Heating The Atmosphere

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Atmosphere Quizzes & Trivia

The questions on this assessment address the Heating the Atmosphere learning target.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What causes heat, or the transfer of energy from one object to another? 
    • A. 

      Differences in pressure

    • B. 

      Differences in temperature

    • C. 

      Differences in humidity

    • D. 

      Differences in wind

  • 2. 
    What process describes the transfer of heat through molecular activity? 
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Reflection

  • 3. 
    Which process involves mass movement within a substance? 
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Reflection

  • 4. 
    A metal spoon becomes hot after being left in a pan of boiling water.  The hot spoon is an example of... 
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Reflection

  • 5. 
    A metal spoon becomes hot after being left in a pot of boiling water.  The boiling water is an example of.... 
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Reflection

  • 6. 
    You can feel the heat from a hot spoon before you actually touch it.  This is an example of.... 
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Reflection

  • 7. 
     Earth receives energy from the sun through which method of heat transfer?
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Reflection

  • 8. 
    Heat can travel through the vacuum of space by convection. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Radiation travels out in all directions from its source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Reflection is associated with weak light rays that travel in all directions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
     Darker colored objects are good absorbers of radiation, therefore they are also good emitters of radiation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which type of heat transfer is least effective in heating Earth's atmosphere? 
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      None of the above