Quiz On Earth Science! Trivia Test

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Are you ready for an Earth science trivia test? Earth is one of the most interesting planets in our solar system for many reasons, including the fact that it supports life. Did you know that nitrogen gas fills about seventy-eight percent of Earth's atmosphere, but oxygen is most abundant in rocks in the Earth's crust? The quiz below will not only test you about solid Earth, its waters, and the air that envelops it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an underwater boat with its own power and air supply called?
    • A. 

      Bathis

    • B. 

      Under Boat

    • C. 

      Subber

    • D. 

      Bathyscaphe

  • 2. 
    What were water mills used for in the 1700s in Europe?
    • A. 

      To Make Water

    • B. 

      To Dilute Water

    • C. 

      To Grow Crops

    • D. 

      To Grind Grain

  • 3. 
    What rock was used for navigation by the ancient Chinese people?
    • A. 

      Quartz

    • B. 

      Granite

    • C. 

      Lava Rock

    • D. 

      Magnetite

  • 4. 
    Approximately what fraction of the Earth's air is made up of oxygen?
    • A. 

      All Of It

    • B. 

      One-Fifth

    • C. 

      Four-Fifths

    • D. 

      One-Half

  • 5. 
    What happens to the air pressure as we increase our altitude?
    • A. 

      Air Pressure Is Higher

    • B. 

      Air Pressure Is Lower

    • C. 

      It Disappears

    • D. 

      No Change

  • 6. 
    What event is caused by radiation hitting the Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Northern Lights

    • B. 

      Column

    • C. 

      Cloud Cover

    • D. 

      Rainbow

  • 7. 
    What layer of the Earth's atmosphere contains the ozone layer?
    • A. 

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Ionosphere

  • 8. 
    What is the trapping of the sun's solar energy and radiation called?
    • A. 

      Solar Wind

    • B. 

      Greenhouse Effect

    • C. 

      Sunburn

    • D. 

      Solar Trapping

  • 9. 
    What instrument do you use to measure wind speed?
    • A. 

      Barometer

    • B. 

      Anemometer

    • C. 

      Hygrometer

    • D. 

      Thermometer

  • 10. 
    Which of these types of energy is cleanest and causes the least pollution?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Gasoline

    • D. 

      Natural Gas

  • 11. 
    What forms when water condenses in the Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Puddles

    • B. 

      Rainbows

    • C. 

      Clouds

    • D. 

      Slides

  • 12. 
    What is the repeating cycle of precipitation, condensation, and evaporation called?
    • A. 

      Winter

    • B. 

      Water Cycle

    • C. 

      Earth Cycle

    • D. 

      Rain Cycle

  • 13. 
    What type of clouds is thick and puffy and can sometimes turn into thunderstorms?
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Marshmallow

    • C. 

      Stratus

    • D. 

      Cirrus

  • 14. 
    What is the area on one side of a mountain that receives little rain called?
    • A. 

      Rain Depot

    • B. 

      Lacking

    • C. 

      Subrain

    • D. 

      Rain Shadow

  • 15. 
    What is the calm center part of a hurricane called?
    • A. 

      It

    • B. 

      NOAA

    • C. 

      Eye

    • D. 

      Smash

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