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Earth's Atmosphere, Weather & Climate Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is climate change?

Question 2 2. Why do people doubt that humans are the cause of climate change?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a piece of evidence that leads us to the conclusion that climate change is caused by humans?

Question 4 4. The process that helped increase the levels of oxygen on Earth is known as:

Question 5 5. The atmosphere on Earth, by way of global warming, is changing mainly as a result of:

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Question 6 6. Most of air today is composed of:

Question 7 7. The movement of continents over the earth's surface influences climate by which of the following?

Question 8 8. What is capable of impacting climate by holding heat in the atmosphere?

Question 9 9. Where is a rain shadow effect most likely to occur?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is FALSE about winter in the Northern Hemisphere?

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Question 11 11. The total amount of sunlight Earth receives each day _____.

Question 12 12. How is the summer solstice different from winter solstice?

Question 13 13. Where does the Gulf Stream travel?

Question 14 14. What are the two primary natural phenomena that impact earth's climate the most?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT released by a volcano during an eruption?

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Question 16 16. In which direction do ocean currents travel?

Question 17 17. What is wind?

Question 18 18. How does the sun power the wind?

Question 19 19. What type of reactions occur in the Sun to produce light energy?

Question 20 20. Meat comes from animals. How do animals get their energy from the Sun?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following living things gets its energy directly from the Sun?

Question 22 22. What are the largest reservoirs for carbon on Earth?

Question 23 23. In what ways can nitrogen gas be broken down into nutrients for plants?

Question 24 24. Which is not a way carbon can return to the atmosphere?

Question 25 25. How does sleet form?

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Question 26 26. Which process is the dominant form of precipitation formation in warmer clouds?

Question 27 27. What are two ingredients of the Bergeron process?

Question 28 28. What is the general direction of the tradewinds in the northern hemisphere?

Question 29 29. What is the intertropic convergence zone or ITCZ?

Question 30 30. Which of the circulation cells moves in an opposite direction to the other two cells?

Earth's Atmosphere, Weather & Climate Chapter Exam Instructions

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