Science Grade 6: Atmosphere

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6th Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

The earth’s atmosphere is made up of various layers and the one closest to the earth, the troposphere. Did you know that the atmosphere is made up of more nitrogen than oxygen? If you said yes then you must have been attentive in class. Take up the quiz below and get to see if you remember a lot more from the topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the major chemical found in smog?
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      CFCS

    • C. 

      Ozone

  • 2. 
    ____________ is a form of oxygen with 3 oxygen atoms in each molecule.
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Ozone

    • C. 

      Oxygen

  • 3. 
    Increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere may lead to ________________
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • C. 

      Carbon monoxide poisoning

  • 4. 
    The ozone layer in the stratosphere absorbs __________________
    • A. 

      Ozone

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

  • 5. 
    The condition in which a layer of warmer air provents polluted air from rising and escaping is called a ________________
    • A. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • B. 

      Global warming

    • C. 

      Temperature inversion

  • 6. 
    One group of gases that is responsible for destroying ozone in the ozone layer is _________________________
    • A. 

      Chloroflurocarbons

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Ozone

  • 7. 
    Heat is trapped near the Earth's surface by the ____________________
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • C. 

      Ozone layer

  • 8. 
    Name the main layers of our atmosphere from Earth to space.
  • 9. 
  • 10. 
    Describe how an aneroid barometer is different from a mercury barometer.
  • 11. 
    Which of the following are gases that increase the greenhouse effect?
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Ozone

    • D. 

      Water vapor

  • 12. 
    The Earth's atmosphere contains about four times as much ____________ as ____________
  • 13. 
    Which is the layer of atmosphere in which weather occurs?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Exosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Ionosphere

  • 14. 
    The major source of photochemical smog is __________________________________.
  • 15. 
    Layers of the atmosphere are classified according to their position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Air in the atmosphere has pressure because _____________________________.
  • 17. 
    What is the formula for calculation the density of an object?
  • 18. 
    Water vapor is water in the form of ______________.
    • A. 

      Gas

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Liquid

  • 19. 
    The thick, brownish haze found when certain gases react in sunlight is ____________________________
  • 20. 
    Earths atmosphere is important to living things because:
  • 21. 
    Where is the ozone layer located?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Exosphere

    • C. 

      Upper atmosphere

    • D. 

      Lower atmosphere

  • 22. 
    ________________________ is the common indoor air pollutant which can endanger the life of people through second hand smoke.
  • 23. 
    The ozone layer protects people from too much ___________________
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Chemical radiation

  • 24. 
    ____________________ is an indoor air pollutant that is a colorless, odorless, gas that forms when wood, coal, oil or gas is completely burned.
    • A. 

      Cigarette smoke

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Carbon monoxide

  • 25. 
    Earth's atmosphere traps energy from the sun and allows water to exist as a _____________
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Gas

  • 26. 
    What are the two most abundant gases in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Water vapor

  • 27. 
    Instruments used to measure air pressure are called ____________________
    • A. 

      Anerometers

    • B. 

      Barometers

    • C. 

      Thermometers

  • 28. 
    The less mass in a given volume of air, the ________________ the air.
    • A. 

      Equally dense

    • B. 

      More dense

    • C. 

      Less dense

  • 29. 
    What happens to air pressure as you rise farther into the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      The air pressure increases

    • B. 

      The air pressure decreases

    • C. 

      The air pressure stays the same

  • 30. 
    The National Weather Service measures air pressure in units called _______________
  • 31. 
    What is the first layer of atmosphere an astronaut passes through during re-entry from space?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Iososphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Exosphere