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Which process best describes the process of hot air rising and cold air falling?
a) Convection
b) Conduction
c) Radiation
d) Reformation

Which element makes up most of the atmosphere?
a) Oxygen
b) Nitrogen
c) Carbon dioxide
d) Carbon monoxide

Which of the following statements about the earth's atmosphere are true?
a) The atmosphere has equal pressure everywhere
b) Pressure is higher as you go further up the atmosphere
c) Atmospheric pressure increases as altitude decreases
d) Atmospheric pressure decreases as temperature decreases

When air temperature in the atmosphere decreases, pressure
a) increases
b) decreases
c) stays the same
d) is not affected.

Water is considered renewable because
a) the rock cycle renews it
b) a processing factory gives us more
c) evaporation fills the lakes
d) the water cycle involves evaporation of water but then brings it back in the form of precipitation

By what process does the sun heat the earth
a) convection
b) conduction
c) radiation
d) reformation

How does the earth's atmosphere affect the sun's radiation?
a) It doesn't. Everything that radiates from the sun reaches the earth's surface.
b) Most of the light is absorbed by the atmosphere
c) Most of the radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere so it is mostly visible light that makes it to the earth's surface.
d) Only infrared light makes it to the earth's surface.

During the day, air over the ocean blows towards land. Why?
a) The earth's rotation causes air to blow in towards land.
b) The energy of ocean air pushes it towards land.
c) Air over land heats more quickly so the air rises and is replaced by the cooler ocean air.
d) Air over land heats more slowly so the warmer air from the ocean moves in to replace it.

Which of the following describes how temperature and pressure change as altitude increases?
a) Both pressure and temperature increase
b) Both pressure and temperature decrease
c) Pressure increases, temperature decreases
d) Pressure decreases and temperature fluctuates

What effect does the destroying the ozone layer have on us?
a) It creates acid rain which is hamrful to the environment.
b) It intensifies the air pollution
c) It creates a greenhouse effect.
d) It lets more UV radiation in from the sun that can cause skin cancer.

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