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Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 17: The Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it possible to reach your hand into the oven without injury, but harmful to touch the pan inside it?

Question 2 2. Why is the temperature drastically different between the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon?

Question 3 3. Which statement is NOT true about all forms of radiation?

Question 4 4. About how far does the atmosphere extend above Earth's surface?

Question 5 5. What causes auroras?

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Question 6 6. What is the term that describes the fluid motion of hot air rising or cool air sinking?

Question 7 7. How is the summer solstice different from winter solstice?

Question 8 8. The oven in your house uses convection to heat food. This means that _____.

Question 9 9. Which gas is the second most common one in our atmosphere?

Question 10 10. Most of the atmospheric mass on Earth falls below what altitude?

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Question 11 11. The initial Montreal Protocol of 1987 vowed to reduce CFC production by _____.

Question 12 12. Which is FALSE about greenhouse gases?

Question 13 13. The total amount of sunlight Earth receives each day _____.

Question 14 14. Which is NOT true about the stratosphere?

Question 15 15. Why do your ears pop when riding a roller coaster?

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Question 16 16. Which statement is NOT true about insulation?

Question 17 17. Which is true about the exosphere?

Question 18 18. The layer where all life occurs is called the

Question 19 19. Which is true about ozone?

Question 20 20. A _____ system usually produces more clouds because it causes air to _____, forming clouds.

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Question 21 21. Which factor is a measurement of the amount of water in the air, measured as a percentage using a hygrometer?

Question 22 22. We see and hear a lot of reporting about the dangers of greenhouse gases. What receives little coverage are the benefits of having greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. What is the value of having greenhouse gases in small amounts?

Question 23 23. What is required in order for CFCs to break down ozone?

Question 24 24. Which statement is true about the gases in the 'other' category?

Question 25 25. Select the concentration of ozone that is naturally found in the stratosphere.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is FALSE about winter in the Northern Hemisphere?

Question 27 27. Why are the polar regions cooler than the equator?

Question 28 28. How is ozone that is found in the troposphere considered harmful?

Question 29 29. On what basis were S. Rowland and M. Molina chosen for the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry?

Question 30 30. What causes wind?

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 17: The Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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