Earth Science MCQs (Part 4 of 21)

  1. To determine whether a rock have been worn away by a glacier, look for

    1. cracks in the rock

    2. scratches in the rock

    3. soil packed rocks nearby

    4. rocks that are smooth

    Answer: b

  2. A person should observe a solar eclipse

    1. through a frosted glass

    2. through a darkened negative film

    3. through a clear glass

    4. with the naked eye

    Answer: b

  3. Which rock is formed by the cooling of molten rock?

    1. granite

    2. limestone

    3. sandstone

    4. shale

    Answer: a

  4. Which of the following weathers most slowly

    1. marble

    2. slate

    3. iron

    4. granite

    Answer: a

  5. Which rock crumbles most easily?

    1. shale

    2. marble

    3. lime-stone

    4. quartz

    Answer: a

  6. The moon revolves around the earth about once each

    1. day

    2. year

    3. week

    4. month

    Answer: d

  7. An earthquake is recorded by a

    1. spectroscope

    2. seismograph

    3. thennometer

    4. barometer

    Answer: b

  8. Coal was formed in la. Rge amounts when the climate was

    1. hot and dry

    2. cold and dry

    3. warm and moist

    4. cool and moist

    Answer: a

  9. A girl observes that on December 21 at 12 o'clock noon a flag-pole outside his home casts no shadow. Her home must be near the latitude line known as the

    1. Tropic of Capric om

    2. Equator

    3. Antarctic Circle

    4. Tropic of Cancer

    Answer: a

  10. The time required for light from the moon to reach the earth is about alart

    1. day

    2. hour

    3. minute

    4. second

    Answer: d