Midterm 1 - Quiz 4

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 53

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Midterm Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is testing knowledge of the atmosphere and convection cells.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Tidal locking" means:
    • A. 

      The tides on the Earth occur at the same time everyday.

    • B. 

      The tides on the Moon occur at the same time every (Earth) day.

    • C. 

      The rotation period and the revolution period of the Earth are equal.

    • D. 

      The rotation period and the revolution period of the Moon are equal.

  • 2. 
    The "escape speed" means:
    • A. 

      How fast air escapes from the surface of a planet/moon.

    • B. 

      How fast air escapes from the rock of a planet/moon.

    • C. 

      The speed a body needs to escape the pull of gravity.

    • D. 

      How fast water (vapor) escapes from the ocean (to form clouds).

  • 3. 
    Air on a planet/moon leaves the planet/moon when:
    • A. 

      It "escapes" the pull of gravity.

    • B. 

      It no longer "falls back" to the planet/moon.

    • C. 

      Some of the air molecules have a speed comparable to the escape speed.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    All surface features on Earth, even Mt. Everest, lie totally within the:
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Ionosphere

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Hot air rises in the troposphere because of:
    • A. 

      Turbulance

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Radiation

  • 6. 
    Convection cells are a natural result of:
    • A. 

      Localized surface heating.

    • B. 

      Warm air being less dense than cool air.

    • C. 

      Buoyancy.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The greenhouse effect blocks(reflects):
    • A. 

      Short wavelength(visible) light from the Sun.

    • B. 

      Long wavelength(infrared) light from the Earth.

    • C. 

      Short wavelength(visible) light from the Moon and stars.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    An extensive "ozone hole" has been observed:
    • A. 

      Over the northern polar regions.

    • B. 

      Over the southern polar regions.

    • C. 

      Over North America and Europe.

    • D. 

      Over South America and Africa.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Global warming from the greenhouse effect is (most closely) related to:
    • A. 

      Human technology release of chlorofluorocarbons.

    • B. 

      Human technology release of carbon dioxide.

    • C. 

      Human technology formation of high altitude clouds.

    • D. 

      Human technology year-round farming techniques.

  • 10. 
    It is most important that there is sufficient ozone in the atmosphere to block:
    • A. 

      Harmful radio waves(radiation) from the Sun.

    • B. 

      Harmful infrared(IR) radiation from the Sun.

    • C. 

      Harmful ultraviolet(UV) radiation from the Sun.

    • D. 

      Harmful bursts of cosmic rays from the Sun.

    • E. 

      All of the above