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Why does warm air hold more water vapor than cold air?
a) Warm air is less dense than cold air, allowing more space for water molecules. b) Warm air is more dense than cold air, which helps hold up the water vapor. c) You sweat more in summer, which releases more water vapor into the air. d) People wear jackets in the winter, preventing moisture from entering the air.
What happens at a warm front?
a) Fast-moving cold air overtakes slower-moving warm air. Cold air rises and cools, forming clouds. b) Fast-moving warm air overtakes slower-moving cold air. Cold air rises and cools, forming clouds. c) Fast-moving cold air overtakes slower-moving warm air. Warm air rises and cools, forming clouds. d) Fast-moving warm air overtakes slower-moving cold air. Warm air rises and cools, forming clouds.
What type of weather is usually associated with stratus clouds?
a) Violent thunderstorms. b) Fair weather. c) Steady rain or drizzle. d) Hot, humid weather.
Which answer shows the layers of Earth's atmosphere in order from lowest (closest to the ground) to highest?
a) Thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere b) Troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere c) Stratosphere, troposphere, thermosphere, mesosphere d) Mesosphere, thermosphere, stratosphere, troposphere
Which two sources of pollution are used to predict an area's air quality index?
a) Ozone and particulate matter b) Ozone and smog c) Particulate matter and cigarette smoke d) Cigarette smoke and smog
Which answer correctly describes why wind occurs?
a) Air moves from areas of high altitude to areas of low altitude. b) Air moves from areas of low altitude to areas of high altitude. c) Air moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure. d) Air moves from areas of low pressure to areas of high pressure.
Which two gases together make up about 99% of Earth's atmosphere?
a) Nitrogen and carbon dioxide b) Oxygen and carbon dioxide c) Carbon dioxide and hydrogen d) Nitrogen and oxygen
What is the largest source of air pollution?
a) Smoke from cigarettes and forest fires b) Burning fossil fuels (in cars, factories, etc.) c) Volcanoes d) Exhaled carbon dioxide from animals
Which term describes an air mass that is dry and cold?
a) Continental polar b) Continental tropical c) Maritime polar d) Maritime tropical
Which type of heat transfer is mainly responsible for heating Earth's atmosphere?
a) Conduction b) Convection c) Radiation d) X-ray heating
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