35+ Earth Trivia Questions

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What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
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What is the science of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth called?
Geology
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What is energy from the internal heat of the Earth called?
Geothermal
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The average rain drop falls at a rate of how many feet per second?
21
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What is the calm center part of a hurricane called?
Eye
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What are the seasonal rains that occur in southeast Asia called?
Monsoon
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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 release of water vapor from plants called?
Transpiration
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78% of the earth's atmosphere is composed of which gas?
Nitrogen
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What is a person called who specializes in the physical structure and process of the earth?
Geologist
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What is the name of the submerged fringe of a continent?
Continental Shelf
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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 mounds of sand that have been windblown called?
Dunes
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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 the height of the sea's surface generally called?
Sea Level
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What is the formal name for climate studies?
Climatology
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A very fast white water cascade is also known as what?
Falls
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What is the imaginary line that runs from the North to the South Pole called?
Axis
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Where is the deepest land gorge on Earth?
Grand Canyon
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What scientist purposed the theory of continental drift?
Alfred Wegener
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What is the study of plant life called?
Botany
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What is a plant with no internal system of tube like structures called?
Nonvascular Plant
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What happens to the pressure of water as depth under the water increases?
It Increases
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What disaster is a combo of downdrafts and updrafts?
Tornado
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Earth Trivia

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