Trivia On Earth Science

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

Earth is the third planet from the sun in our solar system, and like all the others it orbits around the sun. When you take up earth science, you get to understand the characteristics of our planet. Below mentioned is a short quiz on the basics of science! Take this quiz and score a full to show you know everything about earth science!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What name is given to 23.5 degrees north latitude?
    • A. 

      Tropic Of Capricorn

    • B. 

      International Dateline

    • C. 

      Tropic Of Cancer

    • D. 

      Prime Meridian

  • 2. 
    When a meander is cut off, what is formed?
    • A. 

      Kettle

    • B. 

      Borrow Pit

    • C. 

      Tarn

    • D. 

      Oxbow Lake

  • 3. 
    What is another name for green beryl?
    • A. 

      Peridot

    • B. 

      Emerald

    • C. 

      Malachite

    • D. 

      Quartz

  • 4. 
    The Appalachian Mountains are best described as what type of mountains?
    • A. 

      Fault Block

    • B. 

      Horst

    • C. 

      Folded

    • D. 

      Graben

  • 5. 
    Which mineral is not likely to be a replacement mineral in fossils?
    • A. 

      Quartz

    • B. 

      Pyrite

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Chalcopyrite

  • 6. 
    What must happen for a tree to become a fossil?
    • A. 

      Must Be Exposed To Air

    • B. 

      Must Decompose First

    • C. 

      Quick Burial

    • D. 

      Falling Into A River

  • 7. 
    What is the name given to a fossil that best defines a rock layer's age?
    • A. 

      Preface Fossil

    • B. 

      Content Fossil

    • C. 

      Index Fossil

    • D. 

      Annex Fossil

  • 8. 
    Which one of these is most alkali?
    • A. 

      Mine Waters

    • B. 

      Los Angeles Smog

    • C. 

      Peat Water

    • D. 

      Limestone Areas

  • 9. 
    What breaks when its height is 3/4 of its depth?
    • A. 

      Iceberg

    • B. 

      Pillar

    • C. 

      Wave

    • D. 

      Mountain

  • 10. 
    Which type of irrigation is most commonly used throughout the world?
    • A. 

      Subirrigation

    • B. 

      Rolling Sprinkler

    • C. 

      Furrow

    • D. 

      Sprinkler

  • 11. 
    What must fossilize in order to form a coprolite?
    • A. 

      Stomach Stones

    • B. 

      Fur Balls

    • C. 

      Scales

    • D. 

      Feces

  • 12. 
    What type of topography describes caves, caverns, and sinkholes?
    • A. 

      Karst

    • B. 

      Kiskis

    • C. 

      Boulder

    • D. 

      Wurst

  • 13. 
    Most minerals may be identified using the following methods except which?
    • A. 

      Hardness

    • B. 

      Smell

    • C. 

      Luster

    • D. 

      Streak

  • 14. 
    What name was given to the west wind by the Greeks?
    • A. 

      Eurus

    • B. 

      Boreas

    • C. 

      Zephyrus

    • D. 

      Notus

  • 15. 
    Which of these is also known as "squawroot"?
    • A. 

      Burdock

    • B. 

      Gotu Kola

    • C. 

      Cinchona

    • D. 

      Black Cohosh