Weather & Climate / Chapter 1

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  1. The word for distance above sea level, or elevation, is ________

    a density
    b ozone
    c altitude
    altitude
  2. Earth's atmosphere is important to living things because it _______

    a provides all the gases that living things need to survive
    b maintains a constant humidity
    c contains dust and other particles
    provides all the gases that living things need to survive
  3. The layer of atmosphere where weather occurs is ____

    a mesosphere
    b troposhere
    c stratosphere
    troposphere
  4. What percent of the atmosphere is made up of oxygen?

    a 21%
    b 1%
    c 78%
    21%
  5. Where is the ozone layer found?

    a stratosphere
    b mesosphere
    c troposphere
    stratosphere
  6. Harmful substances in the air, water, or soil are called ____

    a acid rain
    b smog
    c pollutants
    pollutants
  7. Water vapor is water in the form of ______

    a crystals
    b gas
    c steam
    gas
  8. What is ozone?

    A a form of oxygen with 2 oxygen atoms in each molecule
    B a form of oxygen with 3 oxygen atoms in each molecule
    C a form of nitrogen with 3 nitrogen atoms in each molecule
    A form of oxygen with 3 oxygen atoms in each molecule
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. How does air pollution affect human health.

    a causes lung problems
    b causes breath problems
    c both of the above
    both of the above
  10. What do we call the instruments used to measure air pressure?

    a barometers
    b thermometers
    c hygrometers
    barometers
  11. Name the 4 main layers in our atmosphere starting from Earth to space.
    troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere
  12. What layer of the atmosphere protects Eart from being hit by most meteroids?
    mesosphere
  13. Earth's atmosphere traps energy from the sun, which _____

    a allows most of Earth's surface to be warm
    b allows ozone to form easily
    c causes meteors to burn up
    allows most of Earth's surface to be warm
  14. As you increase your altitude in a hot air balloon, or by climbing a mountain, the air pressure______

    a increases
    b decreases
    c doesn't change
    decreases
  15. The ozone layer protects living things on Earth from ___

    a infrared rays
    b carbon dioxide
    c ultraviolet radiation
    ultraviolet radiation
  16. Most air pollution comes from ______

    a forest fires
    b human activities
    c volcanic eruptions
    human activities
  17. The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place is called _____

    a temperature
    b climate
    c weather
    weather
  18. What are the 2 most abundant gases in the atmosphere?
    nitrogen and oxygen
  19. What is the atmosphere?

    a the layer in which weather occurs
    b the layer that contains the ozone layer
    c the layer of gases that surrounds Earth
    the layer of gases that surrounds Earth
  20. When climbing a high mountain, you get out of breath easily because _______

    a there is less oxygen in each cubic meter of air
    b the percentage of oxygen in the air decreases
    c air pressure is greater
    there is less oxygen in each cubic meter of air
  21. What does acid rain do to plants?

    a makes them grow faster
    b nothing
    c weakens the leaves
    weakens the leaves
  22. One source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is ____

    a rain
    b burning fuels
    c trees
    burning fuels
  23. If there were no plants, then _______

    a oxygen in the atmosphere would increase
    b carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would increase
    c carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would decrease
    carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would increase
  24. Two different units used to measure air pressure are _______

    a inches & feet
    b grams & liters
    c inches & millibars
    inches & millibars
  25. What are the 3 properties of air?
    mass, density, & pressure

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