35+ Earth Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What is the study of plant life called?
Botany
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What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
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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 season is between winter and summer?
Spring
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What is the process that removes salt from sea water?
Desalination
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A very fast white water cascade is also known as what?
Falls
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What is magma, which has surfaced through a volcanic eruption?
Lava
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What is a plant with no internal system of tube like structures called?
Nonvascular Plant
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What is the full name for CFCs?
Chlorofluorocarbons
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What is the release of water vapor from plants called?
Transpiration
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What scientist purposed the theory of continental drift?
Alfred Wegener
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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 fuels were formed from the decayed remains of plants and animals?
Fossil Fuels
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What is the tendency of Earth's rotation to turn winds called?
Coriolis Effect
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What layer in the atmosphere is responsible for filtering out solar radiation?
Ozone Layer
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What are the seasonal rains that occur in southeast Asia called?
Monsoon
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Which age is known as the "Age of Fish"?
Paleozoic Era
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What type of rock is coal?
Sedimentary Rock
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What is a scientist who specializes in soil and crops called?
Agronomist
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What is another name for fossilized resin?
Amber
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What is the energy released from the sun called?
Solar Radiation
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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 does the Saffir-Simpson scale measure?
Intensity Of Hurricanes
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What is the science of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth called?
Geology
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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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