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What are the atmospheric levels in descending order?
a) troposphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere
b) thermosphere, stratoshpere, troposhere, mesosphere
c) mesosphere, thermosphere, stratosphere, troposphere
d) thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere

Which of the following scientists studies the weather?
a) geologist
b) biologist
c) paleontologist
d) meteorologist

Which is NOT a trace gas?
a) oxygen
b) carbon dioxide
c) methane
d) ozone

Which of the following instruments is used to measure wind speed?
a) barameter
b) thermometer
c) anemometer
d) rain gauge

When raindrops pass through a layer of freezing air the result is the formation of ___.
a) snow
b) sleet
c) rain
d) hail

Which of the following is a description of a blizzard?
a) a large, swirling, low-pressure system that forms over the warm Atlantic Ocean
b) a violently rotating column of air in contact with the ground
c) a winter storm with winds at least 56 km/h and low visibility
d) a boundary between two air masses of different density, moisture, or temperature

The rapid heating of air during a thunderstorm results in ___.
a) thunder
b) lightning
c) tornadoes
d) hurricanes

The driving force behind the weather on Earth is the ___.
a) Sun
b) wind
c) difference in air temperatures
d) dew point

Which forms during the night because water cools slower than land?
a) easterlies
b) land breeze
c) westerlies
d) sea breeze

The weather in the U.S. is impacted by which set of global winds?
a) westerlies
b) easterlies
c) doldrums
d) trade winds

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