4.1.1 Study Sheet #5 Practice Quiz

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4.1.1 Study Sheet #5 Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Why does the thermosphere have the highest temperature of all the atmosphere layers?  
    • A. It is the closest to Earth's surface.
    • B. It is the thickest layer.
    • C. It has the most gas particles.
    • D. It is affected most directly by the sun's radiation.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 2. 
    The ionosphere is a layer of the atmosphere located inside the _____.
  • 3. 
    Which layer of the atmosphere holds the ozone layer?
  • 4. 
    Starting billions of years ago, in what way did algae change the atmosphere of Earth?  
    • A. Methane was converted to oxygen.
    • B. Oxygen was converted to ozone.
    • C. Nitrogen was converted to oxygen.
    • D. Carbon dioxide was converted to oxygen.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 5. 
    The gas that makes up the majority of our atmosphere is ______.
  • 6. 
    In which atmosphere layer does most of the greenhouse effect occur?
  • 7. 
    Radio waves heading upward from Earth often bounce off the _____.  
    • A. thermosphere
    • B. mesosphere
    • C. troposphere
    • D. stratosphere
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 8. 
    Which layer of the atmosphere has the lowest temperature?
  • 9. 
    Which chemical damages the protective ozone layer?  
    • A. Nitrogen
    • B. Greenhouse gases
    • C. Chlorofluorocarbons
    • D. Carbon dioxide
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 10. 
    What determines the temperature of a layer of the atmosphere?  
    • A. The way the layer interacts with solar radiation
    • B. The altitude of the solar radiation
    • C. The average wind speed in the layer
    • D. The way the layer interacts with the layer below it
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 11. 
    Why does the thermosphere have the highest temperature of all the atmosphere layers?  
    • A. It contains the stratosphere.
    • B. It is the thickest layer.
    • C. It has mostly nitrogen molecules.
    • D. The sun's radiation strikes it first.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 12. 
    The layer of charged particles within the thermosphere is called the _______.
  • 13. 
    The _____ inside the stratosphere blocks ultraviolet radiation.
  • 14. 
    Billions of years ago, how did Earth come to have an oxygen-rich atmosphere?  
    • A. Volcanic outgassing
    • B. Comet impacts
    • C. Earth's cooling
    • D. Algae activity
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 15. 
    99 percent of the atmosphere is made up of either oxygen or _____.
  • 16. 
    In which atmosphere layer do humans live most of their lives?
  • 17. 
    Most meteors burn up in the _______, even though it's the coldest layer.  
    • A. mesophere
    • B. thermosphere
    • C. troposphere
    • D. stratosphere
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 18. 
    After the troposphere, which layer of the atmosphere has the next highest temperature?
  • 19. 
    An increase in atmospheric ______ leads to an increase in the greenhouse effect.  
    • A. nitrogen
    • B. ozone
    • C. carbon dioxide
    • D. chlorofluorocarbons
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 20. 
    Where is the atmosphere the most dense?  
    • A. At the bottom
    • B. At the top
    • C. At the coldest part.
    • D. At the warmest part.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

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