35+ Earth Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What season is between winter and summer?
Spring
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What is the tendency of Earth's rotation to turn winds called?
Coriolis Effect
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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 full name for CFCs?
Chlorofluorocarbons
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Approximately what fraction of the Earth's air is made up of oxygen?
One-Fifth
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What are the fastest and strongest global winds called?
Jet Streams
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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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78% of the earth's atmosphere is composed of which gas?
Nitrogen
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What is the science of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth called?
Geology
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What layer of the Earth is right below the crust?
Mantle
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When a meander is cut off, what is formed?
Oxbow Lake
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What is molten rock beneath the surface of the earth called?
Magma
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What type of clouds surround the eye of a hurricane?
Wall Clouds
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What type of scientist studies microscopic plants and animals?
Microbiologist
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What layer in the atmosphere is responsible for filtering out solar radiation?
Ozone Layer
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In what modern-day country did the dog called the Rhodesian Ridgeback originate?
South Africa
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A very fast white water cascade is also known as what?
Falls
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What name is given to 23.5 degrees north latitude?
Tropic Of Cancer
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What type of rock is coal?
Sedimentary Rock
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What event is caused by radiation hitting the Earth's atmosphere?
Northern Lights
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What is energy from the internal heat of the Earth called?
Geothermal
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What is the current era in the geologic time scale?
Cenozoic Era
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Deep trenches such as the Grand Canyon were formed by what process?
Erosion
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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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