17+ Earth Trivia Questions and Answers

The big blue ball floating across the solar system— Earth. We call this planet home, but how much of our home do we know about? Test your knowledge about our planet with this Earth trivia collection.

Earth Trivia

The vast majority of this space we live in is filled with questions we don’t know the answer to yet. But the things that we do know continue to fascinate us. Check out this list of earth trivia and answers that could bring your wonder about our awesome planet back once more. Try taking the quiz and see how many answers you get right!

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Earth Trivia Questions and Answers

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What is the only sea on Earth with no coastline?▶ Sargasso Sea
In what month is the Earth closest to the sun?▶ January
What is the world’s largest ocean?▶ The Pacific Ocean
What’s the top layer of the earth’s surface called?▶ Crust
How much of the earth’s surface is water mass? ▶ 71%
What’s the biggest reef system in the world? ▶ Great Barrier Reef
What month does Earth Day happen?▶ April
What united nations arm is in charge of environmental protection?▶ The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
How hot is the earth’s core?▶ More than 9,300 F
What sub-sector of earth science studies earthquakes?▶ Seismology
What’s the average distance between the earth and the sun?▶ 150.99 million km
What is the second most abundant element in the earth’s atmosphere?▶ Oxygen
What is the name of the phenomenon when the magnetosphere in the Northern Hemisphere is disturbed by the solar wind resulting in a natural light display?▶ Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
Stratus, Cirrus and Cumulus are types of what?▶ Clouds
What common expression is used to refer to the horseshoe shaped zone found along the Pacific rim where approximately 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur?▶ Ring of Fire
What is the most abundant element in the earth’s atmosphere?▶ Nitrogen
Which is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust?▶ Aluminum

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.

His friends call him the Question Master.

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