Science Units 10 & 11

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10th Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

Grade 10, science, block B, preparing for my science test on KMT, Energy, etc.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the largest man-made source of Green House Gases?
    • A. 

      Transportation

    • B. 

      Industry

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Experiments

    • E. 

      Other

  • 2. 
    What are the Earth's three main energy sources?
    • A. 

      Solar energy, Green House Gases, radioactive isotopes

    • B. 

      Solar energy, residual thermal energy, gases trapped in the troposphere

    • C. 

      Solar energy, moons reflections, radioactive isotopes

    • D. 

      Solar energy, residual thermal energy, decay of underground radioactive elements

  • 3. 
    Which type of ray is harmful and on which side of the spectrum?
    • A. 

      Gamma and on the right side

    • B. 

      Gamma and on the left side

    • C. 

      Visible light and in the middle

    • D. 

      TV waves and on the right side

    • E. 

      TV waves and on the left side

  • 4. 
    Fill out the chart: Fahrenheit Celsius Kelvin Absolute Zero       Water Freezes       Water Boils      
  • 5. 
    Define the term Albedo
  • 6. 
    Define the term Prevailing winds
  • 7. 
    Define wind
    • A. 

      Movement of air from an area of low pressure to an area of high pressure

    • B. 

      Gravitational pull by the moon causing the air on earth to move a certain way

    • C. 

      Movement of air

    • D. 

      Movement of air from an area of low concentration to an area of high albedo

    • E. 

      Movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

  • 8. 
    Name the order from closest to Earth to farthest
    • A. 

      Troposphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, stratosphere, exosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere

    • C. 

      Exosphere, stratosphere, troposphere, mesosphere, thermosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, exosphere

    • E. 

      Troposphere, stratosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, exosphere

  • 9. 
    Where is the Aurora Borealis found?
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Exosphere

    • E. 

      Stratosphere

  • 10. 
    What is air made out of?
  • 11. 
    What are the two gases that make up 99% of the air?
    • A. 

      Nitrogen and Carbon

    • B. 

      Helium and Carbon

    • C. 

      Oxygen and Carbon

    • D. 

      Oxygen and Nitrogen

    • E. 

      Hydrogen and Helium

  • 12. 
    Which 'sphere' is meteors found?
    • A. 

      Exosphere

    • B. 

      Troposphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

    • E. 

      Atmosphere

  • 13. 
    Whats in the troposphere?
    • A. 

      Dust, H20, solar radiation, ozone layer

    • B. 

      Dry air, ozone, meteors, pollution

    • C. 

      Dry air, oxygen, water vapor, thermal energy

    • D. 

      Pollution, dust, thermal energy, merge with outer space

    • E. 

      Water vapor, solar radiation, thermal energy, pollution

  • 14. 
    Is the thermosphere hot or cold?
    • A. 

      Hot

    • B. 

      Cold

    • C. 

      Average, 0 C

  • 15. 
    Is the exosphere hot or cold?
    • A. 

      Hot

    • B. 

      Cold

    • C. 

      Average, 0 C

  • 16. 
    Is the mesosphere hot or cold?
    • A. 

      Cold

    • B. 

      Hot

    • C. 

      Average, 0 C

  • 17. 
    What moves air and thermal energy throughout the troposphere?
  • 18. 
    Explain how a barometer works
  • 19. 
    Any warm thing is low what?
    • A. 

      Density

    • B. 

      Concentration

    • C. 

      Pressure

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 20. 
    What is a Chinook?
    • A. 

      A burst of cool air in the Prairies

    • B. 

      A burst of hot temperatures in the Prairies

    • C. 

      A burst of BC air in the Prairies and Mari-times

    • D. 

      A burst of hot wind in the Coastal regions

    • E. 

      A long drought of hot air all over the interior

  • 21. 
    A warm front is when...
    • A. 

      Warm air replaces cold air and so precipitation results

    • B. 

      Warm air replaces cold air and winds carry the air onto the ocean

    • C. 

      Prevailing winds

    • D. 

      Chinook being carried by prevailing winds

    • E. 

      Cold air replaces warm air and so precipitation results

  • 22. 
    A high pressure weather system would result in what type of weather developing over a geographic area?
    • A. 

      Tornado

    • B. 

      Clear skies

    • C. 

      Hurricane

    • D. 

      Windy

    • E. 

      Rainy weather

  • 23. 
    In which layer is the ozone layer found?
    • A. 

      Exosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere

    • E. 

      Thermosphere

  • 24. 
    Ice core data have been used to measure the amounts of which type of gas?
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Nitrogen

    • E. 

      Water vapour

  • 25. 
    An increase in GHG in the atmosphere will...
    • A. 

      No effect on Earth

    • B. 

      Make temperatures fluctuate

    • C. 

      Decrease temperatures on Earth

    • D. 

      Increase temperatures on Earth

    • E. 

      Create frequent earthquakes

  • 26. 
    An El Nino is...
    • A. 

      Cool temperatures in BC

    • B. 

      Cool temperatures in California

    • C. 

      Warm temperatures in BC

    • D. 

      Warm temperatures in California

  • 27. 
    A La Nina is...
    • A. 

      Cool temperatures in BC

    • B. 

      Cool temperatures in California

    • C. 

      Warm temperatures in BC

    • D. 

      Warm temperatures in California

  • 28. 
    The remains of ancient marine creatures are composed of...
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • C. 

      Calcium carbonate

    • D. 

      Calcium carbonite

    • E. 

      Sodium carbonate

  • 29. 
    Catastrophic events can affect climate how?
    • A. 

      By increasing the temperatures in the troposphere

    • B. 

      By decreasing the temperatures in the troposphere

    • C. 

      By decreasing carbon dioxide emissions

    • D. 

      By increasing carbon dioxide emissions

    • E. 

      By creating humans!!!!! mwahahaha

  • 30. 
    What is the difference between a carbon sink and a carbon source?
    • A. 

      Carbon sink- removes carbon carbon source- adds carbon

    • B. 

      Carbon sink- adds carbon carbon source- removes carbon

    • C. 

      Carbon source and sink are the same thing

    • D. 

      Carbon source is found only in the ocean, carbon sink is found only on land

    • E. 

      Carbon sink- the pink lining around your bathtub carbon source- the light-weight running shoes at Source for Sports

  • 31. 
    What do paleoclimatogists do?
    • A. 

      Study fossils

    • B. 

      Study ice core samples to discover ancient green house gases

    • C. 

      Gathers information about ice core samples, and fossils and the type of gases inside of them

    • D. 

      Gathers information about fossils and oil pockets, finding the most efficient way to produce machinery

  • 32. 
    The combined effects of ______, _______, and _______ of Earth's orbit can be linked to the cooling of the global climate in the past and the cause of ice ages.
  • 33. 
    ____________ describes the average weather conditions of the atmosphere in a large region over 30 years or more.
  • 34. 
    Earth's orbit is ______.
  • 35. 
    Three examples that the Earth is undergoing climate change.