Earth Science Trivia Questions

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers easy, common areas of Earth Science that high school and college graduates should be able to answer


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a giant crack in a rock called?
    • A. 

      Rip Current

    • B. 

      Elliptical Orbit

    • C. 

      Optics

    • D. 

      Fault

  • 2. 
    What are materials that come from the earth called?
    • A. 

      Natural Resources

    • B. 

      Universes

    • C. 

      Neurons

    • D. 

      Albinos

  • 3. 
    Which scientific term means "a small body of water"?
    • A. 

      Extinct

    • B. 

      Pond

    • C. 

      Gasohol

    • D. 

      Barometric Pressure

  • 4. 
    What is the study of plant life called?
    • A. 

      Botany

    • B. 

      Geography

    • C. 

      Zoology

    • D. 

      Metallurgy

  • 5. 
    A very fast white water cascade is also known as what?
    • A. 

      Artificial Intelligence

    • B. 

      Falls

    • C. 

      Petri Dish

    • D. 

      Bedrock

  • 6. 
    What is a huge river of ice called?
    • A. 

      Light Waves

    • B. 

      Cold Front

    • C. 

      Ecosystem

    • D. 

      Glacier

  • 7. 
    Rain, snow, hail, sleet, dew, and frost are all forms of what?
    • A. 

      Amphibian

    • B. 

      Backbone

    • C. 

      Artificial Intelligence

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 8. 
    What describes an extremely dry climate?
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Downdraft

    • C. 

      Neuron

    • D. 

      Arid

  • 9. 
    What is the formal name for climate studies?
    • A. 

      Rover

    • B. 

      Reactor

    • C. 

      Vapor Trail

    • D. 

      Climatology

  • 10. 
    If you are caught in a sudden heavy rainfall of a showery nature, you are caught in a what?
    • A. 

      Horsepower

    • B. 

      Blizzard

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Cloudburst

  • 11. 
    Which of these is one of the three basic cloud forms?
    • A. 

      Fauna

    • B. 

      Meteor

    • C. 

      Cumulus

    • D. 

      Lactose

  • 12. 
    What do you call horizontal movement of water?
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Weather Vane

    • C. 

      Tropical Storm

    • D. 

      Meteorite

  • 13. 
    Which of these is a term for slowly falling precipitation?
    • A. 

      Drizzle

    • B. 

      Artesian Water

    • C. 

      Sleet

    • D. 

      Drops

  • 14. 
    A covering of ice crystals on the ground is known as what?
    • A. 

      Frost

    • B. 

      Seismograph

    • C. 

      Element

    • D. 

      Chromosomes

  • 15. 
    What is the height of the sea's surface generally called?
    • A. 

      Cirriform

    • B. 

      Elevation

    • C. 

      Sea Level

    • D. 

      Oil Shale