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The jet stream lies between which two layers of the Earth's Atmosphere?
a) thermosphere and ionosphere
b) mesosphere and thermosphere
c) troposphere and stratosphere
d) stratosphere and mesosphere

Which best explains the Earth's greenhouse effect?
a) The ozone layer reflects ultraviolet radiation
b) air prevents heat from leaving the Earth
c) clouds prevent sunlight from reaching the Earth
d) green plants use sunlight to produce food

Which is the term given to the available incoming solar radiation?
a) reflection
b) insolation
c) reradiation
d) absorption

Which layer of the atmsophere would you be in at 40,000 feet
a) troposphere
b) stratosphere
c) ozonosphere
d) chemosphere

Which region of the electromagnetic spectrum is responsible for causing sunburns?
a) ultraviolet
b) infrared
c) visible
d) invisible

Which element in chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) is responsible for destroying the Earth's ozone layer
a) oxygen
b) flourine
c) chlorine
d) bromine

The air around a high pressure area circulates
a) clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
b) counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
c) clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere
d) In either direction regardless of hemisphere

On which of the following does the capacity of kilogram of air for holding water depend?
a) the air pressure
b) the air temperature
c) the dust content of the air
d) the ions in the air

In which part of the atmosphere do satellites orbit so that football games can be broadcast live?
a) the ionosphere
b) the exosphere
c) the troposphere
d) the mesosphere

In which layer of the atmosphere does weather occur?
a) thermosphere
b) mesosphere
c) stratosphere
d) troposphere

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