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What is the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves?
a) radiation
b) convection
c) conduction
d) global warming

What is the transfer of thermal energy through a material?
a) radiation
b) convection
c) conduction
d) global warming

What is the transfer of thermal energy by circulation or movement of a liquid or a gas?
a) radiation
b) convection
c) conduction
d) global warming

What amount of the suns energy reaches Earth?
a) 50%
b) 20%
c) two-thirds
d) two-billionths

What is the process of the warming of the Earth due to gases absorbing and reradiating thermal energy?
a) greenhouse effect
b) summer
c) solar energy
d) global warming

A gradual increase in the average global temperature is:
a) greenhouse effect
b) summer
c) radiation balance
d) global warming

Energy received from the sun must equal the amount of energy returned to space describes this:
a) greenhouse effect
b) radiation balance
c) equalibrium
d) global warming

An ice cube melting on a hot sidewalk is an example of:
a) solar energy
b) convection
c) thermal conduction
d) radiation

When warm air rises this is occurring:
a) solar energy
b) convection
c) thermal conduction
d) radiation

A convection current occurs when warm air rises and:
a) cool air sinks
b) cool air gets pushed upward
c) then falls
d) returns to space

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