Atmosphere And Air Pressure Review

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Atmosphere And Air Pressure Review

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which element is most abundant in Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon

    • D. 

      Helium

  • 2. 
    Which layer of Earth's atmosphere contains a majority of the clouds?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 3. 
    Airplanes fly in which layer(s) of the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere and stratosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere and mesophere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere and troposphere

  • 4. 
    Which layer of the atmosphere protects us from meteors?
    • A. 

      Ionosphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 5. 
    As altitude increases, the air pressure...
    • A. 

      Decreases

    • B. 

      Does not change

    • C. 

      Stays the same

    • D. 

      Increases

  • 6. 
    A man hiked to the top of Mount Rogers, the highest point in Virginia.  As he climbed, what happened? 
    • A. 

      The thermal energy was increasing

    • B. 

      The altitude of the mountain was decreasing

    • C. 

      The temperature of the atmosphere was decreasing

    • D. 

      The pressure of the atmosphere was increasing

  • 7. 
    What would be the forecast for an area experiencing high barometric pressure?
    • A. 

      Sunny

    • B. 

      Stormy

    • C. 

      Rainy

    • D. 

      Windy

  • 8. 
    A low reading on a barometer is associated with what?
    • A. 

      Stormy weather

    • B. 

      Dry weather

    • C. 

      Hot weather

    • D. 

      Fair weather

  • 9. 
    The layers of the atmosphere are classified according to what?
    • A. 

      Altitude

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Humidity

    • D. 

      Air pressure

  • 10. 
    Carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere is known as what?
    • A. 

      The ozone layer

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      The greenhouse effect

    • D. 

      Smog

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