Energy In The Atmosphere Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The TOTAL energy of motion of the molecules of a substance is called...
    • A. 

      Temperature.

    • B. 

      Thermometer.

    • C. 

      Thermal energy.

    • D. 

      Heat.


  • 2. 
    The main method of heating the troposphere is...
    • A. 

      Conduction.

    • B. 

      Convection.

    • C. 

      Radiation.

    • D. 

      Heat.


  • 3. 
    An instrument that measures air temperature is called a/an...
    • A. 

      Anemometer.

    • B. 

      Barometer.

    • C. 

      Thermometer.

    • D. 

      Psychrometer.


  • 4. 
    The transfer of energy by the movement of fluid is called...
    • A. 

      Conduction.

    • B. 

      Convection.

    • C. 

      Radiation.

    • D. 

      Heat.


  • 5. 
    The AVERAGE energy of motion of the molecules of a substance is...
    • A. 

      Temperature.

    • B. 

      Thermometer.

    • C. 

      Thermal energy.

    • D. 

      Radiation.


  • 6. 
    The energy that is transferred from a hotter object to a cooler one is called...
    • A. 

      Conduction.

    • B. 

      Convection.

    • C. 

      Radiation.

    • D. 

      Heat.


  • 7. 
    The direct transfer of heat through physical contact is called...
    • A. 

      Conduction.

    • B. 

      Convection.

    • C. 

      Radiation.

    • D. 

      Heat.


  • 8. 
    The type of energy radiated from the sun that is responsible for sunburns, skin cancer, and eye damage is...
    • A. 

      Infrared radiation.

    • B. 

      Visible light.

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet radiation.

    • D. 

      Radio waves.


  • 9. 
    The type of energy radiated from the sun that can be seen by organisms such as snakes and bees, but not humans is...
    • A. 

      Infrared radiation.

    • B. 

      Visible light.

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet radiation.

    • D. 

      Radio waves.


  • 10. 
    The reflection of light in all directions is called...
    • A. 

      Heat.

    • B. 

      The greenhouse effect.

    • C. 

      Scattering.

    • D. 

      Radiation.


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