Air & Atmosphere - Multiple Choice Questions Quiz

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Atmosphere Quizzes & Trivia

The atmosphere is made up of various gasses, some are harmful where as others are beneficial to us in one-way or another. Having discussed properties of the atmosphere fully you are now capable of answering this quiz. You have 15 minutes to complete 10 MCQs. All the best and keep tabs on what you get wrong.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is needed for the combustion of substances?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Noble gases

  • 2. 
    Car exhausts are a major source of pollution by nitrogen oxides. Which statement explains how the oxides are produced?
    • A. 

      The oxides are produced by the catalytic converter in the exhaust

    • B. 

      The oxides are produced from the combustion of impurities in the car's fuel

    • C. 

      Heat from the engine makes atmospheric nitrogen and oxygen react together

    • D. 

      The oxides are produced due to incomplete combustion of the fuel

  • 3. 
    Carbon monoxide is a pollutant emitted from the car exhaust system. Which of the following reasons explain why carbon monoxide is considered as an air pollutant?
    • A. 

      It is odourless and colourless

    • B. 

      It causes lung cancer

    • C. 

      It forms acid rain which corrodes buildings made of limestone

    • D. 

      It causes breathing difficulties by preventing the absorption of oxygen

  • 4. 
    Which of the following substances is not found in a clean air sample?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Helium

  • 5. 
    Which of the following processes will not affect the carbon cycle?
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis

    • B. 

      Respiration

    • C. 

      Combustion

    • D. 

      Neutralisation

  • 6. 
    120 cm3 of air is heated with phosphorus to form phosphorus (V) oxide in the air. After the reaction, what is the volume of air which remained?
    • A. 

      120

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      96

    • D. 

      55

  • 7. 
    The burning of fossil fuels releases an air pollutant which attacks limestone and buildings. Which of the following is the air pollutant released?
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Oxides of nitrogen

    • D. 

      Sulfur dioxide

  • 8. 
    Unpolluted rain water has a pH of about 6. Which of the following gas causes this pH?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Nitrogen dioxide

    • D. 

      Sulfur dioxide

  • 9. 
    Which gas is not produced when hydrocarbons are burnt in the internal combustion engines? 
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Oxides of nitrogen

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, water

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, water

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, water