The Big Quiz On Earth Science

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

Over the next months, before it is time to take up the big quiz, it is important to ensure that you have everything that you learned this year on the lockdown. Do you feel you like are ready to tackle it or do you need some revision material? Test out the answer you just gave by taking up the quiz below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where do hurricanes form?
    • A. 

      On Lakes

    • B. 

      Over The Ocean

    • C. 

      On Land

    • D. 

      On Islands

  • 2. 
    What event can cause much damage from the shaking of the Earth's crust?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Tornado

    • C. 

      Thunderstorm

    • D. 

      Earthquake

  • 3. 
    What is the opening that spews out lava called?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Volcano

    • C. 

      Crater

    • D. 

      Tornado

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a natural resource?
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Books

    • D. 

      Pencils

  • 5. 
    What is the top layer of the soil called?
    • A. 

      Strata

    • B. 

      Dirt

    • C. 

      Topsoil

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 6. 
    Which of these is a soil that is better to grow plants in?
    • A. 

      Loam

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Clay

    • D. 

      Rocks

  • 7. 
    What is the hard, dark substance found in the ground that is mined for fuel?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Granite

    • C. 

      Fossils

    • D. 

      Limestone

  • 8. 
    What substance can layers of decayed plants form over time?
    • A. 

      Peat

    • B. 

      Lava

    • C. 

      Granite

    • D. 

      Water

  • 9. 
    Which of these types of pollution occurs naturally?
    • A. 

      Exhaust

    • B. 

      Sewage

    • C. 

      Volcanic Ash

    • D. 

      Smog

  • 10. 
    What are mounds of sand that have been windblown called?
    • A. 

      Mountains

    • B. 

      Dunes

    • C. 

      Waves

    • D. 

      Hills

  • 11. 
    What famous volcano erupted in 1980 after many years of dormancy?
    • A. 

      Mount St. Helens

    • B. 

      Krakatoa

    • C. 

      Mt Fuji

    • D. 

      Mt Hood

  • 12. 
    What destructive event can happen when it rains for a long period of time?
    • A. 

      Blasting

    • B. 

      Eruption

    • C. 

      Drought

    • D. 

      Flood

  • 13. 
    What word means "the shakes that come after the earthquakes"?
    • A. 

      Aftershocks

    • B. 

      Shatters

    • C. 

      Earthshakes

    • D. 

      Little Earthquakes

  • 14. 
    What happens when hot and cold water meet?
    • A. 

      The Hot Water Floats On Top

    • B. 

      The Cold Water Floats On Top

    • C. 

      The Two Mix Equally

    • D. 

      The Hot Water Disappears

  • 15. 
    What are the pilots who guide ship captains to docking areas safely called?
    • A. 

      Harbor Pilots

    • B. 

      Sun Pilots

    • C. 

      Ship Pilots

    • D. 

      Moon Pilots

  • 16. 
    What activity allows humans to go underwater with oxygen tanks and a wetsuit?
    • A. 

      Scuba Diving

    • B. 

      Snorkeling

    • C. 

      Plundering

    • D. 

      Skiing

  • 17. 
    What happens to the pressure of water as depth under the water increases?
    • A. 

      It Increases

    • B. 

      It Doesn't Exist

    • C. 

      It Decreases

    • D. 

      It Stays The Same

  • 18. 
    What polluting material can choke an animal by getting caught around its neck?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Tin Can

    • C. 

      Acid

    • D. 

      Plastic Rings

  • 19. 
    Which of these was one of the original universal elements?
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Garbage

    • D. 

      Air

  • 20. 
    Deep trenches such as the Grand Canyon were formed by what process?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Schism

    • D. 

      Volcanic Action