The Atmosphere

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The Atmosphere

Conceptual Physics Chapter 20 : Gases Section 1 : The Atmosphere


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What would happen without the Earth's gravity?
    • A. 

      The atmosphere would cool and end up as matter on the ground.

    • B. 

      The atmosphere would fly off into the outer space.

    • C. 

      The gaseous state of the atmosphere would change into a liquid state.

    • D. 

      The atmosphere's motion would slow down.

  • 2. 
    Had it not been for the __________ , the atmosphere would have frozen. 
  • 3. 
    Like the ocean, Earth's atmosphere has an indefinite surface. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The density of Earth's atmosphere __________
    • A. 

      Decreases with altitude just as the ocean's density decreases with depth.

    • B. 

      Increases with altitude just as the ocean's density increases with depth.

    • C. 

      Stays the same at any altitude just as the ocean's uniform density.

    • D. 

      Decreases with altitude unlike the ocean's uniform density at any depth.

    • E. 

      Increases with altitude unlike the ocean's uniform density at any depth.

  • 5. 
    __________ is the most plentiful element in the universe.
  • 6. 
    With altitude, the atmosphere's temperature decreases infinitely. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If Earth were an apple, the skin of this apple would be the __________ .
  • 8. 
    The density of gas in the vacuous regions of interplanetary space is one molecule per cm 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is true about someone who is at an altitude of 30 km?
    • A. 

      The ozone layer is above him.

    • B. 

      The ozone layer is below him.

    • C. 

      The atmosphere's percentages below and above him are roughly the same.

    • D. 

      Almost, all the atmosphere is below him.