Test Your Earth Science Knowledge

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

Quizzes can allow someone to test out their knowledge on specific issues. This is being said I have prepared an earth science knowledge quiz that is designed to test out just how much you know about the earth surface, the process it undergoes and minerals found within it. Why don’t you give it a try and see if you need more study time?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following minerals is the hardest?
    • A. 

      Calcite

    • B. 

      Halite

    • C. 

      Tourmaline

    • D. 

      Corundum

  • 2. 
    A phytotoxin is a poison produced from what?
    • A. 

      Tree Frogs

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Industrial Waste

    • D. 

      Plants

  • 3. 
    On which canal would a traveler find Port Said?
    • A. 

      Volga

    • B. 

      Panama

    • C. 

      St. Lawrence

    • D. 

      Suez

  • 4. 
    Where is the deepest land gorge on Earth?
    • A. 

      Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

    • B. 

      Snake Canyon

    • C. 

      Grand Canyon

    • D. 

      Steve Canyon

  • 5. 
    What causes the sound in a seashell?
    • A. 

      Echo Effect

    • B. 

      Micro-organisms Living In Shell

    • C. 

      Sound Of Blood From Ear

    • D. 

      Resonance Effect

  • 6. 
    What is the mountain range that separates Spain from France?
    • A. 

      Dover Cliffs

    • B. 

      The Alps

    • C. 

      The Pyrenees

    • D. 

      The Appalachian

  • 7. 
    In the United States, in which month does spring begin?
    • A. 

      February

    • B. 

      March

    • C. 

      June

    • D. 

      April

  • 8. 
    What is sedimentary rock composed primarily of sand-sized grains?
    • A. 

      Cement

    • B. 

      Limestone

    • C. 

      Sandstone

    • D. 

      Marble

  • 9. 
    What is it called when a plant produces two kinds of sex cells?
    • A. 

      Sporophyte

    • B. 

      Chlorophyll

    • C. 

      Gametophyte

    • D. 

      Rhizoid

  • 10. 
    What is a plant with no internal system of tube like structures called?
    • A. 

      Accessory Pigment

    • B. 

      Nonvascular Plant

    • C. 

      Vascular Tissue

    • D. 

      Vascular Plant

  • 11. 
    What magnitude did the largest recorded earthquake in the United States reach?
    • A. 

      6.5

    • B. 

      5.2

    • C. 

      9.2

    • D. 

      12.9

  • 12. 
    Humans have been around for what % of the Earth's history?
    • A. 

      15%

    • B. 

      2%

    • C. 

      0.00%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 13. 
    How many days a year is the sun invisible at the North Pole?
    • A. 

      204

    • B. 

      186

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      63

  • 14. 
    What is amber?
    • A. 

      Hardened Tree Sap

    • B. 

      Another Name For Gold

    • C. 

      A Type Of Sand

    • D. 

      A Type Of Rock

  • 15. 
    What is the imaginary line that runs from the North to the South Pole called?
    • A. 

      Pole

    • B. 

      Axis

    • C. 

      Model

    • D. 

      Hemisphere