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Air is about ________ % nitrogen
a) 78
b) 75
c) 21
d) 03

The layer of the atmosphere nest ot the ground is the ___________.
a) troposhpere
b) mesosphere
c) stratosphere
d) thermosphere

The layer of the atmosphere that extends into space is the ______.
a) thermosphere
b) troposphere
c) stratosphere
d) mesosphere

As the amount of water vapor in the air increases, the density of the air ______________
a) decreases
b) increases

______________ can result when an air mass rapidly cools, causing water vapor to condense
a) Rain and snow
b) Thunder
c) A wave front
d) None of the answers are correct

About _____________ % of the sunlight that reaches the top of the atmosphere is absorbed by the Earth's surface
a) 50
b) 75
c) 66
d) 25

If the Earth consistently absorbed more energy from the sun than it radiated into space
a) The Earth would get hotter
b) The Earth would get cooler
c) There would be no noticable effect

Which statement would be FALSE? The sun heats the Earth unevenly because __________
a) the Earth has a solid core
b) the Earth is a sphere
c) the Earth is tilted on its axis
d) the Earth's orbit is an ellipse

Convection is caused by
a) warm air rising and cool air flowing in to replace it
b) changed in the wind
c) large flocks of migrating birds
d) all the answers are correct

The Coriolis effect is the tendency for the path of a moving object to shift to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere
a) True
b) False

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