LAYERS of the Earth Quiz
  • 1. The coolest layer of the earth is the
A) mantle
B) crust
C) inner core
D) outer core
  • 2. The core is made mostly of
A) copper and magnesium
B) oxygen and silica
C) nitrogen
D) iron and nickel
  • 3. The mantle has the largest mass of any of the layers
A) False
B) True
  • 4. An egg shell is a good model of the crust because
A) It's solid
B) it can be cracked into pieces like plates
C) All of the choices
D) it covers the outer surface of the egg
  • 5. The only difference between the inner and outer core is the temperature
A) True
B) False
  • 6. Scientists have never been able to actually see the mantle or core of the earth
A) False
B) True
  • 7. The muck lab (when we made "ooblek" was to represent the earth's
A) mess
B) mantle
C) inner core
D) crust
  • 8. The crust is also called the
A) atmosphere
B) hydrosphere
C) lithosphere
D) biosphere
  • 9. The inner core is the hottest layer of the earth
A) false
B) true
  • 10. The two types of crust are:
A) outer and inner
B) hard and soft
C) oceanic and continental
D) mountain and ocean
  • 11. Located just below the mantle and believed to be composed of liquid iron and nickel
A) outer core
B) crust
C) mantle
D) inner core
  • 12. The only fully liquid layer of the earth
A) inner core
B) mantle
C) outer core
D) crust
  • 13. As you go deeper into the earth's layers what happens to the temperature?
A) it stays the same
B) ite gets cooler
C) it gets hotter
  • 14. If the earth's core was cold, the mantle would become solid rock.
A) false
B) true
  • 15. The outer core is believed to create the earth's
A) ocean currents
B) atmosphere
C) magnetosphere
D) orbit
  • 16. Layer A
A) crust
B) mantle
C) outer core
D) inner core
  • 17. Layer B
A) crust
B) inner core
C) mantle
D) outer core
  • 18. Layer C
A) outer core
B) inner core
C) crust
D) mantle
  • 19. Layer D
A) outer core
B) crust
C) inner core
D) mantle
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