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From where does the majority of water evaporate?
a) Lakes
b) Oceans
c) Rivers
d) Streams

Which process involves the falling of rain, snow, sleet or hail?
a) precipitation
b) evaporation
c) condensation
d) transpiration

Which process involves water moving from plants/leaves into the atmosphere as water vapor?
a) transpiration
b) condensation
c) precipitation
d) runoff

When water rolls of of the surface and seems into the ground or goes into another body of water, what is the process known as?
a) runoff
b) percolation
c) evaporation
d) condensation

The majority of Earth's atmosphere is composed of which gas?
a) oxygen
b) nitrogen
c) carbon dioxide
d) hydrogen

What is the second most abundant gas in our atmosphere?
a) oxygen
b) helium
c) carbon dioxide
d) nitrogen

What happens to temperature as altitude increases in the troposhpere?
a) It decreases
b) It increases
c) It stays the same
d) It increases then decreases

What are the layers, in order, of our atmosphere beginning closest to Earth?
a) troposphere - thermosphere - exosphere - stratosphere - mesosphere
b) troposphere - stratosphere - mesosphere - thermosphere - exosphere
c) stratosphere - troposphere - mesosphere - exosphere - thermospehre
d) exosphere - mesosphere -thermosphere - stratosphere - troposphere

Which layer is responsible for protecting us from harmful UV radiation?
a) Ozone in the stratosphere
b) Ozone in the thermosphere
c) Ozone in the mesosphere
d) Ozone in the troposphere

How does pressure change as altitude increases?
a) Pressure decreases
b) Pressure increases
c) Pressure stays the same
d) Pressure is consistant

What is the majority of gas in our atmosphere?
a) nitrogen
b) oxygen
c) helium
d) carbon dioxide

In which layer do we live, and is also the layer in which weather occurs?
a) Troposphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Thermosphere
d) Mesosphere

How does the amount of air molecules change as altitude DECREASES?
a) The air molecules become more densely packed.
b) The air molecules become less densely packed
c) The air molecules remain the same space apart.
d) The air molecules become nonexistant.

As you climb a mountain, what happens to the temperature of the air?
a) In increases
b) It decreases
c) It stays the same
d) It remains variable

What is the relationship between altitude, temperature, density and air pressure in the troposphere?
a) As altitude increases, temperature, density and air pressure decrease.
b) As altitude decreases, temperature, density and air pressure decrease.
c) As altitude increases, temperature, density and air pressure increase.
d) As altitude decreases, temperature, density and air pressure remain constant

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