Earth's Gravity Atmosphere Quiz Questions

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Atmosphere Quizzes & Trivia

The gas molecules and other particles in the atmosphere are bound by gravity to the host planet or satellite. The force of gravity is the weakest at the equator because of the centrifugal force caused by the Earth's rotation. Test out what else you know about our gravitational pull and atmosphere below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do we call the layer of gases that surrounds the Earth?
    • A. 

      Hemisphere

    • B. 

      Biosphere

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Ozone

  • 2. 
    1.     Why is the atmosphere important? (choose the best answer)
    • A. 

      It gives us the air we breathe.

    • B. 

      It keeps the temperatures on Earth comfortable.

    • C. 

      It protects us from the sun’s harmful UV radiation.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    1.     Identify the four layers of atmosphere in order from closest to the Earth to furthest.
    • A. 

      Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere.

    • B. 

      Stratosphere, Troposphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere.

    • C. 

      Troposphere, Stratosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere.

    • D. 

      Stratosphere, Troposphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere.

  • 4. 
    1.     Where can the ozone layer be found?
    • A. 

      In the troposphere.

    • B. 

      In the stratosphere.

    • C. 

      In the thermosphere.

    • D. 

      In the mesosphere.

  • 5. 
    1.     What is the function of the ozone layer?
    • A. 

      It allows the sun’s rays to hit the Earth and warm it up.

    • B. 

      It absorbs and scatters the sun’s UV radiation so the harmful rays don't hit Earth.

    • C. 

      It helps produce clouds.

    • D. 

      It can destroy incoming meteorites that may hit Earth.

  • 6. 
    What is the atmosphere mainly comprised (made up) of?
    • A. 

      Oxygen and carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Oxygen and nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide and nitrogen

    • D. 

      Methane and oxygen