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Layers of the Atmosphere

Quiz by Catherine Conger

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  • Q1
    What atmospheric layer contains ozone?
    mesosphere
    troposphere
    exosphere
    stratosphere
    120s
  • Q2
    In which atmospheric layer does all weather occur?
    troposphere
    exosphere
    thermosphere
    stratosphere
    120s
  • Q3
    What are the two most common gases found throughout the atmospheric layers?
    carbon dioxide and oxygen
    nitrogen and oxygen
    ozone and water vapor
    carbon dioxide and nitrogen
    120s
  • Q4
    A student described a layer of the atmosphere in the list. Which layer of the atmosphere is described?
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    exosphere
    stratosphere
    mesosphere
    troposphere
    120s
  • Q5
    The image shows the variation of temperatures in various layers of the atmosphere. What is true for the observed temperature variation?
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    The mesosphere is hot except in the upper region.
    As altitude increases, the temperature decreases in the troposphere.
    The stratosphere is cold except in the lower region.
    As altitude increases, the temperature decreases in the thermosphere.
    120s
  • Q6
    Jeff writes a list of atmospheric layers in decreasing order of atmospheric pressure. Did Jeff accurately sequence the atmospheric layers?
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    No. The pull of gravity increases when moving from the surface of Earth.
    No, the temperature of the layer decreases when moving farther from the surface of Earth, which causes a higher pressure.
    Yes. The temperature of the layer increases when moving farther from the surface of Earth, which causes a lower pressure.
    Yes. The pull of gravity decreases when moving farther from the surface of Earth.
    120s

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