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									          Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science         #1            Topic   E - Earth Science         #2

 What does the term “GMT” mean?                 Are Europe and North America drifting
                                                   closer together or further apart?
        A. Greenwich Mean Time
        B. General Managed Time                                  Choose:
        C. Golden McNugget Time                          A. Closer OR B. Further




          Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science         #3            Topic   E - Earth Science         #4

        Which is the largest body of                      Which does not belong?
             water on Earth?
                                                                 A. Shale
             A. Pacific Ocean                                    B. Basalt
            B. Atlantic Ocean                                  C. Sandstone
                                                               D. Limestone




          Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science         #5            Topic   E - Earth Science         #6

Mammoth Caves in Kentucky is the                    There are about 9 million cubic
 longest cave system in the world.                      miles of ice on Earth.
          How long is it?                            Where is most of it located?

                 A. 400 km                                  A. the North pole
                 B. 480 km                                  B. the South pole
                 C. 550 km




                                       T. Trimpe 2001
         Daily Science Trivia                         Daily Science Trivia
Topic   E - Earth Science       #7          Topic   E - Earth Science            #8

 Olympus Mons is a volcano almost          What percent of the world’s population
three times as tall as Mount Everest.            live in the United States?
         Where is it found?
                                              A. 6%     B. 12% C. 18% D. 24%
                A. Earth
                B. Mars
                C. Venus




         Daily Science Trivia                         Daily Science Trivia
Topic   E - Earth Science       #9          Topic   E - Earth Science            # 10

Is Earth the second, third, or fourth                 Which formation in a
        planet from the sun?                        cave rises from the floor?

                 Choose:                                 A. Stalagmites
                 A. 2nd                                  B. Stalactites
                 B. 3rd
                 C. 4th




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Topic   E - Earth Science       # 11        Topic   E - Earth Science            # 12

  When magma cools and hardens,                    Which is the deepest ocean?
   what type of rock does it form?
                                                       A. Atlantic Ocean
           A. Igneous rock                             B. Indian Ocean
         B. Sedimentary rock                            C. Arctic Ocean
         C. Metamorphic rock                           D. Pacific Ocean




                                  T. Trimpe 2001
          Daily Science Trivia                          Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science       # 13          Topic   E - Earth Science       # 14

    Which of the following is the               Which of the following is classified
      longest river on Earth?                        as metamorphic rock?

               A. Mississippi                                  A. Basalt
                  B. Nile                                      B. Marble
                C. Amazon                                      C. Shale




          Daily Science Trivia                          Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science       # 15          Topic   E - Earth Science       # 16

   How long does it take the light             Which of the following is the highest
     from the sun to reach us?                        mountain on Earth?

               A.   2 minutes                        A. Mauna Kea (Hawaii)
              B.    6 minutes                     B. Mount Everest (Nepal/Tibet)
              C.    8 minutes                       C. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
              D.    10 minutes




          Daily Science Trivia                          Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science       # 17          Topic   E - Earth Science       # 18

              Which is larger?                Complete this statement: The moon is
                                                  ________ the size of Earth.
             A. Pacific Ocean
            B. Atlantic Ocean                                    A. 1/8
           C. Continent of Asia                                  B. 1/4
        D. Continent of Antarctica                               C. 1/2




                                     T. Trimpe 2001
          Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science        # 19           Topic   E - Earth Science       # 20

        How many degrees does the                Two times during the year, the sun is
          Earth turn in one day?                       directly over the equator.
                                                          What is this called?
    A. 90o        B. 180o    C. 360o
                                                                A. Equinox
                                                                B. Solstice




          Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science        # 21           Topic   E - Earth Science       # 22

 Which of the following is the longest           What percent of the people on Earth
     mountain range on Earth?                        live north of the Equator?

    A. Andes (in South America)                     A. 40%        B. 60%      C. 80%
    B. Rockies (in North America)
C. Great Dividing Range (in Australia)




          Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic    E - Earth Science        # 23           Topic   E - Earth Science       # 24

  As mountains get older, mountains             In April, Daylight Savings Time begins.
 gradually change shape. How much                  What will we do with our clocks?
does a mountain lose every 1000 years?
                                                    A. Set our clocks ahead 1 hour
               A. 3.5 inches                          B. Set them behind 1 hour
                 B. 1 foot
                 C. 1 mile




                                       T. Trimpe 2001
         Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic   E - Earth Science         # 25         Topic    E - Earth Science         # 26

 Which of the following is the oldest         On a map, what are the lines that run
    mountain range on Earth?                     parallel to the equator called?

   A. Rockies (in North America)                          A. Lines of longitude
   B. Andes (in South America)                            B. Lines of latitude
    C. Highlands (in Scotland)




         Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic   E - Earth Science         # 27         Topic    E - Earth Science         # 28

 If it is 2:00 pm in Chicago, Illinois,                 Which term best describes
            what time is it in                        the climate of North America?
         Los Angeles, California?
                                                               A. Tropical
               A. 11:00 am                                      B. Polar
                 B. Noon                                      C. Temperate
               C. 1:00 pm
               D. 2:00 pm




         Daily Science Trivia                            Daily Science Trivia
Topic   E - Earth Science         # 29         Topic    E - Earth Science         # 30

Which term best describes Antarctica?           Which of the following is the most
                                                   recent era of geologic time?
                A. Desert
                B. Tundra                                      A. Mesozoic
                C. Prairie                                     B. Paleozoic
                                                               C. Cenozoic




                                     T. Trimpe 2001
         Daily Science Trivia                          Daily Science Trivia
Topic   E - Earth Science         # 31        Topic   E - Earth Science          # 32

           What do the letters                        Who is credited with the
          “U.S.G.S.” represent?                        plate tectonic theory?

  A. United States Geological Survey                       A. Harry Hess
B. United States Geographical Society                    B. Alfred Wegener
C. United States Group for Seismology                    C. Albert Einstein




         Daily Science Trivia                          Daily Science Trivia
Topic   E - Earth Science         # 33        Topic   E - Earth Science          # 34

   During which era did dinosaurs              What is the name of the strike-slip
          roam the land?                           fault line involved in the
                                                 October 17, 1989 earthquake
               A. Paleozoic                       at Santa Cruz, California?
               B. Mesozoic
               C. Cenozoic                                 A. Californian
                                                           B. San Andreas
                                                           C. New Madrid




         Daily Science Trivia
Topic   E - Earth Science         # 35

    What is the name for seismic
          sea waves caused
   by earthquakes and volcanoes?

            A. Richter wave
              B. Tsunami
           C. Mercalli waves




                                    T. Trimpe 2001

								
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