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  • 1. 
    What is the atmospheric layer closest to the ground?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere


  • 2. 
    What is the second atmospheric layer from the ground?
    • A. 

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere


  • 3. 
    What is the third atmospheric layer from the ground?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere


  • 4. 
    What is the fourth atmospheric layer from the ground?
    • A. 

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere


  • 5. 
    What layer of the  atmosphere has the aurora borealis in it?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere


  • 6. 
    What layer has the  ozone layer in it?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere


  • 7. 
    What does the ozone layer do?
    • A. 

      It protects us from meteors

    • B. 

      It protects us from violent solar flares

    • C. 

      It protects us from ultra violet radiation

    • D. 

      It helps us breathe


  • 8. 
    What layer protects us by burning up most meteors?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere


  • 9. 
    What layer does most weather occur in?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere


  • 10. 
    What is the coldest layer in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere


  • 11. 
    What is the hottest layer in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere


  • 12. 
    What  is the most common gas in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Methane


  • 13. 
    What gas makes up around 21% of our atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Methane

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide


  • 14. 
    What is an atmosphere?
    • A. 

      A layer of fluids surrounding an object.

    • B. 

      A layer of gas surrounding a planet or moon.

    • C. 

      A cloud of gas that allows us to breathe.

    • D. 

      A layer of oxygen that surrounds a planet or moon.


  • 15. 
    What happens to temperature as you go higher in the troposphere?
    • A. 

      It gets hotter

    • B. 

      It gets colder

    • C. 

      It stays the same

    • D. 

      It is always changing


  • 16. 
    What happens to temperature as you go higher in the stratosphere?
    • A. 

      It stays the same

    • B. 

      It gets hotter

    • C. 

      It gets colder

    • D. 

      It is always changing


  • 17. 
    What makes up less than 1% of the atmosphere
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Water vapor and other gases


  • 18. 
    What is the aurora borealis most commonly called
    • A. 

      The northern lights

    • B. 

      The southern radiation

    • C. 

      The ionic particles

    • D. 

      A rainbow


  • 19. 
    What atmospheric layer has most of the clouds?
    • A. 

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere


  • 20. 
    What layer do weather balloons reach before they burst?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere


  • 21. 
    At what layer do most airplanes fly at the top of?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere


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