Science Vocabulary Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 
    The inside of the car was extremely hot after being parked in the sun for hours while my mother and I shopped at the mall. This type of heat transfer is an example of ____.
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

  • 2. 
    The direct transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another is touching.
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

  • 3. 
    The transfer of thermal energy by the movement of fluid.
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

  • 4. 
    The movement of a fluid caused by differences in temperature that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to another.
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Convection currents

  • 5. 
    Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake.
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Seismic waves

  • 6. 
    The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
    • A. 

      Basalt

    • B. 

      Granite

    • C. 

      Crust

  • 7. 
    The force exerted on a surface divided by the total area over which the force is exerted.
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Seismic waves

  • 8. 
    A usually light-colored igneous rock that is found in the continental crust.
    • A. 

      Basalt

    • B. 

      Gneiss

    • C. 

      Granite

  • 9. 
    The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core.
    • A. 

      Lithosphere

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Asthenosphere

  • 10. 
    A dark dense igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust.
    • A. 

      Granite

    • B. 

      Slate

    • C. 

      Shale

    • D. 

      Basalt

  • 11. 
    A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
    • A. 

      Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      Lithosphere

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Core

  • 12. 
    A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth.
    • A. 

      Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      Outer core

    • C. 

      Inner core

    • D. 

      Lithosphere

  • 13. 
    The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats.
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Asthenosphere

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      Lithosphere

  • 14. 
    A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth.
    • A. 

      Inner core

    • B. 

      Outer core

  • 15. 
    What happens to the density of the hot rising material in the mantle?
    • A. 

      The density increases.

    • B. 

      The density decreases.