The Earth's Atmosphere General Knowledge Quiz!

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Welcome to The Earth's Atmosphere General Knowledge Quiz! The troposphere is the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to the earth. The atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and smaller amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, helium, and neon. See how much more you do know about the atmosphere by trying to tackle the atmosphere quiz below and get some help studying. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the second atmospheric layer from the ground?
    • A. 

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

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

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

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

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 4. 
    What layer protects us by burning up most meteors?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 5. 
    What layer does most weather occur in?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 6. 
    What is the coldest layer in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 7. 
    What is the hottest layer in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere

  • 8. 
    What gas makes up around 21% of our atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Methane

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      It gets hotter

    • B. 

      It gets colder

    • C. 

      It stays the same

    • D. 

      It is always changing

  • 10. 
    What atmospheric layer has most of the clouds?
    • A. 

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 11. 
    What layer do weather balloons reach before they burst?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 13. 
    What layer of the atmosphere has the aurora borealis in it?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 14. 
    What layer has the ozone layer in it?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 15. 
    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.

  • 16. 
    What is the most common gas in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Methane

  • 17. 
    What is the 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.

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    What makes up less than 1% of the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Water vapor and other gases

  • 20. 
    What is the aurora borealis most commonly called?
    • A. 

      The northern lights

    • B. 

      The southern radiation

    • C. 

      The ionic particles

    • D. 

      A rainbow

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

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere