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How is climate different from weather?
a) Climate is constantly changing, whereas weather changes slowly over time. b) Climate influences people's daily activities, whereas weather influences people's seasonal activities. c) Climate refers to the atmospheric conditions on a given date, whereas weather refers to the conditions during a given season. d) Climate is based on observations made for a region over several years, whereas weather is based on day-to-day observations.
Which is a major source of air pollution created by humans?
a) hydroelectric plants b) industrial factories c) reforestation d) nuclear power
Which can lead to the depletion of the ozone layer of Earth?
a) coal-fired power plants b) vehicle exhaust c) burning compost d) aerosols
Which contributes to the formation of hurricanes during the late summer?
a) the interaction between ocean water salinity and warm air masses b) the interaction between ocean water currents and polar air masses c) the interaction between ocean water temperatures and warm air masses d) the interaction between ocean water salinity and ocean water density
Which most likely occurs when a fast-moving cold air mass moves into a region of warmer, moist air?
a) It causes light precipitation for a long period of time. b) It causes light precipitation for a short period of time. c) It causes heavy precipitation for a long period of time. d) It causes heavy precipitation for a short period of time.
Which gas makes up the largest component of the Earth's atmosphere?
a) argon b) oxygen c) nitrogen d) carbon dioxide
Which statement describes the general movement of air masses?
a) They move from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure. b) They move from areas of high altitude to areas of low altitude. c) They move from areas of low humidity to areas of high humidity. d) They move from areas of low temperatures to areas of high temperature.
In which atmospheric layer of Earth do thunderstorms occur?
a) thermosphere b) mesosphere c) stratosphere d) troposphere
A local government is considering whether to build a dam. Which is an advantage of building this structure?
a) It can decrease the accumulation of sediment in the water. b) It can improve the natural habitat of plants and animals. c) It is an inexpensive process. d) It can create a storage place for water.
The drilling for freshwater increases along a coastal area. What is a likely consequence of this action?
a) an intrusion of salt water into aquifers b) the loss of water resources in estuaries c) the destruction of estruaires because of an increase in sea levels d) a decrease in salt concentation in inlet waterways
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