Friday, December 23, 2011

Trivia Quiz #83 - Earth and Nature Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Nature, earth, and environment trivia quiz questions.
  1. What is the name given to the geological time period of 363-290
    million years ago during which coal measures were formed?
  2. Which is further north, the tropic of cancer or the tropic of
  3. What name is given to your angular distance on the Earth's surface
    relative to the equator?
  4. Which landlocked Asian country is described as the world's 'highest
    rubbish dump' because of all the refuse left behind by expeditions?
  5. What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
  6. When and where was the Mount Pinatubo eruption?
  7. What name is given to the layer of the atmosphere closest to the
    surface of the Earth?
  8. What name is given to the Earth's single continent, which existed 250
    million years ago?
  9. What component of CFCs causes destruction of ozone?
  10. Why is lead in petrol dangerous?
  11. What does a barometer measure?
  12. What is the basic chemical composition of malachite?
  13. What is the term for a fold of the Earth's crust in which the layers
    of rock dip inwards?
  14. Which clouds only occur above 10,000 meters?
  15. What is the name of the organization which controls whaling?
  16. How large is the area seated within the project BioSphere 2?
  17. What kind of a person might study a podzol?
  18. Where might you find an aurora?
  19. Which gas in the atmosphere can be turned into fertilizer by some
  20. Which layer of the Earth is believed to be formed of molten iron and
  21. Which is the world's largest nature reserve?
  22. What is the collective noun for rhinoceri?
  23. What type of rock is formed by the rapid cooling of molten lava?
  24. What name is given to the rock formations used as a source of water?
  25. How long does it take for
    the Earth to spin once on its axis?
  26. What is a very hard,
    naturally-occurring mineral, of which ruby and sapphire are gem quality
  27. Which common mineral is
    used to make casts, moulds, blackboard chalk and plaster of Paris?
  28. Corundum is a mineral
    oxide of which metal?

Answers to Quiz #83 - Earth and Nature Trivia Quiz

  1. Carboniferous.
  2. Tropic of Cancer.
  3. Latitude.
  4. Nepal.
  5. In erosion, particles of rock are transported away by wind or rain.
  6. In the Philippines, north of Manila, in 1991.
  7. Troposphere.
  8. Pangaea.
  9. Chlorine.
  10. It can affect the development of the nervous system, especially in
  11. Atmospheric pressure.
  12. Copper carbonate.
  13. Syncline.
  14. Cirrus.
  15. The International Whaling Commission or IWC.
  16. 3.5 acres.
  17. A soil scientist.
  18. The polar skies.
  19. Nitrogen.
  20. Outer core.
  21. Etosha Reserve in Namibia.
  22. Crash.
  23. Obsidian.
  24. Aquifers.
  25. One day.
  26. Corundum.
  27. Gypsum.
  28. Aluminum.