Fun Trivia Questions On Earth Science

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which north direction is the geographic meridian plane?
    • A. 

      Relative North

    • B. 

      Magnetic North

    • C. 

      Compass North

    • D. 

      True North

  • 2. 
    Which object is a remnant of a lightning bolt striking a sandy beach?
    • A. 

      Fulgurite

    • B. 

      Quartzite

    • C. 

      Mititite

    • D. 

      Coprolite

  • 3. 
    Hanging valleys may occur in all of the following ways except?
    • A. 

      Volcanic

    • B. 

      River Action

    • C. 

      Faulting

    • D. 

      Glacial Action

  • 4. 
    Which is another name for a pudding stone?
    • A. 

      Concretion

    • B. 

      Mudstone

    • C. 

      Sandstone

    • D. 

      Conglomerate

  • 5. 
    Which of the following does not form mineral crystals?
    • A. 

      Fission

    • B. 

      Sublimation

    • C. 

      Solution

    • D. 

      Fusion

  • 6. 
    One needs to travel to which state in New England to see the highest tides?
    • A. 

      Vermont

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      New Hampshire

    • D. 

      Maine

  • 7. 
    Where are the Horse Latitudes located?
    • A. 

      Between 30 And 35 Degrees N & S

    • B. 

      Between 0 And 30 Degrees N & S

    • C. 

      Between 35 And 45 Degrees N & S

    • D. 

      Between 45 And 60 Degrees N & S

  • 8. 
    What igneous formation is usually seen in the core of folded mountains?
    • A. 

      Batholith

    • B. 

      Sill

    • C. 

      Dike

    • D. 

      Laccolith

  • 9. 
    Which of the following must be true in order for air pressure to measure altitude?
    • A. 

      Temperature At Zero Altitude Is 15 Degrees F

    • B. 

      Temperature Increases With Altitude At A Constant Rate Of 6.5 Degrees F

    • C. 

      Temperature Is A Constant Of -56.5 Degrees F From 11 To 25 Kilometers

    • D. 

      Air Pressure At Zero Altitude Equals 29.92 Of Mercury

  • 10. 
    Which is not a source of aluminum ore?
    • A. 

      Bauxite

    • B. 

      Emery

    • C. 

      Chrysoberyl

    • D. 

      Alunite

  • 11. 
    What is a Herkimer diamond?
    • A. 

      Fluorite Crystal

    • B. 

      Halite Crystal

    • C. 

      Quartz Crystal

    • D. 

      Calcite Crystal

  • 12. 
    Where is the type location for the Permian Period?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 13. 
    What is another name for an estuary?
    • A. 

      Drowned Volcanic Cone

    • B. 

      Drowned Glacial Valley

    • C. 

      Drowned Delta

    • D. 

      Drowned River Valley

  • 14. 
    Which of these is not a type of a major oil trap?
    • A. 

      Anticline

    • B. 

      Fault

    • C. 

      Seismic

    • D. 

      Stratigraphic

  • 15. 
    What type of boundary is displayed at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?
    • A. 

      Transformation

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Divergent

    • D. 

      Reformation