Earth's Water And Atmosphere Review #3 Question Preview (ID: 19140)


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The atmosphere of the Earth is made mostly of which gas?
a) Nitrogen
b) Oxygen
c) Argon
d) Neon

Water vapor, particles of dust, smoke, or salt, plus cool temperatures equals liquid water. What is this process called?
a) Condensation
b) Transpiration
c) Precipitation
d) Evaporation

Which characteristics of the atmosphere change the most at different altitudes?
a) wind velocity and temperature
b) air pressure and wind velocity
c) air pressure and temperature
d) humidity and air pressure

Water moves from the soil. through plants, and into the air from their leaves. What is this process called?
a) Condensation
b) Transpiration
c) Precipitation
d) Evaporation

Which of the following is responsible for the movement of major weather features from West to East across the Earth?
a) Santa Anna Winds
b) Maritime Wnds
c) Trade Winds
d) Jet Stream

A situation where a cold air mass is advancing upon a warm air mass.
a) Cold Front
b) Warm Front
c) Stationary Front
d) Occluded Front

Occurs when warm, cool and cold air masses come together. (This is least common.)
a) Cold Front
b) Warm Front
c) Stationary Front
d) Occluded Front

A situation where warm air mass is advancing upon a cold air mass.
a) Cold Front
b) Warm Front
c) Stationary Front
d) Occluded Front

A situation where cold air masses meet and neither air mass displaces the other.
a) Cold Front
b) Warm Front
c) Stationary Front
d) Occluded Front

Which of the following refers to the boundary that forms between warm and cold air masses?
a) Frontal
b) Occluded
c) Stationary
d) Isotherms

Where is most the heat energy from the sun stored on Earth?
a) Tundra
b) Forests
c) Oceans
d) Deserts

What percentage of the Earth's surface are oceans?
a) 90%
b) 70%
c) 50%
d) 25%

Which of the following absorbs the most energy from the sun?
a) Buildings
b) Water
c) Land
d) Air

Which of the following is the MAIN cause of the heating of our atmosphere?
a) geothermal heat
b) ocean currents
c) solar energy
d) lunar tides

What BEST explains why the Earth experiences different seasons?
a) time of day
b) length of days
c) orbit of the sun
d) tilt of Earth's axis

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