Layers Of Atmosphere Review

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Layers Of Atmosphere Review

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following would be the most abundant atmospheric component?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Argon

  • 2. 
    When scientists issue an alert about harmful levels of high ozone, what level of the atmosphere are they concerned about? 
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements would be FALSE?
    • A. 

      The Earth's atmosphere has changed naturally over time

    • B. 

      The Earth's atmosphere does not change

    • C. 

      Human activities have caused significant changes in the Earth's atmosphere

    • D. 

      Living things must adapt to changes within the Earth's atmosphere

  • 4. 
    Scientists from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) are concerned about air quality. Which substance that is found to be present in the atmosphere, would provide evidence of poor air quality? 
    • A. 

      Argon

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      CFC's

  • 5. 
    Why does the troposphere experience the greatest amount of atmospheric pressure compared to the other atmospheric layers?
    • A. 

      It produces the ozone layer

    • B. 

      It has the highest temperatures

    • C. 

      It contains a high concentration of gas particles

    • D. 

      It is the region in which weather occurs

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the only list representing natural components of the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Dust, argon, smog

    • B. 

      Pollen, oxygen, carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Pollen, sulfuric acid, smog

    • D. 

      Dust, oxygen, sulfuric acids

  • 7. 
    What is the relationship between altitude and air density within the Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      As altitude increases, air density decreases

    • B. 

      As altitude increases, air density increases

    • C. 

      As altitude increases, air density remains the same

    • D. 

      There is no relationship between altitude and air density with the Earth's atmosphere

  • 8. 
    Which layer of the atmosphere is best described by the following: layer of the atmosphere where weather occurs, has the highest air pressure and density 
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Mesophere

    • D. 

      Exosphere

  • 9. 
    Which layer of the atmosphere fits the description below: sits on the edge of space, lowest air pressure and density
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Meosphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Exosphere

  • 10. 
    Why does the troposphere experience the greatest amount of atmospheric pressure compared to the other atmospheric layers?
    • A. 

      It produces the ozone layer

    • B. 

      It has the highest temperatures

    • C. 

      It contains a high concentration of gas particles

    • D. 

      It is the region in which weather occurs

  • 11. 
    What's the name of the lower atmosphere that contains the greenhouse gases?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Exosphere

    • D. 

      Atmosphere

  • 12. 
    What do greenhouse gases do in our atmosphere?
    • A. 

      These gases absorb the sun heat & emits radiant energy

    • B. 

      These gases keep all the air within the Earth

    • C. 

      Increases the Earth's temperature

    • D. 

      It makes the Earth cooler

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