Quiz-the Atmosphere, Air Pollution, And Global Climate Change

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  • 1. 

    It is lowest layer of the Earth's atmoshphere, in this layer air is heated from the ground up. This is also where weather occurs.

    • A.

      Troposphere

    • B.

      Stratosphere

    • C.

      Mesosphere

    • D.

      Thermosphere

    Correct Answer
    A. Troposphere
    Explanation
    The troposphere is the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere where air is heated from the ground up. This is also where weather occurs.

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  • 2. 

    Carbon dioxide is_________.

    • A.

      The most potent (per molecule)gas of the greenhouse gases

    • B.

      The most abundant greenhouse gas

    • C.

      The only greenhouse presently decreasing in the atmosphere

    • D.

      The main anthropogenic greenhouse gas produced in the United States

    • E.

      The only greenhouse gas presently increasing in the atmosphere

    Correct Answer
    D. The main anthropogenic greenhouse gas produced in the United States
    Explanation
    Carbon dioxide is the main anthropogenic greenhouse gas produced in the United States. This means that it is the primary greenhouse gas that is released into the atmosphere as a result of human activities in the United States. While it is not the most potent greenhouse gas per molecule, it is the most abundant greenhouse gas and its levels are currently increasing in the atmosphere.

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  • 3. 

    Coal in the United States accounts for most greenhouse emissions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Coal in the United States accounts for most greenhouse emissions because it is a fossil fuel that releases large amounts of carbon dioxide when burned. Coal-fired power plants are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country, contributing to climate change and air pollution. The combustion of coal also releases other pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter, which have harmful effects on human health and the environment. Therefore, it is true that coal is responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse emissions in the United States.

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  • 4. 

    As water warms________.

    • A.

      Its density increases

    • B.

      It expands

    • C.

      It sinks

    • D.

      It dissolves increased amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

    • E.

      It is irreversibly altered

    Correct Answer
    B. It expands
    Explanation
    When water warms, it expands. This is because the molecules in water gain kinetic energy and move faster, causing them to spread out and take up more space. As a result, the volume of the water increases while its mass remains the same. This expansion is the reason why water expands when it freezes, as the molecules slow down and form a crystalline structure, taking up even more space.

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  • 5. 

    Ozone, is abundant in this layer. Ozone heats this layer as it absorbs energy from incoming ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

    • A.

      Thermosphere

    • B.

      Troposphere

    • C.

      Mesosphere

    • D.

      Stratosphere

    Correct Answer
    D. Stratosphere
  • 6. 

      Much of the X-ray and UV radiation from the sun is absorbed in the _____________.

    • A.

      Stratosphere

    • B.

      Thermosphere

    • C.

      Troposphere

    • D.

      Mesosphere

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Stratosphere
    B. Thermosphere
  • 7. 

    TRUE/FALSE.  Choose 'True' if the statement is true and 'False' if the statement is false.  Ozone in the troposphere is a harmful pollutant.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
  • 8. 

    TRUE/FALSE.  Choose 'True' if the statement is true and 'False' if the statement is false. As you get higher up in the mesosphere, the temperature gets hotter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 9. 

    TRUE/FALSE.  Choose 'True' if the statement is true and 'False' if the statement is false. Acid precipitation is created by reactions in the atmosphere, and can fall many miles from where pollution originated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
  • 10. 

    TRUE/FALSE.  Choose 'True' if the statement is true and 'False' if the statement is false.Global Climate Change is a regions of long-term pattern of atmoshperic conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and other variables.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False

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