Science Final Review Quiz For Ninth Grade

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9th Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

Earth and space science. Not honors level. Around 50 questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a fossil?
    • A. 

      A naturally preserved evidense of past life

    • B. 

      A rock

    • C. 

      A piece of plastic

  • 2. 
    The three conditions for fossils to form are __________, __________, and ___________.
  • 3. 
    Please explain the following fossil types: Petrified remains, carbonaceous films, molds and casts, original remains and trace fossils
  • 4. 
    The two possible explinations for the extinction of dinosaurs are _________ and _________.
  • 5. 
    What are the three major subdivisons of geologic time?
    • A. 

      Epoch, century and decade

    • B. 

      Eon, eterny and mellenium

    • C. 

      Era, period and epoch

  • 6. 
    The geologic time periods with dinosours are __________, _________, and ___________.
  • 7. 
    What is an example for the chemical weathering process?
    • A. 

      Frost wedging

    • B. 

      Sink holes

    • C. 

      Abrasion

  • 8. 
    An example for mechanical weathering process?
    • A. 

      Sink holes

    • B. 

      Frost wedging

    • C. 

      Abrasion

  • 9. 
    What is caused by a generation of electricity?
    • A. 

      Pot holes

    • B. 

      Stalagtites

    • C. 

      Acid rain

  • 10. 
    What is burned to produce steam for an electric generator to make acid rain?
    • A. 

      Fossils

    • B. 

      Carbon

    • C. 

      Sulfur

    • D. 

      Coal

  • 11. 
    How do caves form?
  • 12. 
    What acid causes caves to form?
    • A. 

      Sulfuric

    • B. 

      Carbonic

    • C. 

      Toxic

  • 13. 
    What are narrow bands of storng wind in the upper levels of the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Currents

    • B. 

      Convection currents

    • C. 

      Jet streams

  • 14. 
    Which side does the high and low pressure go on for land breezes. Sea breezes?
    • A. 

      Land- high on right, low on left Sea- low on right, high on left

    • B. 

      Land-high on left, low on right Sea- high on right, low on left

    • C. 

      Land- high on right, low on left Sea- same

  • 15. 
    What is the first step in causeing a tropical storm?
    • A. 

      Volcano eruption

    • B. 

      Wind storms

    • C. 

      Tropical depression

  • 16. 
    What begins at the ocean floor and slopes gently down? (600 ft. deep) 
    • A. 

      Continental slope

    • B. 

      Continental shelf

    • C. 

      Abyssal plain

    • D. 

      Guyot

  • 17. 
    What is a broad, flat portion of the ocean that reacehs depths of 4000 meters?
    • A. 

      Continental slope

    • B. 

      Abyssal plain

    • C. 

      Continental rise

    • D. 

      Guyot

    • E. 

      Continental shelf

  • 18. 
    What is an underwater volcano called?
    • A. 

      Continental rise

    • B. 

      Guyot

    • C. 

      Abyssal plain

    • D. 

      Continental slope

    • E. 

      Continental shelf

  • 19. 
    What begins at the end of the cont. shelf, goes down steeply to the flat part of the ocean and is 200-400 meters deep?
    • A. 

      Abyssal plain

    • B. 

      Continental slope

    • C. 

      Guyot

    • D. 

      Continental rise

    • E. 

      Continental shelf

  • 20. 
    List the seven electromagnetic radiations: ______, _____, _______, _______, and ________.
  • 21. 
    What is a collection of gas and dust floating in space?
    • A. 

      Star

    • B. 

      Galaxy

    • C. 

      Nebula

    • D. 

      Comet

  • 22. 
    What do space probes do?
    • A. 

      Take people to space

    • B. 

      Study other planets

    • C. 

      Keep our planet safe

  • 23. 
    Mercury was a ____ man space mission.
  • 24. 
    Apollo was a _____ man space project.
  • 25. 
    Gemini was a ___ man space project.
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