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The Atmosphere and the Environment Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In the U.S., the effects of acid deposition are mainly felt in the _____, even though much of the pollution comes from _____.

Question 2 2. The Greenhouse Effect _____.

Question 3 3. How are primary pollutants different from secondary pollutants?

Question 4 4. How are primary pollutants compared to secondary pollutants?

Question 5 5. Which is true about the exosphere?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements about ozone is FALSE?

Question 7 7. About how far does the atmosphere extend above Earth's surface?

Question 8 8.

Part of the Clean Air Act legislation of 1970 is reproduced as follows:

It sets limits on emissions and standards for air quality, provided funding for pollution control research but prevents citizens to sue those who violate the standards. The standards set forth in this legislation by the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, identified six pollutants.

Which part is wrongly reproduced?

Question 9 9. Different parts of Earth are different temperatures because _____.

Question 10 10. What is the best way to prevent indoor air pollution from radon gas in developed countries?

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Question 11 11. Which is NOT a source of air pollution?

Question 12 12. Where is a rain shadow effect most likely to occur?

Question 13 13. Acids are defined as _____.

Question 14 14. All of the following statements are true about the enhanced greenhouse effect, EXCEPT that it _____.

Question 15 15. Jennifer and her co-workers moved to a new office location a couple of months ago. Since that time, several of them have been experiencing headaches, itchy eyes, nausea, and coughing whenever they are in the building during work hours. Jennifer and her co-workers may be suffering from _____.

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Question 16 16. The Kyoto protocol of 1997

Question 17 17. The EPA was created in

Question 18 18. Six types of air pollutants were identified by the EPA because they _____.

Question 19 19. What is required in order for CFCs to break down ozone?

Question 20 20. Typically, which of the following is NOT a source of indoor air pollution in developed countries?

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Question 21 21. Most of the atmospheric mass on Earth falls below what altitude?

Question 22 22. How much have sea levels risen in the past 100 years?

Question 23 23. Which gas is the second most common one in our atmosphere?

Question 24 24. Why is the temperature drastically different between the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon?

Question 25 25. How is the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere linked to the concentration of carbon dioxide?

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Question 26 26. Which is a reason that air pollution in developing countries is not controlled as it is in developed ones?

Question 27 27. Which is FALSE about air pollution?

Question 28 28. The initial Montreal Protocol of 1987 vowed to reduce CFC production by _____.

Question 29 29. Which statement is true about the gases in the 'other' category?

Question 30 30. The movement of continents over the earth's surface influences climate by which of the following?

The Atmosphere and the Environment Chapter Exam Instructions

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