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What famous discovery did Benjamin Franklin's study of the atmosphere lead to?
a) the first hot air balloon
b) the discovery of electricity
c) the first space shuttle
d) oil reserves in the Middle East

When was the first weather satellite launched?
a) 1960
b) 1999
c) 1746
d) 1643

The Terra Satellite launched in 1999 monitors what?
a) the killing of endangered species
b) the speed of ships in the ocean
c) sharks swimming inland
d) changes in Earth's climate

How is density calculated?
a) adding kilograms and centigrams
b) multiplying inches by feet
c) dividing mass by volume
d) by using a metric ruler

What two gases make up most of earth's atmosphere?
a) nitrogen and oxygen
b) chlorine and iodine
c) flourine and carbon
d) carbon and oxygen

Which of the following contribute to global warming by trapping heat near the Earth's surface?
a) CFCs
b) point source pollutants
c) greenhouse gases
d) nonpoint source pollutants

The ozone layer in the stratosphere protects our planets and its inhabitants from:
a) chloroflurocarbons
b) radon
c) temperature inversion
d) ultraviolet B radiation

How much of the world's current levels of acid rain originates in human actions such as the burning of fossil fuels?
a) more than 95 percent
b) almost half
c) acid rain is a purely natural phenomenon
d) 10 percent

Ground level ozone is
a) formed when nitrogen dioxide reacts with hydrogen chloride
b) found in motor vehicle exhaust
c) a brown, hazy mix of particulate and gases
d) a by-product of coal-powered electrical generated stations

Which best explains why photochemical smog is a bigger problem in larger cities?
a) people in large cities care less about the environment
b) most large cities have airports
c) There are more motor vehicles that travel through large cities
d) the climate in large cities is constantly changing

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