35+ Earth Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What process helps to break down rocks by wind, air or rain?
Physical Weathering
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What happens to the pressure of water as depth under the water increases?
It Increases
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What type of scientist studies microscopic plants and animals?
Microbiologist
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What are the seasonal rains that occur in southeast Asia called?
Monsoon
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Approximately what fraction of the Earth's air is made up of oxygen?
One-Fifth
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What is a scientist who specializes in soil and crops called?
Agronomist
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What are the fastest and strongest global winds called?
Jet Streams
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What ongoing process allows water to be constantly recycled?
Water Cycle
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What name is given to 23.5 degrees north latitude?
Tropic Of Cancer
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What is the trapping of the sun's solar energy and radiation called?
Greenhouse Effect
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What is the full name for CFCs?
Chlorofluorocarbons
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What substance, added to fog, makes smog?
Smoke
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What scientist purposed the theory of continental drift?
Alfred Wegener
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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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In what modern-day country did the dog called the Rhodesian Ridgeback originate?
South Africa
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What is molten rock beneath the surface of the earth called?
Magma
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What is the height of the sea's surface generally called?
Sea Level
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Which age is known as the "Age of Fish"?
Paleozoic Era
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What event is caused by radiation hitting the Earth's atmosphere?
Northern Lights
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What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
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What type of clouds surround the eye of a hurricane?
Wall Clouds
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What element is a diamond composed of?
Carbon
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What is the calm center part of a hurricane called?
Eye
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When a meander is cut off, what is formed?
Oxbow Lake
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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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