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The layer of gases that surrounds the Earth is called:
a) the atmosphere
b) Pangaea
c) mist
d) weather

The process by which gases hold heat in the atmosphere is called:
a) The Greenhouse Effect
b) Conduction
c) a circuit
d) the water cycle

Why has weather forecasting improved over the last 100 years
a) improved data gathering and better computer technology
b) lots of practice
c) It has not improved
d) the use of microscopes

Hurricanes typically form over
a) warm ocean waters
b) cold ocean waters
c) warm dry land
d) cold, dry land

Cool air, in a house, tends to
a) sink
b) rise
c) stay in one place
d) smell

One thing people in the United States could do to reduce air pollution is
a) use public transportation or car pool
b) Drive more cars
c) Use more electricity
d) Buy more things

Heat transfer between two substances that are in contact is called
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) the Greenhouse Effect

Heat from the sun reaches you by
a) radiation
b) conduction
c) convection
d) the water cycle

The two most abundant (most common) gases in the atmosphere are
a) oxygen and nitrogen
b) oxygen and carbon dioxide
c) nitrogen and carbon dioxide
d) nitrogen and hydrogen

Earth's atmosphere is important to living things because it
a) provides all the gases that are needed to survive
b) is pretty
c) contains weather
d) is all around us

Most air pollution comes from
a) burning of fossil fuels
b) cows
c) teachers
d) air conditioners

In a series circuit with three bulbs,
a) has one path
b) has many paths
c) has 3 paths
d) has four paths

Which type of material would lightning most easily flow through
a) conductor
b) insulator
c) wood
d) rubber

If the coast guard warns of a giant wave of water approaching the shore as a result of a major earthquake, they are warning of
a) tsunami
b) Pangaea
c) mudslide
d) plate tectonic

What is name of the Earth tremors that can cause damage days or months after a large earthquake?
a) aftershock
b) Pangea
c) tsunami
d) riptide

Water vapor is water in the form of
a) a gas
b) steam
c) solid
d) liquid

An example of an insulator is
a) rubber
b) copper
c) silver
d) aluminum

An electric current will always follow
a) the path of least resistance
b) the path of most resistance
c) the crumbs left behind by Hanzel and Gretal
d) the magnetic field

Scientists who study weather and try to predict it are called
a) meteorologists
b) seismologists
c) volcanologists
d) paleontologists

The ozone layer protects living things on Earth from
a) ultraviolet radiation
b) tectonic plates
c) lightning
d) static electricty

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