Earth's History Quiz

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Earth's History Quiz


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  • 1. 
    What is the name of the large mass of land that all the continents joined into one?
    • A. 

      America

    • B. 

      Pangea

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Earth's crust

    • E. 

      Mantle

  • 2. 
    What caused the continents to separate?
    • A. 

      The air

    • B. 

      A hurricane

    • C. 

      A tornado

    • D. 

      Continental drift

    • E. 

      Typhoon

  • 3. 
    How old was the earth before the continents split up?
    • A. 

      6000 years old

    • B. 

      1 million years old

    • C. 

      500 thousand years old

    • D. 

      200 thousand years old

    • E. 

      200 million years old

  • 4. 
    What evidences the theory that the continents were once joined?
    • A. 

      Fossils

    • B. 

      Houses

    • C. 

      Technology

    • D. 

      Grass

    • E. 

      People

  • 5. 
    The different continental coastlines appear to fit together like...?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Clay

    • C. 

      A jigzaw puzzle

    • D. 

      A game

    • E. 

      A field

  • 6. 
    What is the thickest layer?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Inner core

    • D. 

      Outer core

  • 7. 
    The outermost layer is called the mantle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Inner core

    • E. 

      Outer core

  • 8. 
    the ________________ layer is the plastic-like layer of the Earth.
  • 9. 
    The theory continental drift is what scientists believe to be how our continents shifted
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Scientists believed that our 7 continents were once a large super continent called Pangea.   Check all of the reasons that support this theory.
    • A. 

      Fossils

    • B. 

      Land formations (mountains, valleys)

    • C. 

      Shape of the continents fit together like jig-saw puzzle pieces

    • D. 

      All 7 continents have the same weather patterns

  • 11. 
    Sedimentary Rocks are formed in which of these stages?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Cementation

    • D. 

      Compaction

  • 12. 
    One major reason that helps to understand Earth's History is that Fossils have been found on
    • A. 

      Moon

    • B. 

      Magma flows

    • C. 

      Coastlines of continents

    • D. 

      On the Sun

  • 13. 
    Scientists believe that Earth's oldest layers are on the top layer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The rock cycle has helped to shape the Earth's surface
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When two plates collide together to form mountains is called
    • A. 

      Transform Fault Boundary

    • B. 

      Convergent Boundary

    • C. 

      Booger Smashing

    • D. 

      Divergent Boundary