ES Atmosphere 1: Question Preview (ID: 24481)


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What causes Earth's seasons?
a) The distance between Earth and the Sun
b) Earth's elliptical orbit
c) Earth's rotation
d) Earth's tilt

What is the transfer of heat by bumping of molecules?
a) conduction
b) radiation
c) convection
d) heat

What is the transfer of heat by the flow of unevenly heated material?
a) conduction
b) radiation
c) convection
d) heat

What is the transfer of heat by waves and rays?
a) conduction
b) radiation
c) convection
d) heat

Why can light energy easily enter the atmosphere, but it cannot easily escape?
a) Because it is changed to heat energy
b) Because it is weakened by its first trip through the atmosphere
c) Because it is changed to ultraviolet radiation
d) Because its trip back out is longer

Which greenhouse gas is most efficient at trapping heat?
a) carbon dioxide
b) water vapor
c) CFC's
d) methane

What is the trapping of heat by certain gases in the atmosphere called?
a) Natural Warming
b) Global Climate Change
c) Global Warming
d) the Greenhouse Effect

What is the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere?
a) carbon dioxide
b) nitrogen
c) oxygen
d) water vapor

Which of the following is NOT a greenhouse gas?
a) oxygen
b) water vapor
c) carbon dioxide
d) methane

What is the natural source of nitrous oxides?
a) bacteria breaking down organic matter
b) outgassing from volcanoes
c) respiration
d) burning fossil fuels

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