Atmosphere Review

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Atmosphere Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The ozone layer protects people from too much ___________________
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Chemical radiation

  • 2. 
    Air in the atmosphere has pressure because _____________________________.
  • 3. 
    Which is the layer of atmosphere in which weather occurs?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Exosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Ionosphere

  • 4. 
    The Earth's atmosphere contains about four times as much ____________ as ____________
  • 5. 
    Which of the following are gases that increase the greenhouse effect?
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Ozone

    • D. 

      Water vapor

  • 6. 
    Name the main layers of our atmosphere from Earth to space.
  • 7. 
    One group of gases that is responsible for destroying ozone in the ozone layer is _________________________
    • A. 

      Chloroflurocarbons

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Ozone

  • 8. 
    Increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere may lead to ________________
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • C. 

      Carbon monoxide poisoning

  • 9. 
    ____________ is a form of oxygen with 3 oxygen atoms in each molecule.
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Ozone

    • C. 

      Oxygen

  • 10. 
    What happens to air pressure as you rise farther into the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      The air pressure increases

    • B. 

      The air pressure decreases

    • C. 

      The air pressure stays the same

  • 11. 
    The less mass in a given volume of air, the ________________ the air.
    • A. 

      Equally dense

    • B. 

      More dense

    • C. 

      Less dense

  • 12. 
    Instruments used to measure air pressure are called ____________________
    • A. 

      Anerometers

    • B. 

      Barometers

    • C. 

      Thermometers

  • 13. 
    What are the two most abundant gases in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Water vapor

  • 14. 
    Where is the ozone layer located?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Exosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 15. 
    The thick, brownish haze found when certain volatile gases react in sunlight is ____________________________
  • 16. 
    Water vapor is water in the form of ______________.
    • A. 

      Gas

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Liquid

  • 17. 
    The major source of photochemical smog is __________________________________.
  • 18. 
    Heat is trapped near the Earth's surface by the ____________________
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • C. 

      Ozone layer

  • 19. 
    The condition in which a layer of warmer air provents polluted air from rising and escaping is called a ________________
    • A. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • B. 

      Global warming

    • C. 

      Temperature inversion

  • 20. 
    The ozone layer in the stratosphere absorbs __________________
    • A. 

      Ozone

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

  • 21. 
    What is the major chemical found in smog?
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      CFCS

    • C. 

      Ozone

  • 22. 
    What is the first layer of atmosphere an astronaut passes through during re-entry from space?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Iososphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Exosphere

  • 23. 
    Very small particles of fuel that has been burned. Ex, diesel smoke
    • A. 

      Particulate matter

    • B. 

      Noxious gases

    • C. 

      Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    • D. 

      Temperature inversion

    • E. 

      Acid rain

    • F. 

      Temperate inorganic solids

    • G. 

      CO2

    • H. 

      Oxygen

    • I. 

      Atmosphere

    • J. 

      Fog

    • K. 

      Clouds

    • L. 

      Stratosphere

    • M. 

      Mesosphere

    • N. 

      Thermosphere

    • O. 

      Exosphere

    • P. 

      Troposphere

  • 24. 
    Chemicals that can cause harm directly, or react with other chemicals to do damage.
    • A. 

      Particulate matter

    • B. 

      Noxious gases

    • C. 

      Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    • D. 

      Temperature inversion

    • E. 

      Acid rain

    • F. 

      Temperate inorganic solids

    • G. 

      CO2

    • H. 

      Oxygen

    • I. 

      Atmosphere

    • J. 

      Fog

    • K. 

      Clouds

    • L. 

      Stratosphere

    • M. 

      Mesosphere

    • N. 

      Thermosphere

    • O. 

      Exosphere

    • P. 

      Troposphere

  • 25. 
    A hazy mixture of pollutants in the air, primarily made up of ground-level ozone.
    • A. 

      Particulate matter

    • B. 

      Noxious gases

    • C. 

      Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    • D. 

      Temperature inversion

    • E. 

      Acid rain

    • F. 

      Temperate inorganic solids

    • G. 

      CO2

    • H. 

      Oxygen

    • I. 

      Atmosphere

    • J. 

      Fog

    • K. 

      Clouds

    • L. 

      Stratosphere

    • M. 

      Mesosphere

    • N. 

      Thermosphere

    • O. 

      Exosphere

    • P. 

      Troposphere

    • Q. 

      Smog

  • 26. 
    When sunlight can energize a reaction between _________ and nitrous oxide to  produce ozone.
    • A. 

      Particulate matter

    • B. 

      Noxious gases

    • C. 

      Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    • D. 

      Temperature inversion

    • E. 

      Acid rain

    • F. 

      Temperate inorganic solids

    • G. 

      CO2

    • H. 

      Oxygen

    • I. 

      Atmosphere

    • J. 

      Fog

    • K. 

      Clouds

    • L. 

      Stratosphere

    • M. 

      Mesosphere

    • N. 

      Thermosphere

    • O. 

      Exosphere

    • P. 

      Troposphere

    • Q. 

      Smog

  • 27. 
    This occurs when air close to the earth is cooler than the air above it. (hot on top, cold on bottom)  Under these conditions, pollution cannot rise and be dispersed. It is trapped on the surface, where humans breathe it.
    • A. 

      Particulate matter

    • B. 

      Noxious gases

    • C. 

      Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    • D. 

      Temperature inversion

    • E. 

      Acid rain

    • F. 

      Temperate inorganic solids

    • G. 

      CO2

    • H. 

      Oxygen

    • I. 

      Atmosphere

    • J. 

      Fog

    • K. 

      Clouds

    • L. 

      Stratosphere

    • M. 

      Mesosphere

    • N. 

      Thermosphere

    • O. 

      Exosphere

    • P. 

      Troposphere

    • Q. 

      Smog

  • 28. 
    When a pollutant, such as sulfuric acid combines with droplets of water in the air, the water (or snow) can have a lower pH.
    • A. 

      Particulate matter

    • B. 

      Noxious gases

    • C. 

      Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    • D. 

      Temperature inversion

    • E. 

      Acid rain

    • F. 

      Temperate inorganic solids

    • G. 

      CO2

    • H. 

      Oxygen

    • I. 

      Atmosphere

    • J. 

      Fog

    • K. 

      Clouds

    • L. 

      Stratosphere

    • M. 

      Mesosphere

    • N. 

      Thermosphere

    • O. 

      Exosphere

    • P. 

      Troposphere

    • Q. 

      Smog

  • 29. 
    Smog is especially harmful when a _________ also occurs with it.
    • A. 

      Particulate matter

    • B. 

      Noxious gases

    • C. 

      Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    • D. 

      Temperature inversion

    • E. 

      Acid rain

    • F. 

      Temperate inorganic solids

    • G. 

      CO2

    • H. 

      Oxygen

    • I. 

      Atmosphere

    • J. 

      Fog

    • K. 

      Clouds

    • L. 

      Stratosphere

    • M. 

      Mesosphere

    • N. 

      Thermosphere

    • O. 

      Exosphere

    • P. 

      Troposphere

    • Q. 

      Smog