Quiz Is On The Earth's Atmosphere

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Atmosphere Quizzes & Trivia

The earth’s atmosphere is made up of different gasses with nitrogen and oxygen having the highest percentage of 78 and 21 percent respectively. As you go up of the earth’s atmosphere the atmosphere gets thinner until you reach space. The earth’s atmosphere as we learnt in class can be divided into five main layers? Did you understand them and their characteristics? Take the quiz to find out. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The _________ is the layer of atmosphere nearest to earth's surface.
    • A. 

      Mesophere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Ionosphere

  • 2. 
    The ______ are windless zones near the equator.
    • A. 

      Doldrums

    • B. 

      Prevailing westerlies

    • C. 

      Polar easterlies

    • D. 

      Trade winds

  • 3. 
    In the water cycle, evaporated water __________.
    • A. 

      Precipitates as rain or snow

    • B. 

      Runs into lakes, streams, and oceans

    • C. 

      Becomes groundwater

    • D. 

      Condenses into clouds

  • 4. 
    _______________ is the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Condensation

  • 5. 
    Electrically-charged particles are found primarily in the _________.
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Exosphere

    • C. 

      Ionosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 6. 
    The _____________ are responsible for the movement of much of the weather across the United States.
    • A. 

      Prevailing westerlies

    • B. 

      Polar easterlies

    • C. 

      Trade winds

    • D. 

      Doldrums

  • 7. 
    The ___________ merges into outer space.
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Mesophere

    • D. 

      Exosphere

  • 8. 
    Too much exposure to ___________ can cause skin cancer.
    • A. 

      Water vapor

    • B. 

      Air pressure

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

    • D. 

      Ozone

  • 9. 
    Air in the ________ is warmed by heat from the Earth's surface.
    • A. 

      Troposhere

    • B. 

      Exosphere

    • C. 

      Stratoshere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 10. 
    _________ is the transfer of heat by the flow of a heated material.
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Absorption

  • 11. 
    The ______ is caused by the Earth's rotation.
    • A. 

      Jet stream

    • B. 

      Coriolis effect

    • C. 

      Doldrums

    • D. 

      Trade winds

  • 12. 
    Air above the ______ is heated more than any other place on Earth.
    • A. 

      North pole

    • B. 

      South pole

    • C. 

      Equator

    • D. 

      United States

  • 13. 
    Chlorofluorocarbons destroy the ozone layer by_____________.
    • A. 

      Adding more ozone molecules

    • B. 

      Blocking ultraviolet radiation

    • C. 

      Destroying ozone molecules

    • D. 

      Increasing nitrogen levels

  • 14. 
    Steady winds between the equator and 30 degrees latitude north or south are known as ______.
    • A. 

      Doldrums

    • B. 

      Jet streams

    • C. 

      Easterlies

    • D. 

      Trade winds

  • 15. 
    Air currents that blow near north and south poles are the ____________.
    • A. 

      Polar easterlies

    • B. 

      Trade winds

    • C. 

      Polar westerlies

    • D. 

      Jet streams

  • 16. 
    Reflection and absorption by the atmosphere prevent some _____from reaching Earth's surface.
    • A. 

      Ozone

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 17. 
    Sea and land breezes happen because __________.
    • A. 

      The land heats and cools more slowly than the water.

    • B. 

      The land heats and cools more quickly than the water.

    • C. 

      Air moves more easily over water than over land.

    • D. 

      Air moves more easily over land than over water.

  • 18. 
    The distinct wind patterns on Earth's surface are created by ______ and by the Coriolis effect.
    • A. 

      Differences in heating

    • B. 

      Constantly changing

    • C. 

      Very cold

    • D. 

      Very warm

  • 19. 
    Temperatures in the thermosphere are ________.
    • A. 

      Hot and cold

    • B. 

      Constantly changing

    • C. 

      Very cold

    • D. 

      Very warm

  • 20. 
    _________ is the only substance that exists as a solid, liquid, and gas in Earth's atmosphere.
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Ozone

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Radiation