How well do you follow Earth and space science news? Take one of our 5-question quizzes to find out!

How fast is excascale computing? Credit: sdecoret/Depositphotos

Eos News Quiz | 29 November 2022


Previous quizzes

Cubic kilometer for cubic kilometer, where is the world’s richest oil field? Credit: iStock.com/Gary Kavanagh








Eos News Quiz
18 November 2022

Are you a spark of lightning or a glacial glide? Find your signature Earth or space science phenomenon with our fun and scientifically silly 10-question quiz.








Find Your Phenomenon!
18 November 2022

Researchers recently completed an open-access geospatial database of the Prince Edward Islands. Where are the Prince Edward Islands? Credit: Liezel Rudolph








Eos News Quiz
14 November 2022

What species of hominins were hanging around Chew Bahir 60,000 years ago? Credit: Frank Schaebitz








Eos News Quiz
09 November 2022

Is there more lightning over sea or over land? Credit: Abel Escobar/Pixabay







Eos News Quiz
03 November 2022

To be useful in evacuation planning in places like Hawaii, models that forecast lava flows must accurately predict what characteristics?. Credit: A. Lerner/U.S. Geological Survey, Public Domain







Eos News Quiz
27 October 2022

During the summer monsoon, warm, moist air from which ocean blows across the Indian subcontinent?







Eos News Quiz
24 October 2022

True or false? Across the city of Indore, India, a network of low-cost sensors revealed that most air pollution comes from a single type of source. Credit: Ikshit Patel, Unsplash








Eos News Quiz
20 October 2022

The USGS released a new water cycle diagram to include what feature for the first time? Credit: Hayley Corson-Dosch/USGS VizLab








Eos News Quiz
13 October 2022

When did Pangea break up? Credit: Ömer F. Bodur







Eos News Quiz
13 October 2022

Carbon capture and storage wells need to be 800 meters deep. Why? Credit: Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash







Eos News Quiz
7 October 2022

By what process do loose agglomerations of sediments gradually compress under the weight of newly added material, contributing to land subsidence?








Eos News Quiz
5 October 2022

Although olivine is a relatively inexpensive mineral, it does have a gem-quality variety. What is it?







Eos News Quiz
28 September 2022

An underwater volcano helped Tonga gain a new island. Choose another island.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from USGS









What Ocean Are You?
27 September 2022

Coral bleaching results when what happens?






Eos News Quiz
23 September 2022

The “bomb pulse” has helped scientists accurately date organic materials. What bomb set off that pulse?








Eos News Quiz
21 September 2022

The “Millennium” drought, which lasted roughly from 1997 to 2010, primarily affected what region?








Eos News Quiz
16 September 2022

Glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, can terminate over land, lakes, or the ocean. Which type of glacier is slowest to retreat?
Shown here is Holgate glacier.








Eos News Quiz
14 September 2022

What percentage of homes in Europe have air-conditioning?







Eos News Quiz
9 September 2022

Gigantic jets of lightning are the rarest transient luminous event on Earth. How often do they occur each year?








Eos News Quiz
7 September 2022

True or false? The “social cost of carbon” is defined as the economic benefits of emitting an additional 1 ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.








Eos News Quiz
2 September 2022

Most deltas are susceptible to land loss during sea level rise, whereas others gain land because of changes in the courses of rivers. This famous delta is experiencing land loss in most areas but gaining in others. What delta are we looking at?









Eos News Quiz
31 August 2022

A new study analyzes the potential of social sensing for assessing natural hazards. What is social sensing?








Eos News Quiz
29 August 2022

What have scientists compared the shaking surface of the Sun to?

Eos News Quiz
25 August 2022

Scientists are pretty sure water flowed across the ancient Martian landscape. How did the water get there?

Eos News Quiz
25 August 2022

Look on the sunny side, whether it’s Bono or Baudelaire. Find your sun sign with our 10-question personality quiz.








What Sun Are You?
24 August 2022

By what two forces are hillslopes primarily shaped?







Eos News Quiz
23 August 2022

Astronomers have only found 8 planets around pulsars, those cosmic lighthouses that are born when massive stars die. By which methods have pulsar planets been found?








Eos News Quiz
18 August 2022

How does wildfire affect snowpack and snowmelt in the U.S. West?







Eos News Quiz
15 August 2022

What percentage of Colorado’s water does Denver Water, which serves about 25% of the state’s population, use?








Eos News Quiz
10 August 2022

According to new research, about how much methane do lakes (including Lake Carezza in Italy, pictured) release into the atmosphere every year? Credit: Umberto Salvagnin/Flickr, CC BY 2.0








Eos News Quiz
4 August 2022

What are the least understood planets in our solar system?







Eos News Quiz
2 August 2022

Are gases used for anesthesia during surgery more potent than other greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide?








Eos News Quiz
29 July 2022

True or false? Changes in climate can alter chemical concentrations in rivers.







Eos News Quiz
27 July 2022

Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark won the Tour de France. You’ve got a week to follow an international sports competition. Where are you going?

Researchers propose a new way to sort minerals. On what is the new categorization based?







Eos News Quiz
22 July 2022

How well do you know the Bay Area’s faultlines?







Eos News Quiz
22 July 2022

True or false? You can safely roast marshmallows over an erupting volcano.







Eos News Quiz
18 July 2022

The Chassigny meteorite fell to Earth from Mars more than 200 years ago. Which part of Mars did this meteorite come from?








Eos News Quiz
18 July 2022

Name that mission! NASA’s _____ lander has provided insights and observations about seismic waves on Mars.








Eos News Quiz
14 July 2022

What is the James Webb Space Telescope slated to observe during its first year of observations:








Eos News Quiz
13 July 2022

High school students from the Azores used a Raspberry Pi to measure Earth’s magnetic field and pinpoint its pole locations using data from the ISS. Where are the Azores?








Eos News Quiz
5 July 2022

In Florida, stormwater ponds protect the quality of nearby waterways by containing sediment, which sinks to the bottom of the ponds, and prevent erosion by limiting runoff. How many stormwater ponds are in Florida?








Eos News Quiz
22 June 2022

InSight’s magnetometer was originally intended as a support for which area of study on the Red Planet?








Eos News Quiz
17 June 2022

As wildfire smoke rises into the atmosphere, sunlight spurs chemical reactions that alter the smoke’s original components (primary organic aerosols) and create new ones, called what?








Eos News Quiz
16 June 2022

Lake Snow Eagle is 198 meters (650 feet) deep, 48 kilometers (30 miles) long, and 14 kilometers (9 miles) wide. Why was it discovered only 4 years ago?








Eos News Quiz
15 June 2022

A coronal mass ejection from a star 450 light years from Earth sent two billion billion pounds of mass rocketing into space. (Yes, billion billion.) Where is the coronal mass ejection on this illustration?








Eos News Quiz
10 June 2022

What information is helping scientists study ancient landslides off the coast of New Zealand to better assess the modern-day risk of tsunamis around the Tasman Sea?








Eos News Quiz
3 June 2022

The January eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai, in Tonga, was a one-in-a-thousand-year blast. Where in the world is Tonga?








Eos News Quiz
13 May 2022

What innovative tool or tools did scientists use to track a category-4 hurricane directly from the ocean?








Eos News Quiz
6 May 2022