Evolution of the Atmosphere Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Greenhouse Effect _____.

Question 2 2. When does global warming occur?

Question 3 3. How is the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere linked to the concentration of carbon dioxide?

Question 4 4. When do scientists believe that we first began to significantly alter the climate?

Question 5 5. What is climate?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas?

Question 7 7. How long should you track weather patterns to determine a region's climate?

Question 8 8. It's April in the Ukraine, and you're sick of this snow. The snow has been sitting around for months. You long for the thaw of spring, and the warmth of summer. What type of climate are you in?

Question 9 9. On vacation you drive through Death Valley in California. It's sweltering outside, and you notice the ground has little vegetation as it rarely rains here. What type of climate are you in?

Question 10 10. Which of the following describes CLIMATE?

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Question 11 11. How do sunspots affect the amount of solar radiation we receive on Earth?

Question 12 12. What causes volcanoes and earthquakes?

Question 13 13. Earth's ancient atmosphere was largely filled with_____that was _____

Question 14 14. Most of air today is composed of:

Question 15 15. Air is:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a piece of evidence that leads us to the conclusion that climate change is caused by humans?

Question 17 17. Why do people doubt that humans are the cause of climate change?

Question 18 18. Can global warming increase snowfall? Why or why not?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a source of the greenhouse gas methane?

Question 20 20. Climate change is expected to change a lot of things about how Earth functions. What will not be affected?

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Question 21 21. Which is NOT a greenhouse gas that may be contributing to climate change?

Question 22 22. Fill in the blank: The Sun's output varies on a/an _____ year cycle.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT part of the cause of Milankovich cycles?

Question 24 24. Why is understanding natural cycles important for understanding human-caused climate change?

Question 25 25. Which of the following are responsible for local, as opposed to global, climate change?

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Question 26 26. Increased atmospheric turbidity leads to what?

Question 27 27. What is the greenhouse effect?

Question 28 28. Which of these choices demonstrates the significance of the troposphere?

Question 29 29. Which of these answer choices best describes the thermosphere?

Question 30 30. Only two markers of human activity are evident in the stratosphere. They are indicated by _____ .

Evolution of the Atmosphere Chapter Exam Instructions

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