Mec 280 Midterm 2

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  • 1. 

    How many miles above the earth's surface is the ozone layer?

    • A.

      12 to 25 miles

    • B.

      18 to 30 miles

    • C.

      25 to 40 miles

    • D.

      30 to 50 miles

    Correct Answer
    A. 12 to 25 miles
    Explanation
    The ozone layer is located approximately 12 to 25 miles above the earth's surface. This layer of ozone molecules plays a crucial role in protecting the earth from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. It acts as a shield, absorbing most of the sun's UV rays and preventing them from reaching the earth's surface. This helps to maintain a balance in the earth's temperature and protects living organisms from the harmful effects of excessive UV radiation.

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  • 2. 

    Which atom destroys the ozone most?

    • A.

      Carbon

    • B.

      Chlorine

    • C.

      Copper

    • D.

      Calcium

    Correct Answer
    B. Chlorine
    Explanation
    Chlorine is the correct answer because it is a highly reactive atom that can break down ozone molecules in the Earth's ozone layer. When chlorine reacts with ozone, it forms chlorine monoxide and oxygen, depleting the ozone layer. This process is known as ozone depletion and has significant environmental consequences, such as allowing harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun to reach the Earth's surface.

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  • 3. 

    Which atom destroys the least ozone?

    • A.

      Bromine

    • B.

      Chlorine

    • C.

      Nitric Oxide

    • D.

      Hydrogen

    Correct Answer
    D. Hydrogen
    Explanation
    Hydrogen destroys the least ozone because it does not have the ability to break down ozone molecules. Bromine and chlorine are both known to be ozone-depleting substances, while nitric oxide can also contribute to ozone depletion in certain conditions. However, hydrogen does not possess the necessary properties to chemically react with ozone and cause its destruction. Therefore, it is the atom that destroys the least ozone.

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  • 4. 

    The ozone layer was formed about

    • A.

      10 billion years ago

    • B.

      1 billion years ago

    • C.

      100 million years ago

    • D.

      10 million years ago

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 billion years ago
  • 5. 

    CFC's were devoloped in the early

    • A.

      1920's

    • B.

      1930's

    • C.

      1940's

    • D.

      2000's

    Correct Answer
    B. 1930's
    Explanation
    CFC's, or chlorofluorocarbons, were developed in the 1930's. This is because during that time, scientists were searching for a safer alternative to the refrigerants that were being used at the time, which were toxic and flammable. CFC's were seen as a breakthrough as they were non-toxic, non-flammable, and had excellent heat transfer properties. They were widely used in various industries, including refrigeration and aerosol propellants, until it was discovered in the 1970's that they were causing damage to the ozone layer.

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  • 6. 

    What does Y represent in the chemical reaction below? O3 + Y --> O2 + O

    • A.

      UVA

    • B.

      UVB

    • C.

      UVC

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. UVB
    Explanation
    In the chemical reaction shown, Y represents UVB radiation. UVB radiation is a type of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that has a shorter wavelength and higher energy than UVA radiation. It is capable of breaking the bonds in ozone (O3) molecules, leading to the formation of oxygen molecules (O2) and free oxygen atoms (O). Therefore, UVB radiation is responsible for the depletion of ozone in the atmosphere. UVA and UVC radiation are not involved in this specific reaction.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following in not a halogen atom?

    • A.

      Flourine

    • B.

      Chlorine

    • C.

      Iodine

    • D.

      Hydrogen

    Correct Answer
    D. Hydrogen
    Explanation
    Hydrogen is not a halogen atom because it does not belong to the halogen group in the periodic table. Halogens are a group of highly reactive nonmetal elements that include fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine. Hydrogen, on the other hand, is a nonmetal but does not possess the characteristics of a halogen. It is the lightest and most abundant element in the universe and is usually placed separately in the periodic table due to its unique properties.

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  • 8. 

    CFC's were used in

    • A.

      Plastics

    • B.

      Foams

    • C.

      Anti-oxidants

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Foams
    Explanation
    CFCs, or chlorofluorocarbons, were commonly used in the production of foams. These chemicals were used as blowing agents to create the characteristic bubbles or cells in foam materials. However, due to their harmful effects on the ozone layer, the use of CFCs has been phased out in many countries. Therefore, the correct answer is "Foams" because CFCs were indeed used in the production of foams.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following in not a greenhouse gas?

    • A.

      Carbon dioxide

    • B.

      Methane

    • C.

      Ozone

    • D.

      Oxygen

    Correct Answer
    D. Oxygen
    Explanation
    Oxygen is not considered a greenhouse gas because it does not contribute significantly to the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere, causing the planet to warm. While oxygen is present in the atmosphere and is necessary for life, it does not have the same warming effect as greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and ozone.

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  • 10. 

    A hole (50% reduction) in the Antarctic ozone layer was first observed in the

    • A.

      1960's

    • B.

      1970's

    • C.

      1980' 1980's

    • D.

      1990's

    Correct Answer
    D. 1990's
    Explanation
    The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer was first observed in the 1980's.

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  • 11. 

    CFC's were used in

    • A.

      Propellants

    • B.

      Foams

    • C.

      Refrigeration

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    CFCs, or chlorofluorocarbons, were widely used in various applications including propellants, foams, and refrigeration. They were commonly used as propellants in aerosol products, in foam production for insulation and packaging materials, and as refrigerants in cooling systems. However, CFCs have been found to be harmful to the ozone layer and contribute to ozone depletion. As a result, their use has been phased out and replaced with more environmentally friendly alternatives. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as CFCs were indeed used in propellants, foams, and refrigeration.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following ultraviolet light mostly destroys the ozone

    • A.

      UVC

    • B.

      UVA

    • C.

      UVB

    • D.

      They are all equal

    Correct Answer
    C. UVB
    Explanation
    UVB is the ultraviolet light that mostly destroys the ozone. UVB rays have a shorter wavelength and higher energy compared to UVA rays. When UVB rays reach the Earth's atmosphere, they can break down ozone molecules in the ozone layer, leading to ozone depletion. This depletion allows more harmful UV radiation from the sun to reach the Earth's surface, increasing the risk of skin cancer, cataracts, and other health issues. UVC rays, on the other hand, are mostly absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere and do not significantly contribute to ozone depletion.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these greenhouse gases has the highest percentage composition in the atmosphere

    • A.

      Water Vapor

    • B.

      Carbon dioxide

    • C.

      Methane

    • D.

      Ozone

    Correct Answer
    A. Water Vapor
    Explanation
    Water vapor has the highest percentage composition in the atmosphere because it is the most abundant greenhouse gas. It is formed through the evaporation of water from bodies of water such as oceans, lakes, and rivers. Water vapor plays a crucial role in regulating the Earth's temperature by trapping heat and preventing it from escaping into space. While carbon dioxide, methane, and ozone are also greenhouse gases, their concentrations in the atmosphere are much lower compared to water vapor.

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  • 14. 

    60% of the CFC-12 will disappear from the atmosphere in about

    • A.

      55 years

    • B.

      116 years

    • C.

      174 years

    • D.

      210 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 116 years
    Explanation
    CFC-12 is a chlorofluorocarbon that is known to contribute to ozone depletion. The given answer of 116 years suggests that it takes this amount of time for 60% of the CFC-12 to disappear from the atmosphere. This indicates that the process of CFC-12 breakdown is relatively slow. The answer implies that it takes a significant amount of time for the CFC-12 molecules to degrade or be removed from the atmosphere through natural processes such as photolysis or chemical reactions.

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  • 15. 

    60% of CDC-11 will disappear from the atmosphere in about

    • A.

      55 years

    • B.

      116 years

    • C.

      173 years

    • D.

      210 years

    Correct Answer
    A. 55 years
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 55 years. This means that 60% of CDC-11 will be gone from the atmosphere in approximately 55 years. This suggests that CDC-11 has a relatively short lifespan in the atmosphere before it starts to break down or be removed through natural processes.

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  • 16. 

    Which type of UV radiation is needed to produce vitamine D

    • A.

      Uv A

    • B.

      Uv B

    • C.

      Uv C

    Correct Answer
    A. Uv A
    Explanation
    UV A radiation is not needed to produce vitamin D. UV B radiation is the type of UV radiation that is needed to produce vitamin D in the skin. When UV B rays from sunlight interact with a specific form of cholesterol in the skin, it triggers a series of chemical reactions that ultimately produce vitamin D. UV C radiation is mostly absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere and does not reach the surface, so it does not play a role in the production of vitamin D.

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  • 17. 

    The wavelength of a uv A radiation is

    • A.

      150-250 nm

    • B.

      280-320 nm

    • C.

      400-700 nm

    • D.

      800 - 1000m

    Correct Answer
    B. 280-320 nm
    Explanation
    UV A radiation refers to the long-wave ultraviolet radiation and falls within the range of 280-320 nm. This range is specifically associated with UV A radiation, which is capable of penetrating the Earth's atmosphere and reaching the surface. UV A radiation is less energetic than UV B and UV C radiation, but it still poses potential health risks such as premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer.

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  • 18. 

     Which type of uv radiation is responsible for the most DNA damage at the earth’s surface?

    • A.

      Uv A

    • B.

      Uv B

    • C.

      Uv C

    Correct Answer
    B. Uv B
    Explanation
    UV B radiation is responsible for the most DNA damage at the earth's surface. UV B radiation has a shorter wavelength and higher energy compared to UV A and UV C radiation. It is able to penetrate the outer layer of the skin and directly damage the DNA in skin cells. This can lead to mutations and potentially increase the risk of skin cancer. UV A radiation, on the other hand, has a longer wavelength and is less damaging to DNA, while UV C radiation is mostly absorbed by the ozone layer and does not reach the earth's surface in significant amounts.

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  • 19. 

    The wavelength of uv C radiation is

    • A.

      280-320nm

    • B.

      400-700nm

    • C.

      800-1000nm

    • D.

      250-290nm

    Correct Answer
    D. 250-290nm
    Explanation
    Ultraviolet (UV) C radiation has a wavelength range of 250-290nm. This range falls within the shorter wavelength end of the UV spectrum. UV C radiation is known to be highly energetic and has the potential to cause harm to living organisms, including damage to DNA and cells. Therefore, it is important to protect oneself from exposure to UV C radiation by using appropriate protective measures such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and protective clothing.

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  • 20. 

     Which UV radiation is mostly filtered by the atmosphere?

    • A.

      Uv A

    • B.

      Uv B

    • C.

      Uv C

    Correct Answer
    C. Uv C
    Explanation
    UV-C radiation is mostly filtered by the atmosphere. UV-C radiation has the shortest wavelength and highest energy, making it the most harmful type of UV radiation. However, it is almost completely absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere and does not reach the surface. UV-A and UV-B radiation, on the other hand, are partially filtered by the atmosphere and can reach the Earth's surface, causing various health effects such as sunburn, skin aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following on the electromagnetic spectrum has the lowest wavelength?

    • A.

      Microwaves

    • B.

      AM radio

    • C.

      Gamma rays

    • D.

      X rays

    Correct Answer
    C. Gamma rays
    Explanation
    Gamma rays have the lowest wavelength on the electromagnetic spectrum. Wavelength is inversely proportional to frequency, meaning that as the wavelength decreases, the frequency increases. Gamma rays have the shortest wavelength and highest frequency among the options given, making them the correct answer.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following on the spectrum has the highest wavelength?

    • A.

      Microwaves

    • B.

      Am radio

    • C.

      Gamma waves

    • D.

      X rays

    Correct Answer
    B. Am radio
    Explanation
    Am radio waves have the highest wavelength among the options given. The wavelength of a wave is the distance between two consecutive points in the wave that are in phase. The wavelength of a wave is inversely proportional to its frequency, meaning that as the wavelength increases, the frequency decreases. Am radio waves have a wavelength range of about 200 meters to 600 meters, which is much longer than the wavelengths of microwaves, gamma waves, and X-rays. Therefore, Am radio waves have the highest wavelength among the given options.

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  • 23. 

    Which color has the highest frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Violet

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    C. Violet
    Explanation
    Violet has the highest frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum. The electromagnetic spectrum consists of different colors, each with its own frequency. Frequency refers to the number of waves that pass a given point in a second. Violet light has the highest frequency among the given options, meaning it has the most waves passing through a point in a second compared to red, blue, and green.

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  • 24. 

    The ___ is the unit of frequency

    • A.

      Meter

    • B.

      Hertz

    • C.

      Second

    • D.

      Watt

    Correct Answer
    B. Hertz
    Explanation
    The unit of frequency is hertz. Hertz is used to measure the number of cycles or vibrations per second in a wave or oscillation. It is commonly used in physics, electronics, and telecommunications to describe the frequency of signals or waves.

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  • 25. 

    The __ is the unit of wavelength

    • A.

      Meter

    • B.

      Hertz

    • C.

      Second

    • D.

      Watt

    Correct Answer
    A. Meter
    Explanation
    The unit of wavelength is meter. Wavelength is a measure of the distance between two consecutive points in a wave, such as the distance between two peaks or two troughs. It is typically measured in meters, representing the physical length of the wave. Hertz is the unit of frequency, second is the unit of time, and watt is the unit of power. However, none of these units directly measure the wavelength of a wave.

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  • 26. 

    How many nanometers are in a:  Micron? / Millimeter? / Meter?

    • A.

      10^3 , 10^6 , 10^9

    • B.

      10^9 , 10^6, 10^3

    • C.

      10^6, 10^3, 10^9

    Correct Answer
    A. 10^3 , 10^6 , 10^9
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the conversion of different units to nanometers. A micron is equal to 10^3 nanometers, a millimeter is equal to 10^6 nanometers, and a meter is equal to 10^9 nanometers.

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  • 27. 

    Visible light has wavelengths in the range?

    • A.

      250-380 nm

    • B.

      400-680 nm

    • C.

      700-1250 nm

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 400-680 nm
    Explanation
    Visible light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that can be detected by the human eye. It is made up of different colors, each with a specific wavelength. The range of wavelengths that are visible to humans is between 400 and 680 nanometers (nm). This range includes colors like violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. Wavelengths below 400 nm are considered ultraviolet, while wavelengths above 680 nm are considered infrared. Therefore, the correct answer is 400-680 nm.

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  • 28. 

    Increased radiation in the range 288-290 nm may

    • A.

      Destroy corneal cells

    • B.

      Scar the conjuctiva

    • C.

      Cause cataracts

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Increased radiation in the range 288-290 nm can have harmful effects on the eyes. It can destroy corneal cells, leading to damage to the cornea. It can also scar the conjunctiva, which is the thin membrane that covers the white part of the eye. Additionally, this increased radiation can cause cataracts, which is the clouding of the lens in the eye, leading to vision impairment. Therefore, all of the given options are correct and can occur due to increased radiation in this specific range.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following is not a layer on the earth’s atmosphere?

    • A.

      Stratosphere

    • B.

      Troposphere

    • C.

      Mesosphere

    • D.

      Biosphere

    Correct Answer
    D. Biosphere
    Explanation
    The biosphere is not a layer in the Earth's atmosphere. The biosphere refers to the regions of the Earth where living organisms exist, including the land, water, and air. It encompasses all ecosystems and includes all living organisms. The layers of the Earth's atmosphere, on the other hand, refer to the different regions of gases that surround the planet, such as the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following is the farthest layer away from the earth’s surface?

    • A.

      Troposphere

    • B.

      Mesosphere

    • C.

      Exosphere

    • D.

      Stratosphere

    Correct Answer
    C. Exosphere
    Explanation
    The exosphere is the farthest layer away from the Earth's surface. It is located above the thermosphere and extends into outer space. This layer is characterized by extremely low density and high temperatures. It is where the Earth's atmosphere gradually merges with the vacuum of space. The exosphere is also the layer where satellites and other man-made objects orbit the Earth.

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  • 31. 

    Which is the most turbulent region in the earth’s atmosphere?

    • A.

      Troposphere

    • B.

      Mesosphere

    • C.

      Exosphere

    • D.

      Stratosphere

    Correct Answer
    A. Troposphere
    Explanation
    The troposphere is the most turbulent region in the earth's atmosphere. It is the lowest layer and extends from the Earth's surface up to about 10-15 kilometers. This layer is where weather phenomena such as clouds, storms, and wind occur. The mixing of warm and cold air masses in the troposphere creates turbulence, leading to the formation of clouds and precipitation. Additionally, the troposphere is influenced by the Earth's surface, which further contributes to its turbulent nature.

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  • 32. 

    99% of the UV radiation that reaches the earth's surface is uv B?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because only around 10% of the UV radiation that reaches the Earth's surface is UV-B. The majority of UV radiation that reaches the Earth is actually UV-A. UV-B radiation is responsible for causing sunburns and can be harmful to the skin and eyes, while UV-A radiation is less intense but can still contribute to skin aging and the development of skin cancer.

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  • 33. 

    In the stratosphere, air temperature increases with

    • A.

      Decreasing height

    • B.

      Increasing height

    • C.

      Increasing turbulence

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Increasing height
    Explanation
    In the stratosphere, air temperature increases with increasing height. This is because the stratosphere is located above the troposphere, where most weather phenomena occur. In the stratosphere, the temperature gradient is reversed, with higher altitudes being warmer than lower altitudes. This is due to the absorption of ultraviolet radiation by ozone molecules, which creates a temperature inversion. As one moves higher in the stratosphere, the concentration of ozone increases, leading to a rise in temperature with increasing height.

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  • 34. 

    In the troposphere, it is cooler higher up and

    • A.

      Cooler farther down

    • B.

      Warmer farther down

    • C.

      Non turbulence

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Warmer farther down
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "warmer farther down". This is because the troposphere is the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere, and temperature generally decreases with increasing altitude. However, near the Earth's surface, temperature tends to be warmer due to the absorption of heat from the sun and the Earth's surface. Therefore, as you move farther down in the troposphere, the temperature generally becomes warmer.

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  • 35. 

    Higher temperatures will change local and global ecosystems

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Higher temperatures can indeed have a significant impact on local and global ecosystems. As temperatures rise, it can lead to changes in precipitation patterns, melting of ice caps and glaciers, and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, droughts, and heatwaves. These changes can disrupt the delicate balance of ecosystems, affecting the distribution and abundance of plant and animal species, as well as the functioning of ecological processes. For example, rising temperatures can cause shifts in the timing of plant flowering and animal migration, which can have cascading effects on pollinators, herbivores, and predators. Overall, higher temperatures have the potential to cause widespread ecological disruptions and threaten biodiversity.

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  • 36. 

    The recent increase of the world average temperature correlates with the recent rise of the concentration of atmospheric

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Ozone

    • C.

      Sulfur Dioxide

    • D.

      Carbon dioxide

    Correct Answer
    D. Carbon dioxide
    Explanation
    The recent increase in the world average temperature can be attributed to the rise in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the Earth's atmosphere, leading to the greenhouse effect and subsequent global warming. As human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the concentration of this gas has been steadily increasing. This increase in carbon dioxide levels is directly linked to the observed rise in global temperatures.

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  • 37. 

    July and August are such hot months for the Northern Hemisphere because

    • A.

      The earth is closer to the sun

    • B.

      The moon is full

    • C.

      The northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun

    • D.

      The humidity is high

    Correct Answer
    C. The northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun
    Explanation
    During July and August, the Northern Hemisphere experiences hot weather because it is tilted towards the sun. This tilt causes the sun's rays to hit the Northern Hemisphere at a more direct angle, leading to increased solar radiation and higher temperatures.

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  • 38. 

    The earths axis is tilted to a line normal to the plane of the ellipse at an angle of

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      12.45

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      23.45

    Correct Answer
    D. 23.45
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 23.45. This angle represents the tilt of Earth's axis in relation to a line perpendicular to the plane of its orbit around the Sun. This tilt is responsible for the changing seasons on Earth as different parts of the planet receive varying amounts of sunlight throughout the year.

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  • 39. 

    The chemical symbol C6h12o6

    • A.

      Glucose

    • B.

      Sunlight

    • C.

      Carbon dioxide

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Glucose
    Explanation
    The chemical symbol C6H12O6 corresponds to glucose, which is a simple sugar and the main source of energy for living organisms. Glucose is a carbohydrate that is produced through photosynthesis in plants, using sunlight and carbon dioxide. It is then broken down in cells through cellular respiration to release energy. Therefore, the correct answer is glucose.

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  • 40. 

    Which of the following is considered as an example of a carbon cycle

    • A.

      Photosynthesis

    • B.

      Metabolism

    • C.

      Combustion

    • D.

      Sedimentation

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options mentioned in the question are considered examples of the carbon cycle. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose, thus removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Metabolism is the process by which organisms break down organic matter, releasing carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Combustion is the process of burning fossil fuels, releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Sedimentation is the process by which carbon-containing organic matter is buried and eventually becomes fossil fuels. Therefore, all of these processes contribute to the carbon cycle by either removing or releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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  • 41. 

    Atmospheric CO2 emits infrared radiation

    • A.

      Towards the sun

    • B.

      In all directions

    • C.

      Toward the earth

    Correct Answer
    B. In all directions
    Explanation
    Atmospheric CO2 emits infrared radiation in all directions because when CO2 molecules absorb energy from the sun, they become excited and then release this energy in the form of infrared radiation. This radiation is emitted in all directions because the CO2 molecules are constantly moving and colliding with other molecules in the atmosphere, causing the radiation to be scattered in various directions. This phenomenon contributes to the greenhouse effect, as the emitted infrared radiation can be absorbed by other greenhouse gases and trap heat in the atmosphere.

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  • 42. 

    Increased heat deaths, disease, and less portable water are likely consequences of

    • A.

      Increased UV radiation

    • B.

      Ionizing radiation

    • C.

      Global warming

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Global warming
    Explanation
    Global warming is likely to cause increased heat deaths, disease, and a decrease in portable water. As the Earth's temperature rises, extreme heat events become more frequent and intense, leading to heat-related illnesses and deaths. Global warming also contributes to the spread of diseases like malaria and dengue fever, as warmer temperatures create more favorable conditions for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Additionally, rising temperatures can lead to droughts and reduced water availability, making it harder for communities to access clean and portable water. Therefore, global warming is the most plausible explanation for the mentioned consequences.

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  • 43. 

    What percentage of all the people in the world live near the sea level

    • A.

      40%

    • B.

      50%

    • C.

      60%

    • D.

      70%

    Correct Answer
    C. 60%
    Explanation
    The answer is 60% because it is the highest percentage given among the options. This indicates that a majority of the world's population lives near sea level.

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  • 44. 

    Global warming may lead to

    • A.

      Intense draughts

    • B.

      More and stronger hurricanes

    • C.

      Increased flooding due to rising sea levels

    • D.

      An ice age

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Global warming is a phenomenon caused by the increase in greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere, primarily due to human activities. As the Earth's temperature rises, it leads to various consequences. Intense droughts occur because higher temperatures increase evaporation rates, causing water scarcity. More and stronger hurricanes are a result of warmer ocean temperatures, providing the energy needed for their formation. Rising sea levels, caused by melting ice caps and thermal expansion, contribute to increased flooding in coastal areas. While global warming itself does not cause an ice age, it can disrupt climate patterns and potentially trigger a cooling period. Therefore, all the mentioned consequences can be attributed to global warming.

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  • 45. 

    During photosynthesis, plants use oxygen and produce carbon dioxide

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During photosynthesis, plants use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. This process occurs in the chloroplasts of plant cells, where sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water are converted into glucose and oxygen. The glucose is used as a source of energy for the plant, while the oxygen is released into the atmosphere. Therefore, the given statement is false as plants do not use oxygen and produce carbon dioxide during photosynthesis.

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  • 46. 

    Rising in sea levels as a result of global warming can lead to

    • A.

      Less fresh water

    • B.

      More rainfall

    • C.

      Less mountain snow

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Rising sea levels due to global warming can result in less fresh water because as sea levels rise, saltwater intrudes into freshwater sources, contaminating them. Additionally, increased evaporation from warmer temperatures can lead to more rainfall. The melting of mountain snow is also accelerated by higher temperatures, resulting in less snow accumulation. Therefore, all of the given options are potential consequences of rising sea levels caused by global warming.

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  • 47. 

    By the year 2100, the rise in sea level is estimated to be about

    • A.

      One meter

    • B.

      Two meters

    • C.

      One-half meters

    • D.

      One and one half meters

    Correct Answer
    C. One-half meters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "One-half meters." This suggests that the estimated rise in sea level by the year 2100 is half a meter. This implies that there will be a significant increase in sea level, but not to the extent of one or two meters. The answer indicates that the rise will be moderate, but still enough to cause concern for coastal areas and low-lying regions.

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  • 48. 

    Which of the following states is not part of the MINK project?

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      Iowa

    • C.

      Kansas

    • D.

      Nebraska

    • E.

      Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    E. Minnesota
    Explanation
    The MINK project is a regional economic development initiative that aims to promote collaboration and growth among the states of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. Minnesota is not part of this project, as it is not geographically located within the MINK region.

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  • 49. 

    Glucose can be converted into other molecules such as?

    • A.

      Startch

    • B.

      Fats

    • C.

      Proteins

    • D.

      Enzymes

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Glucose, a simple sugar, can be converted into other molecules through various biochemical processes. It can be polymerized to form starch, a complex carbohydrate that serves as a storage form of glucose in plants. Glucose can also be used to synthesize fats, which are important for energy storage and insulation. Additionally, glucose can be utilized in protein synthesis, as it provides the necessary building blocks for amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Lastly, glucose is also involved in the production of enzymes, which are crucial for catalyzing biochemical reactions in the body. Therefore, all of the above options are correct.

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  • 50. 

     ____ does not fall under the MINK project category.

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      Iowa

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Kansas

    Correct Answer
    C. New York
    Explanation
    The MINK project category refers to a specific region or group of states, namely Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. New York is not included in this category, as it is not one of the states within the MINK project.

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