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Life in Our Solar System 7.9

Quiz by Jennifer Stolze

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  • Q1
    Earth and Venus are about the same size, but Earth has a stronger gravitational pull than Venus. What is the one thing you can infer about Venus based on this information?
    C. Venus has a thicker atmosphere compared to Earth.
    B. Venus is more massive than Earth.
    A. Venus is less massive than Earth.
    D. Venus has more oxygen in it's atmosphere compared to Earth.
  • Q2
    Earth's atmosphere is divided into layers. Most of the harmful radiation coming from the Sun is absorbed in the stratosphere. Based on this information, what is one conclusion you can make about the stratosphere.
    B. The stratosphere is primarily made up of water vapor.
    D. The stratosphere is the most important layer of the atmosphere.
    C. The stratosphere is primarily made up of carbon dioxide.
    A. The stratosphere contains ozone.
  • Q3
    The most abundant element in Earth's atmosphere is
    A. carbon dioxide
    C. oxygen
    D. ozone
    B. nitrogen
  • Q4
    How is Earth's atmosphere similar to the panes on a greenhouse?
    A. Both absorb and trap heat.
    B. Both absorb and trap water
    D. Both let out water
    C. Both let out heat
  • Q5
    Which of the following gases in the atmosphere are greenhouse gases?
    A. Carbon Dioxide
    D. Both A and C
    B. Ozone
    C. Water Vapor
  • Q6
    How is an ozone molecule different from an oxygen molecule we breathe?
    C. Ozone has one more oxygen
  • Q7
    Which of the following affects Earth's gravitational pull?
    The amount of liquid water present
    Earth's mass
    The average temperature
    The atmosphere
  • Q8
    Which statement BEST describe why Earth's location in the Solar System?
    Earth's location prevents light from entering the atmosphere.
    Earth's location prevents liquid water from freezing.
    Earth's location prevents temperatures from getting too hot or too cold.
    Earth's location prevents us from floating away into space.
  • Q9
    Which of the following protects Earth from the Sun's harmful rays?
    Ozone layer
    Greenhouse Gases
  • Q10
    Today, waste water on the International Space Station is mostly_________________.
    ejected into space
    stored in large tanks under the station
    carried away by visiting spacecraft
    recycled and used again

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