Perry Environmental Science - The Geosphere

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The geosphere describes all of the rocks, minerals and ground that are found on and in Earth. The three parts of the geosphere are the crust, the mantle, and the core. Test out how much you know about the solid parts of the earth? Take up the quiz below to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Volcanic ash mixed with water during an eruption
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mudflow

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 2. 
    The mixture of gases that make up the air we breathe
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mudflow

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 3. 
    Earth's thin outer layer
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mudflow

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Erosion

    • E. 

      Magma

  • 4. 
    Removal and transport of surface material by wind or water
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mudflow

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 5. 
    Melted rock
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mudflow

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Erosion

    • E. 

      Magma

  • 6. 
    What often occurs at tectonic plate boundaries
    • A. 

      Increasing air pressure

    • B. 

      Thinning of the biosphere

    • C. 

      Mountain building

    • D. 

      Increased erosion

  • 7. 
    What physical layer of Earth islocated beneath the lithosphere?
    • A. 

      Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Inner core

    • D. 

      Outer core

  • 8. 
    What type of system is Earth?
    • A. 

      Layered

    • B. 

      Integrated

    • C. 

      Related

    • D. 

      Compressed

  • 9. 
    What is the estimated temperature of Earth's inner core?
    • A. 

      4,000C to 5,000C

    • B. 

      3,000C to 4,000C

    • C. 

      400C to500C

    • D. 

      300C to 400C

  • 10. 
    How did the Himalayan Mountains form?
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Glacial movements

    • D. 

      Colliding tectonic plates