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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Earth Science Questions

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Grade 9 Historical Geology
The Permian Period is in what Era?
  1. Precambrian
  2. Paleozoic
  3. Mesozoic
  4. Cenozoic
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Solar Energy is an example of what?
  1. Non-renewable Energy
  2. Geothermal Energy
  3. Biotic Factor
  4. Renewable Energy
Grade 9 Tectonics
The fastest-moving seismic waves produced by an earthquake are called
  1. P waves
  2. S waves
  3. Rayleigh waves
  4. surface waves
Grade 9 Tectonics
Energy waves that produce an earthquake begin at which location on or within Earth?
  1. the epicenter
  2. the seismic gap
  3. the focus
  4. the shadow zone
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Grade 9 Environmental Science
All of the following are ways to fight global warming EXCEPT:
  1. preserve forests
  2. conserve energy
  3. increase use of fossil fuels
  4. develop sustainable energy sources
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Environmental Science
A renewable energy source from the power of water is called what?
  1. Geothermal
  2. Solar
  3. Hydroelectricity
  4. Radiant
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Coal is a byproduct of what?
  1. Diamonds
  2. Carbonized Plant Matter
  3. Decayed sea life
  4. Evaporites
Grade 9 Environmental Science
What is the act of digging and excavating minerals called?
  1. Sustainable Agriculture
  2. Mining
  3. Sifting
  4. Eroding
Grade 9 Environmental Science
The impact of a person on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain the use of natural resources.
  1. cost-benefit analysis
  2. ecological footprint
  3. law of supply and demand
  4. risk assessment
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which of the following is the study of environmental science?
  1. interactions between living organisms and their environment
  2. impact of humans on the environment
  3. interactions between organisms
  4. all of the above
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Is capable of breaking down through a natural process
  1. non-biodegradable
  2. biodegradable
  3. renewable resource
  4. resource depletion
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