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Atmosphere & Weather Factors Practice Test

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This is a practice for your test on Friday. This will give you an idea about how much you need to study.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Earth's atmosphere is mainly heated by what type of electromagnetic wave?
    • A. 

      Gamma Radiation

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet Radiation

    • C. 

      Infrared Radiation

    • D. 

      Visible Light

  • 2. 
    What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • D. 

      Water Vapor

  • 3. 
    Which phrase best describes thermal energy?
    • A. 

      The total energy of molecules

    • B. 

      The average energy of molecules

    • C. 

      The same thing as temperature

    • D. 

      How hot something is

  • 4. 
    If you feel rain falling on you, what layer of the atmosphere must you be in?
    • A. 

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 5. 
    If water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, what temperature does it freeze at on the Celsius scale?  (Use C = (5/9)(F-32)
    • A. 

      20 degrees

    • B. 

      64 degrees

    • C. 

      -3 degrees

    • D. 

      0 degrees

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an example of heat transfer by radiation?
    • A. 

      A pan sitting on a hot burner

    • B. 

      The Sun heating the Earth

    • C. 

      Hot air lifting a balloon off the ground

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of heat transfer by conduction?
    • A. 

      A pan sitting on a hot burner

    • B. 

      The Sun heating the Earth

    • C. 

      Hot air lifting a balloon off the ground

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      A pan sitting on a hot burner

    • B. 

      The Sun heating the Earth

    • C. 

      Hot air lifting a balloon off the ground

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Why is the ozone layer beneficial to humans?
    • A. 

      It gets rid of harmful gases like carbon dioxide.

    • B. 

      It provides a form of oxygen with three atoms that helps us breathe better.

    • C. 

      It increases the greenhouse effect so we can grow plants.

    • D. 

      It filters out incoming ultraviolet radiation.

  • 10. 
    The process by which the atmosphere traps heat is called what?
    • A. 

      The greenhouse effect

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      The Coriolis Effect

    • D. 

      Convection

  • 11. 
    Which of the following does NOT play a role in the formation of winds?
    • A. 

      Unequal heating of the Earth by the Sun

    • B. 

      Unequal amounts of precipitation

    • C. 

      Differences in air pressure

    • D. 

      All of the above play a role in the formation of winds.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding warm and cool air?
    • A. 

      Warm air is more dense than cool air, so it rises.

    • B. 

      Cool air is less dense than warm air, so it rises.

    • C. 

      Warm air is less dense than cool air, so it sinks.

    • D. 

      Cool air is more dense than warm air, so it sinks.

  • 13. 
    Why does a sea breeze occur?
    • A. 

      Land heats faster than water.

    • B. 

      Land heats slower than water.

    • C. 

      Land cools faster than water.

    • D. 

      Land cools slower than water.

  • 14. 
    Which sentence best describes how sleet is formed?
    • A. 

      Sleet starts off as rain and then freezes on the way to Earth.

    • B. 

      Sleet falls to the Earth as rain, then freezes on a cold surface.

    • C. 

      Sleet freezes in a cloud then falls as a ball of ice.

    • D. 

      Sleet forms when water vapor condenses directly into ice crystals.

  • 15. 
    What term is used to describe how Earth's rotation seems to make global winds curve?
    • A. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • B. 

      Humidity

    • C. 

      Psychrometer syndrome

    • D. 

      Coriolis effect