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The largest amount of the sun's energy that enters Earth's atmosphere is _____.
a) absorbed by Earth's surface
b) reflected by Earth's surface
c) scattered and reflected by clouds and air
d) absorbed by ozone, clouds and air

As you move upward (from the ground toward space) through the atmosphere, the air pressure _____.
a) stays the same
b) changes
c) goes up
d) goes down

Energy from ____ drives the weather.
a) the jungle
b) the sun
c) the ocean
d) the equator

The air we breathe contains mostly ____.
a) oxygen
b) hydrogen
c) nitrogen
d) carbon dioxide

___ is the hottest place on Earth.
a) The Sahara Desert
b) Death Valley
c) The equator
d) Chicago

The layer that could be described as very cold and windy
a) stratosphere
b) troposphere
c) ionosphere
d) mesosphere

The layer in the stratosphere that keeps us warm and protects life on Earth.
a) troposphere
b) ozone layer
c) ionosphere
d) convection

The layer of the atmosphere where clouds and weather can be found.
a) mesosphere
b) stratosphere
c) troposphere
d) thermosphere

The measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface.
a) air pressure
b) atmosphere
c) conduction
d) radiation

During the day, cool air from over the ocean flows toward the land creating a ____.
a) land breeze
b) sea breeze
c) mountain breeze
d) valley breeze

A rise in the average global temperature.
a) conduction
b) convection
c) global warming
d) greenhouse effect

Electromagnetic waves from the sun that warms Earth's surface.
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) global warming

Air is warmed when it comes into direct contact with Earth's surface.
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) global warming

When heated air becomes less dense and rises while more dense cool air sinks.
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) global warming

At night, cool air sinks into a valley from the mountain peaks creating a
a) valley breeze
b) mountain breeze
c) land breeze
d) jet stream

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