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Trivia Quiz - Earth Quiz

A quiz on the place we all call home.

Quiz Number: 5117
Date Submitted: September 13, 2013
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 43.9 percent
Times Taken: 28 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Earth Quiz

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1. Approximately how old is the Earth?
  A.   6,000,000 years
  B.   4.5 billion years
  C.   6 billion years
  D.   10 trillion years

2. How many planets of the solar system are larger than Earth?
  A.   3
  B.   4
  C.   5
  D.   6

3. What percentage of the Earth is covered by water?
  A.   60%
  B.   65%
  C.   71%
  D.   76%

4. What is the most common element contained in the Earth?
  A.   iron
  B.   oxygen
  C.   silicon
  D.   magnesium

5. At what speed is the Earth orbiting the Sun?
  A.   9m/s or 15 km/s
  B.   37m/s or 60km/h
  C.   19m/s or 29 km/s
  D.   1.4m/s or 2km/s

6. When compared to the Sun, the Earth has an axial tilt of how many degrees?
  A.   13.5
  B.   20.5
  C.   23.5
  D.   33.5

7. As of September, 2013 approximately how many people were calling Earth home?
  A.   5 billion
  B.   6 billion
  C.   7 billion
  D.   8 billion

8. What is the approximate diameter of the Earth?
  A.   4000 miles or 6500 kilometres
  B.   8000 miles or 13000 kilometres
  C.   12000 miles or 19,5000 kilometres
  D.   16000 miles or 26000 kilometres

9. Our Earth has an atmosphere that sustains life. What is the atmosphere's most common component?
  A.   oxygen
  B.   hydrogen
  C.   carbon dioxide
  D.   nitrogen

10. What is the circumference of the Earth?
  A.   6200 miles or 10000 kilometres
  B.   12500 miles or 20000 kilometres
  C.   18500 or 30000 kilometres
  D.   25000 miles or 40000 kilometres®   

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