Interesting Quiz On Earth Science! Trivia Quiz

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Interesting Quiz On Earth Science! Trivia Quiz

The earth is quite an interesting planet when you compare it with the other planets in our solar system. When you take up earth science you get to understand much about the planet's physical characteristics, from earthquakes to raindrops, and floods to fossils. Take up the questionnaire below and get to see just how much you know about earth science.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of boundary is made by the Mariana Trench?
    • A. 

      Convergent

    • B. 

      Reformation

    • C. 

      Divergent

    • D. 

      Transformation

  • 2. 
    What is the nickname of Katmai in Alaska?
    • A. 

      Valley Of 1000 Smokes

    • B. 

      Valley Of The Arctic Wolves

    • C. 

      Valley Of The Dolls

    • D. 

      Valley Of 1000 Screams

  • 3. 
    Whose calculation of the size of the earth's diameter was almost exact?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Eratosthenes

    • D. 

      Aristarchus

  • 4. 
    Which of these is the Greek name for the east wind?
    • A. 

      Zephyrus

    • B. 

      Eurus

    • C. 

      Boreas

    • D. 

      Notus

  • 5. 
    Who discovered the Gulf Stream?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Frederick Dover

    • D. 

      Matthew Maury

  • 6. 
    At what point would one be standing if the trees were stunted?
    • A. 

      Climate Line

    • B. 

      Frost Line

    • C. 

      Snow Line

    • D. 

      Tree Line

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a major component of an ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Autotroph

    • B. 

      Decomposer

    • C. 

      Heterotroph

    • D. 

      Biotic

  • 8. 
    What mineral makes both sapphires and rubies when cut and polished?
    • A. 

      Apatite

    • B. 

      Fluorite

    • C. 

      Corundum

    • D. 

      Topaz

  • 9. 
    How old is the sun estimated to be?
    • A. 

      5,600,000,000 Years Old

    • B. 

      6,500,000,000 Years Old

    • C. 

      6,400,000,000 Years Old

    • D. 

      4,600,000,000 Years Old

  • 10. 
    How was the 12-mile limit of a country's boundary set?
    • A. 

      Firing Of Cannon Balls From A Ship To The Shore

    • B. 

      Firing Of Cannon Balls From The Shore

    • C. 

      Escape Velocity Of A Windjammmer

    • D. 

      The Distance A Cutter Could Sail In 15 Minutes

  • 11. 
    Which of these pairs of elements was discovered before the 14th century?
    • A. 

      Antimony And Carbon

    • B. 

      Gold And Oxygen

    • C. 

      Tin And Silicon

    • D. 

      Sulfur And Sodium

  • 12. 
    What is the origin of dinoflagellates?
    • A. 

      Plankton

    • B. 

      Algae

    • C. 

      Flowering Plants

    • D. 

      Trees

  • 13. 
    Gold, silver, lead, and copper exhibit the properties of which of the following crystal systems?
    • A. 

      Tetragonal

    • B. 

      Cubic

    • C. 

      Hexagonal

    • D. 

      Trigonal

  • 14. 
    Which national park is directly west of the Painted Desert?
    • A. 

      Grand Canyon

    • B. 

      Petrified Forest

    • C. 

      Carlsbad Canyon

    • D. 

      Mesabi Range

  • 15. 
    To which island group do Kwajalein and Eniwetok belong?
    • A. 

      Aleutians

    • B. 

      Midway

    • C. 

      Crimean

    • D. 

      Marshall

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