- What is the name given to the geological time period of 363-290
million years ago during which coal measures were formed?
- Which is further north, the tropic of cancer or the tropic of
- What name is given to your angular distance on the Earth's surface
relative to the equator?
- Which landlocked Asian country is described as the world's 'highest
rubbish dump' because of all the refuse left behind by expeditions?
- What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
- When and where was the Mount Pinatubo eruption?
- What name is given to the layer of the atmosphere closest to the
surface of the Earth?
- What name is given to the Earth's single continent, which existed 250
million years ago?
- What component of CFCs causes destruction of ozone?
- Why is lead in petrol dangerous?
- What does a barometer measure?
- What is the basic chemical composition of malachite?
- What is the term for a fold of the Earth's crust in which the layers
of rock dip inwards?
- Which clouds only occur above 10,000 meters?
- What is the name of the organization which controls whaling?
- How large is the area seated within the project BioSphere 2?
- What kind of a person might study a podzol?
- Where might you find an aurora?
- Which gas in the atmosphere can be turned into fertilizer by some
- Which layer of the Earth is believed to be formed of molten iron and
- Which is the world's largest nature reserve?
- What is the collective noun for rhinoceri?
- What type of rock is formed by the rapid cooling of molten lava?
- What name is given to the rock formations used as a source of water?
- How long does it take for
the Earth to spin once on its axis?
- What is a very hard,
naturally-occurring mineral, of which ruby and sapphire are gem quality
- Which common mineral is
used to make casts, moulds, blackboard chalk and plaster of Paris?
- Corundum is a mineral
oxide of which metal?
Answers to Quiz #83 - Earth and Nature Trivia Quiz
- Tropic of Cancer.
- In erosion, particles of rock are transported away by wind or rain.
- In the Philippines, north of Manila, in 1991.
- It can affect the development of the nervous system, especially in
- Atmospheric pressure.
- Copper carbonate.
- The International Whaling Commission or IWC.
- 3.5 acres.
- A soil scientist.
- The polar skies.
- Outer core.
- Etosha Reserve in Namibia.
- One day.