B. 

      Volcanoes form below the surface of tectonic plates. En el exterior de las platas.

    • C. 

      Volcanoes form where tectonic plates meet other plates. Cuando dos platas se juntan

    • D. 

      Volcanoes form where earthquakes are least likely to occur. En los espacios que terremotos forman.

  • 9. 
    Heat transfer by conduction occurs when molecules
    • A. 

      Flow as currents through liquids

    • B. 

      Form waves that travel through space

    • C. 

      Become less dense and rise

    • D. 

      Collide and touch with other molecules

  • 10. 
    Transform boundaries make:
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      Rift valleys

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Ocean trenches

  • 11. 
    The thermometers are measuring the temperature of the center of the soil samples. Which of the following is a cause of the measured difference in the temperature of the two soils?
    • A. 

      Conduction within different soil types

    • B. 

      Condensation within different soil types

    • C. 

      Radiation emitted by different soil types

    • D. 

      Convection in the air above different soil types

  • 12. 
    A ocean trench is evidence of which kind of plate boundary?
    • A. 

      Convergent

    • B. 

      Divergent

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Uniform

  • 13. 
    The convergence of two continental plates would produce
    • A. 

      Island arcs.

    • B. 

      Rift valleys.

    • C. 

      Folded mountains.

    • D. 

      Trenches

  • 14. 
    Rift valleys are produced by tectonic plate movement through
    • A. 

      Convergent boundaries

    • B. 

      Convection currents

    • C. 

      Divergent boundaries

    • D. 

      Transform boundaries 


  • 15. 
    At which location would earthquakes be least likely to occur?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 16. 
    Which Earth layer contains convection currents that are believed to be responsible for the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Outer core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Inner core

  • 17. 
    The thin layer of rock on Earth’s surface is the
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Hydrosphere

    • C. 

      Hemisphere

    • D. 

      Lithosphere (crust)

  • 18. 
    Convergent Boundaries are when two tectonic plates
    • A. 

      Move pass each other

    • B. 

      A theory that the continents move based on evidence that the same animals and plants are on different continents.

    • C. 

      Move away from each other

    • D. 

      Move towards each other or together 


  • 19. 
    The dark lines shown in North America and South America are examples of.
  • 20. 
    How does the Theory of Plate Tectonics explain the location of these fossils?
    • A. 

      The continents were once joined together.

    • B. 

      The animals were able to swim from one continent to the other.

    • C. 

      Humans transported the animals from point A to point B.

    • D. 

      The animals developed independently on both continents.

  • 21. 
    Divergent boundaries are when two tectonic plate
    • A. 

      Move pass each other

    • B. 

      A theory that the continents move based on that the same animals and plants are found on different continents.

    • C. 

      Move towards each other or together

    • D. 

      Move away from each other

  • 22. 
    Continental Drift is
    • A. 

      Two or more objects come into contact violently.

    • B. 

      Movement of liquid. The liquid heats rises cools on the surface, move down, and reheats again.

    • C. 

      Earth's crust (lithosphere) is broken into many pieces.

    • D. 

      The theory that Earth is made up of tectonic plates which moves.

  • 23. 
    A tectonic plate is
    • A. 

      Theory that the continents move based on evidence that the same animals and plants are found on different continents.

    • B. 

      Movement of liquid. The liquid heats, rises, cools on the surface, move down, and reheats again.

    • C. 

      Two or more objects come into contact violently.

    • D. 

      Earth's crust (lithosphere) is broken into many pieces.

  • 24. 
    This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Transform boundaries

    • B. 

      Convection current


    • C. 

      Divergent boundaries

    • D. 

      Convergent boundaries

  • 25. 
    Transform boundaries are when two tectonic plates 
    • A. 

      Move pass each other

    • B. 

      Theory that the continents move based on evidence that the same animals and plants are found on different continents.

    • C. 

      Move towards each other or together

    • D. 

      Move away from each other

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