Atmosphere Quiz

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Atmosphere Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz on the atmosphere.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most abundant gas in our atmosphere is.
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • D. 

      Argon

  • 2. 
    The gas known as _____________________________ absorbs heat sent to Earth by the Sun.
  • 3. 
    Without Earth's atmosphere, life would be able to exist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Use at least 3 examples to explain how the atmosphere protects Earth.
  • 5. 
    Weather causes particulates to move from one place to another on the planet. One example of this would be when sand is blown from the _____________________________ and ends up all over Earth.
  • 6. 
    The three gasses found in Earth's atmosphere are  ____________________________________.
  • 7. 
      Oxygen makes up what percent of the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      14%

    • B. 

      21%

    • C. 

      8%

    • D. 

      78%

  • 8. 
    Nitrogen makes up what percent of Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      78%

    • D. 

      21%

  • 9. 
    The burning of ______________________________ releases extra carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere.  This has been one of the reasons why the Earth's temperature has begun to ____________.
  • 10. 
    Much of what we consider weather is caused by water vapor, this water vapor is mostly trapped in clouds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Most of the weather happens in the troposphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The mesosphere is the __________________ layer.
    • A. 

      Largest

    • B. 

      Warmest

    • C. 

      Coldest

    • D. 

      Oldest

  • 13. 
    The thermosphere is the layer where what usually burns up?
    • A. 

      Meteoroids

    • B. 

      Comets

    • C. 

      Stars

    • D. 

      Aliens

  • 14. 
    The _______________________ is the last layer of the atmosphere before you reach space.