GEOGRAPHY TRIVIA - PAGE TWO

1. How many planets are in our solar system?

2. What is the largest planet in our solar system?

3. In size among the planets of our solar system where does the Earth rank?

4. What two planets in our solar systm do not have moons?

5. About how many million miles is the earth from the sun?

6. Earth is the _____ planet from the sun. (A) 5th (B) 3rd (C) 7th (D) 17th

7. What are the only planets closer to the sun than the earth?

8. Geographers divide the earth into seven large landmasses called ____.

9. About what percentage of the earth's surface is water? (A) 70 (B) 30 (C) 50 (D) 90

10. Oceans, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water make up a part of the earth called the _______.

11. About what percentage of the earth's surface is land? (A) 70 (B) 30 (C) 50 (D) 10

12. Land makes up a part of the earth called the _____.

13. The atmosphere of the earth extends about _____ miles above the earth. (A) 500 (B) 750 (C) 1000 (D) 20

14. About 78 percent of the earth's atmosphere is made up of what?

15. The part of the earth where life is found is called the _____.

16. The inside of the earth is composed of three layers - the core, the ______ and the crust.

17. Folds are bends in layers of rock. Such bends occur when the moving plates squeeze the earth's surface until it buckles. Another name for these folds are:______ (A) focus (B) fault (C) frewert (D) diasphere

18. Earthquakes occur most frequently where different ____ meet one another. (A) plates (B) oceans (C) mountains (D) continents

19. Geologists call the area of earthquake and volcano activity near the Pacific Ocean the _____________.

20. The process that breaks down rocks is called _______. (A) weathering (B) erosion (C) glaciers (D) environmental ruptures

21. The wearing away of the earth's surface is called ____. (A) weathering (B) erosion (C) glaciers (D) environmental ruptures.

22. What are large bodies of ice that move across the earth's surface?

23. What are the natural features of the earth's land surfaces called?

24. The diameter of the earth at the Equator is about _____ miles. (A) 8,000 (B) 4,000 (C) 2,000 (D) 1,000

25. What two continents are entirely in the Western Hemisphere?

26. What is the largest continent?

27. What is the smallest continent?

28. What is a narrow piece of land that connects two large landmasses called?

29. What are bodies of dust and frozen gases outside our atmosphere called? They resemble bright balls with long tails.

30. The average height of the earth's land is about ____ feet above sea level. (A) 8,000 (B) 5,300 (C) 2,800 (D) 500

31. The lowest point on the earth is the shore of the _____ Sea.

32. The lowest point on the earth is _____ feet below sea level. (A) 12,450 (B) 1,312 (C) 7,879 (D) 25,982

33. The average depth of the earth's oceans is about _____ feet. (A) 35,800 (B) 12,450 (C) 15,800 (D) 5,800

34. The deepest part of the ocean is the ____Trench.

35. The deepest part of the ocean is about _____ feet deep. (A) 35,800 (B) 25,800 (C) 15,800 (D) 5,800

36. The ____ Mountains serve as a natural boundary between Europe and Asia.

37. What are the four major kinds of landforms on earth?

38. A ____ is higher than the surrounding land and has at least one steep side, called a cliff. This sometimes called a tableland.

39. ____ are flat or gently rolling lands.

40. What is a piece of land that extends outward from a continent that is almost surrounded by water is called?

41. An _____ is any body of land smaller than a continent that is completely surrounded by water.

42. What is a group of islands called?

43. What is a shallow area near the coast of a continent called?

44. What are underwater mountains with steep sides that rise above the ocean floor are called?

45. About 70 percent of the earth's surface is water - almost all of it salt water. This large, continuous body of salt water is generally divided into ______ oceans.

46. Name the oceans of earth.

47. The largest ocean on earth is the ______ Ocean.

48. Bodies of salt water that are smaller than oceans are called gulfs, bays and _______.

49. What percent of the earth's water is found in oceans?

50. What is water that lies beneath the earth's surface and supplies wells and springs is called?

51. What percent of the earth's water supply is fresh water?

52. Rivers and lakes contain far less than ___ percent of the earth's water.

53. What is the regular movement of water from ocean to air to ground to ocean called?

54. What is the changing of water into vapor or gas is called?

55. What are elemets from the earth that are not made by people but can be used by them called?

56. What are resources that replace themselves naturally or if people can grow or raise continuous supplies of them called?

57. What are resources that can never be replaced called?

58. What are resources or goods brought into one country from another called?

59. What are resources of goods sent from one country to another called?


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