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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

Some people have made careers out of earth science, and this does include archaeologists. Do you want to study earth science up until college? This quiz section is generally for students, for those students who are from Earth Science let’s see how much you know and if you have what it takes to make a career out of it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What disaster is a combo of downdrafts and updrafts?
    • A. 

      Thunderstorm

    • B. 

      Tornado

    • C. 

      Hurricane

    • D. 

      Dustdevil

  • 2. 
    What is the name for a 100 foot tall tidal wave?
    • A. 

      A Crash Wave

    • B. 

      A Waterspout

    • C. 

      A Hurricane

    • D. 

      A Tsunami

  • 3. 
    What are the three main categories of rock?
    • A. 

      Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic

    • B. 

      Minerals, Elements, Compounds

    • C. 

      Volcanic, Earthquake, Folded

    • D. 

      Clastics, Nonclastics, Sedimentary

  • 4. 
    What is another name for fossilized resin?
    • A. 

      Rosin

    • B. 

      Varnish

    • C. 

      Amber

    • D. 

      Honey Quartz

  • 5. 
    What natural disaster is caused by earthquakes but could also be caused by an asteroid?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Tsunami

    • C. 

      Tornado

    • D. 

      Blizzard

  • 6. 
    What famed rock is 1396 feet high, 2.75 miles long, and .25 miles wide?
    • A. 

      Cleopatra's Needle

    • B. 

      Mecca Rock

    • C. 

      Rock Of Gibraltar

    • D. 

      Rosetta Stone

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the submerged fringe of a continent?
    • A. 

      Continental Rise

    • B. 

      Continental Slope

    • C. 

      Continental Shelf

    • D. 

      Continental Abyss

  • 8. 
    What makes Florida's Tampa Bay a unique aquatic environment?
    • A. 

      Water Temperature Stays Above 80

    • B. 

      No Outlet To The Gulf

    • C. 

      Mixture Of Fresh Water And Salt Water

    • D. 

      Saltier Than Great Salt Lake

  • 9. 
    If the beach loses 3 feet of sand each year, how many feet will it lose in 15 years?
    • A. 

      45

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      12

  • 10. 
    Which tree can grow the tallest?
    • A. 

      Douglas Fir

    • B. 

      California Redwood

    • C. 

      Spruce Pine

    • D. 

      Maple

  • 11. 
    In the United States, summer officially begins in which month?
    • A. 

      June

    • B. 

      July

    • C. 

      May

    • D. 

      August

  • 12. 
    What is the wearing away of parts of the Earth by water or wind called?
    • A. 

      Shrinking

    • B. 

      Melting

    • C. 

      Explosion

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is magnetic?
    • A. 

      Metal

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Plastic

    • D. 

      Paper

  • 14. 
    Which of these terms can be used to describe steam?
    • A. 

      Liquid

    • B. 

      Solid

    • C. 

      Gas

    • D. 

      Chemical

  • 15. 
    What is a scientist who specializes in soil and crops called?
    • A. 

      Bit

    • B. 

      Astronomer

    • C. 

      Insect

    • D. 

      Agronomist