The Atmosphere And Climate Change

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  • 1. 
    What is the atmospheric layer closest to the ground?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 2. 
    What layer of the  atmosphere has the aurora borealis in it?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 3. 
    What layer has the  ozone layer in it?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 4. 
    What is the coldest layer in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 5. 
    What  is the most common gas in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Methane

  • 6. 
    What gas makes up around 21% of our atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Methane

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 7. 
    What happens to temperature as you go higher in the troposphere?
    • A. 

      It gets hotter

    • B. 

      It gets colder

    • C. 

      It stays the same

    • D. 

      It is always changing

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an example of heat transfer by radiation?
    • A. 

      A pan sitting on a hot burner

    • B. 

      The Sun heating the Earth

    • C. 

      Hot air lifting a balloon off the ground

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of heat transfer by conduction?
    • A. 

      A pan sitting on a hot burner

    • B. 

      The Sun heating the Earth

    • C. 

      Hot air lifting a balloon off the ground

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is an example of heat transfer by convection?
    • A. 

      A pan sitting on a hot burner

    • B. 

      The Sun heating the Earth

    • C. 

      Hot air lifting a balloon off the ground

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Why is the ozone layer beneficial to humans?
    • A. 

      It gets rid of harmful gases like carbon dioxide.

    • B. 

      It provides a form of oxygen with three atoms that helps us breathe better.

    • C. 

      It increases the greenhouse effect so we can grow plants.

    • D. 

      It filters out incoming ultraviolet radiation.

  • 12. 
    The process by which the atmosphere traps heat is called what?
    • A. 

      The greenhouse effect

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      The Coriolis Effect

    • D. 

      Convection

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding warm and cool air?
    • A. 

      Warm air is more dense than cool air, so it rises.

    • B. 

      Cool air is less dense than warm air, so it rises.

    • C. 

      Warm air is less dense than cool air, so it sinks.

    • D. 

      Cool air is more dense than warm air, so it sinks.

  • 14. 
    The condition of the Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place is known as _____________________.
    • A. 

      Weather

    • B. 

      Atmosphere

    • C. 

      Water vapor

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is made up of three molecules of oxygen?
    • A. 

      Ozone

    • B. 

      Nitogen oxide

    • C. 

      Sulfuric acid

  • 16. 
    As altitude increases, density decreases
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
     How does radiation travel through space?
    • A. 

      Energy travels in a straight line.

    • B. 

      Energy travels in a zig zag line.

    • C. 

      Energy travels as waves.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following best describes the greenhouse effect ?
    • A. 

      The warming of the earth's surface and lower atmosphere occurs when carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor and other greenhouse gases absorb and reradiate infrared radiation.

    • B. 

      The warming of the earth's surface and lower atmosphere of Earth occur when oxygen and nitrogen absorb and reradiate reradiate infrared radiation.

    • C. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are not a greenhouse gases?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide and water vapor.

    • B. 

      Methane and nitrous oxide.

    • C. 

      Nitrogen and oxygen.

  • 20. 
    Venus has an atmosphere made up of 97% carbon dioxide. What type of temperatures would you expect to find in Venus?
    • A. 

      Extremely Low temperatures.

    • B. 

      Extremely High temperatures.

    • C. 

      Average, livable temperatures.

  • 21. 
    What would be the result of deforestation?
    • A. 

      An increase in carbon dioxide.

    • B. 

      A decrease in carbon dioxide.

    • C. 

      No effect

  • 22. 
    What happens to the temperature as pressure increases?
    • A. 

      As pressure increases, temperature increases

    • B. 

      As pressure increases, temperature decreases

    • C. 

      As pressure increases there is no change in temperature

  • 23. 
    Air in the ________ is warmed by heat from the Earth's surface.
    • A. 

      Troposhere

    • B. 

      Exosphere

    • C. 

      Stratoshere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 24. 
    _________ is the transfer of heat by the flow of a heated material.
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Absorption

  • 25. 
    The Greenhouse Effect is a natural process which allows Earth's atmosphere to trap heat and keep the Earth's temperature at a habitable level. This occurs because greenhouse gases in the atmosphere prevent infrared radiation from escaping the atmosphere, producing a global warming effect. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere include: (choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Water Vapor

    • B. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      Oxygen

    • E. 

      Argon

    • F. 

      Nitrous Oxide

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