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Do you know what gas makes up the most of Earth’s atmosphere? What are the gas giants in our Solar system? Check out our online atmosphere quizzes to test yourself and learn more about the atmosphere with every question you attempt.
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Welcome to The Earth's Atmosphere General Knowledge Quiz! The troposphere is the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to the earth. The atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and smaller amounts of argon,...

Questions: 21  |  Attempts: 18509   |  Last updated: Dec 21, 2020
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    What is the atmospheric layer closest to the ground?

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Questions: 24  |  Attempts: 1832   |  Last updated: Nov 27, 2017
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    What is the atmospheric layer closest to the ground?

The atmosphere is made up of various gasses, some are harmful where as others are beneficial to us in one-way or another. Having discussed properties of the atmosphere fully you are now capable of answering this quiz....

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 892   |  Last updated: Aug 29, 2018
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    Which of the following is needed for the combustion of substances?

This is a short quiz on the layers of the atmosphere. The earth’s atmosphere is made up of different layers that have their own distinct characteristics. Do you think you understood them and can name them correctly too?...

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 5537   |  Last updated: Jan 29, 2021
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    What is the first layer of the Earths Atmosphere?

The questions on this assessment address the Heating the Atmosphere learning target.

Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 208   |  Last updated: Jan 29, 2013
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    What causes heat, or the transfer of energy from one object to another? 
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What characteristic(s) of CFCs make them more likely to reach the stratosphere than most other compounds containing chlorine?
CFCs, or chlorofluorocarbons, contain refrigerants. This means the answer is answer A: refrigerants that contain chlorine but not hydrogen are so stable that they do not break down in the lower atmosphere after being released. The chlorine or bromine
What happens to temperature as you go higher in the troposphere?
You both repeated the question and still got the same wrong answer. I hope that a car may find itself atop your chest with studded wheels.
How is the atmosphere of a planet affected by the rotation rate?
A faster rotation rate produces stronger winds. This is the same reason that you have to spin a bottle very fast to create a whirlpool in the liquid. This is a good visual tactic to see how rotation rate affects winds; the swirling water acts as the
What is the difference between Global Warming and Global Dimming?
Global Warming is caused by the effects of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which results in a gradual rise in the average temperature of the Earth. In other words, global warming is a sustained increase in global temperature. Global dimming is ca
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