Physical Science Module 3

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Physical Science Module Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The mass of air surrounding a planet is known as:
    • A. 

      Humidity

    • B. 

      Fog

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Greenhouse effect

  • 2. 
    An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure is known as a:
    • A. 

      Micrometer

    • B. 

      Humidity Gauge

    • C. 

      Thermometer

    • D. 

      Barometer

  • 3. 
    The lower layer of earth's atmosphere, which exists from ground level to roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level, is known as:
    • A. 

      Heterosphere

    • B. 

      Homosphere

    • C. 

      Ozone

    • D. 

      Heat index

  • 4. 
    The upper layer of earth's atmosphere, which exists higher than roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level, is known as:
    • A. 

      Heterosphere

    • B. 

      Ozone

    • C. 

      Homosphere

    • D. 

      Aurora Borealis

  • 5. 
    Narrow bands of high-speed winds that circle the earth, blowing from west to east is known as:
    • A. 

      Straight Line Winds

    • B. 

      Tornadoes

    • C. 

      Jet Streams

    • D. 

      Gulf Streams

  • 6. 
    Energy that is transferred as a consequence of temperature differences is known as:
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Cold

    • C. 

      Gas

    • D. 

      Water vapor

  • 7. 
    A measure of the energy of random motion in a substance's molecules is known as:
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Humidity

    • D. 

      Vibration

  • 8. 
    If you want to study weather, which region of the atmosphere would you study?
    • A. 

      Exosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

    • E. 

      Troposphere

  • 9. 
    If you want to study the ozone layer, which region of the atmosphere would you study?
    • A. 

      Exosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

    • E. 

      Troposphere

  • 10. 
    If a sample of air is predominately oxygen, it most likely came from the homosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which regions of the atmosphere are in the homosphere?
    • A. 

      Exosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere, Troposphere, Exosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere, Exosphere, Troposphere

  • 12. 
    Which regions of the atmosphere are in the heterosphere?
    • A. 

      Exosphere, Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere, Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere, Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere, Exosphere

  • 13. 
    A barometer develops a leak in the column which is supposed to be free of air.  As air seeps into the column, what will happen to the height of the liquid in that column?
    • A. 

      The height of the column will increase.

    • B. 

      The height of the column will decrease.

    • C. 

      There will be no change in the height of the column.

  • 14. 
    In what region(s) of the homosphere does temperature increase with increasing altitude?
    • A. 

      Exosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

    • E. 

      Troposphere

  • 15. 
    The "ozone hole" is a seasonal phenomenon that exists mostly at the South Pole with the aid of the Polar Vortex.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    We all know that ice melts because of heat.  Is it correct to say that ice also freezes because of heat?
    • A. 

      No, heat cannot freeze water.

    • B. 

      Depends upon the initial degree of heat in the water.

    • C. 

      Yes, because heat is energy that is being transferred from the water to the surroundings.

  • 17. 
    If you were able to measure the speed of the molecules in the air while you were traveling up through the troposphere, would the speed of the molecules increase, decrease, or stay the same as your altitude increased?
    • A. 

      Increase

    • B. 

      Decrease

    • C. 

      Stay the same

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