Every year, scientists discover hundreds of planets beyond our solar system. Yet, no other planet comes close to what Earth is — no other planet is as life-giving as ours. Think about it, it’s neither too cold nor too hot, its elements support life like no other and it’s as cosy as a home can be!
Take the Terra Trivia Quiz to test your knowledge and explore what makes the Earth our home planet.
Answer these 10 questions in the comments section below!
Name the astronomical body that prevents drastic movements of the Earth’s poles by stabilising its rotation. It is also responsible for creating tides and is called Earth’s natural satellite.
This process is responsible for geological activities such as mountain-building and volcanic eruptions. Scientific theories suggest that this forms the crust and mantle of the Earth. This phenomenon was first discovered by Alfred Wegener in 1915. Do you know what it’s called?
This organism spreads over an area of 2,384 acres in eastern Oregon, USA and is considered the largest living organism on Earth. Discovered in 1998, the organism is also considered one of the world’s oldest living organisms. Can you guess what it is?
Name the astronomical body that is considered Earth’s second moon. It is one of the many Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and has an orbit that’s synchronized with the orbit of our planet. It has an Irish name and was first discovered in 1986.
They are crucial to maintaining the Earth’s climate — they keep the nights warm and the days cool. They weigh millions of pounds but still float. What are these formations called?
It is called the weakest force of nature, yet it can bend light. Its absence would result in the collision of Earth and the Sun. Name the phenomenon.
Name the phenomenon deemed as the Earth’s natural sunscreen. The absence of this layer around the Earth would disrupt the food chain and severely damage the DNA of all living organisms.
What brings a blue appearance to the ‘Blue Planet’? It is also responsible for climate regulation and more than half of the world’s oxygen.
Name the imaginary line that is slightly tilted to ensure greater distribution of sunlight across a larger area of land. It also plays a significant role in the change of seasons.
Name the part of the Earth that witnesses sunrise and sunset only once a year. It regulates our planet’s climate by reflecting some of the sun’s rays back into space.
How many of these questions could you answer? Don’t forget to leave your answers in the comments below! The answer key will be revealed on 22/07/2022.
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