35+ Earth Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What word means "the shakes that come after the earthquakes"?
Aftershocks
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What is the release of water vapor from plants called?
Transpiration
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What type of rock is coal?
Sedimentary Rock
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What is the imaginary line that runs from the North to the South Pole called?
Axis
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What is the wearing away of parts of the Earth by water or wind called?
Erosion
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What are the seasonal rains that occur in southeast Asia called?
Monsoon
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What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
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A phytotoxin is a poison produced from what?
Plants
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What is magma, which has surfaced through a volcanic eruption?
Lava
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What is the calm center part of a hurricane called?
Eye
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What are mounds of sand that have been windblown called?
Dunes
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What name was given to the west wind by the Greeks?
Zephyrus
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What process helps to break down rocks by wind, air or rain?
Physical Weathering
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What are the broken-off pieces of glaciers that make it to the open sea called?
Icebergs
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What is energy from the internal heat of the Earth called?
Geothermal
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What layer of the Earth is right below the crust?
Mantle
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What does the Saffir-Simpson scale measure?
Intensity Of Hurricanes
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A very fast white water cascade is also known as what?
Falls
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What type of scientist studies microscopic plants and animals?
Microbiologist
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What element is a diamond composed of?
Carbon
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What is the very bottom soil horizon called?
Bedrock
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78% of the earth's atmosphere is composed of which gas?
Nitrogen
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What ongoing process allows water to be constantly recycled?
Water Cycle
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What is the current era in the geologic time scale?
Cenozoic Era
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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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