35+ Earth Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What is the science of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth called?
Geology
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In what modern-day country did the dog called the Rhodesian Ridgeback originate?
South Africa
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What acidic precipitation occurs when sulfur dioxides build up in the clouds?
Acid Rain
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What type of clouds surround the eye of a hurricane?
Wall Clouds
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What scientist purposed the theory of continental drift?
Alfred Wegener
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What happens to the pressure of water as depth under the water increases?
It Increases
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What process helps to break down rocks by wind, air or rain?
Physical Weathering
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The average rain drop falls at a rate of how many feet per second?
21
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What type of satellites are always in the same spot in Earth's orbit?
Geostationary Satellites
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What is the study of plant life called?
Botany
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What is the very bottom soil horizon called?
Bedrock
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What event is caused by radiation hitting the Earth's atmosphere?
Northern Lights
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What are the seasonal rains that occur in southeast Asia called?
Monsoon
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What is the name given to a fossil that best defines a rock layer's age?
Index Fossil
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What does Earth do to cause night and day?
Rotates
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What does the Saffir-Simpson scale measure?
Intensity Of Hurricanes
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What are mounds of sand that have been windblown called?
Dunes
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What is the name of the submerged fringe of a continent?
Continental Shelf
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What is energy from the internal heat of the Earth called?
Geothermal
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What instrument do you use to measure wind speed?
Anemometer
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What is the calm center part of a hurricane called?
Eye
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What sort of storm is shaped like a funnel and is very destructive when it touches down?
Tornado
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What is a plant with no internal system of tube like structures called?
Nonvascular Plant
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What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
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Earth Trivia

Did you know that the earth is almost a sphere? Or that it’s mostly made up of iron, oxygen, and silicon? Or even that 70% of its surface is covered in water? These earth trivia questions and answers will uncover the gaps in your knowledge when it comes to the third planet from the sun.

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