Amazing Trivia Quiz On Earth Science

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

Exams can confuse someone, and very few people go into an exam room with high hopes that everything that will come before them in the place will still be fresh in their memory. Are taking earth science in school this year? Brush your knowledge on earth science with these quiz questions and see just how much you recall.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the cooler air rushing down a mountainside called?
    • A. 

      Land Breeze

    • B. 

      Mountain Breeze

    • C. 

      Sea Breeze

    • D. 

      Valley Breeze

  • 2. 
    What do we call the dependable winds that rush toward the equator from the north and south?
    • A. 

      Prevailing Winds

    • B. 

      Easterlies

    • C. 

      Trade Winds

    • D. 

      Polar Winds

  • 3. 
    What is the low pressure area along the equator called?
    • A. 

      Little Air Mass

    • B. 

      Doldrums

    • C. 

      Massive Clouds

    • D. 

      Flatline

  • 4. 
    What type of climate word would you use to describe the climate around your house?
    • A. 

      Household

    • B. 

      Mesoclimate

    • C. 

      Microclimate

    • D. 

      Megaclimate

  • 5. 
    What is the place where an air mass forms called?
    • A. 

      Massive Area

    • B. 

      Airy Place

    • C. 

      En Masse

    • D. 

      Source Area

  • 6. 
    What front results when a cold front takes the area of a warm front?
    • A. 

      Stationary Front

    • B. 

      Oopla Front

    • C. 

      Sedentary Front

    • D. 

      Occluded Front

  • 7. 
    Which of these is the best way meteorologists track big storms such as hurricanes?
    • A. 

      Helicopters

    • B. 

      Barometers

    • C. 

      Thermometers

    • D. 

      Doppler Radar

  • 8. 
    What process changes a rock's chemical composition to break it down?
    • A. 

      Physical Weathering

    • B. 

      Cyclical Weathering

    • C. 

      Chemical Weathering

    • D. 

      Icicle Weathering

  • 9. 
    What organic material is formed from decaying organisms that mix with rocks?
    • A. 

      Soily Material

    • B. 

      Humus

    • C. 

      Dirty Material

    • D. 

      Sand

  • 10. 
    What process carries minerals down into lower soil horizons?
    • A. 

      Bleaching

    • B. 

      Leaching

    • C. 

      Leaving

    • D. 

      Mineraling

  • 11. 
    What is the very bottom soil horizon called?
    • A. 

      Stony Outcrop

    • B. 

      Crop

    • C. 

      Bedrock

    • D. 

      Flint Stone

  • 12. 
    What are minerals found in high quantities and worth mining called?
    • A. 

      Loads

    • B. 

      Bores

    • C. 

      Cores

    • D. 

      Ores

  • 13. 
    What are vast amounts of oil that have become trapped in one place called?
    • A. 

      Reservoirs

    • B. 

      Natural Gas Pockets

    • C. 

      Tar Pits

    • D. 

      Oiling Fields

  • 14. 
    What is the area filled with groundwater called?
    • A. 

      Grounding

    • B. 

      Tabling

    • C. 

      Zone Of Saturation

    • D. 

      Raining

  • 15. 
    Which is the common name for the top layer of the zone of saturation?
    • A. 

      The Water Table

    • B. 

      High End

    • C. 

      Cost Of Water

    • D. 

      Water Top