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Chapter 1 Test

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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
The vertical temperature structure of the troposphere is described by

 
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Question 2.
Which of these is NOT a significant factor in the role played by particles or dust in the atmosphere?

 
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Question 3.
Dust in the atmosphere is associated with which of the following:

 
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Question 4.
The heterosphere and ionosphere are present in the

 
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Question 5.
This variable atmospheric component can exist in all three states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) at the temperatures and pressures that normally exist on Earth.

 
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Question 6.
The biosphere interacts with the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, and the atmosphere.

   
 
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Question 7.
Vertical motion in the lower atmosphere is strongly related to the environmental lapse rate.

   
 
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Question 8.
"Average weather" is an adequate definition of climate.

   
 
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Question 9.
That portion of the atmosphere where the makeup of the air is uniform in terms of the proportions of its component gases is termed the __________.

 
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Question 10.
Identify each of the layers of the atmosphere (based on temperature) by selecting the correct response.



The letters A through D appear on an image associated with this question.

This question presents 4 items numbered 10.1 through 10.4. Each item is presented with a pulldown menu containing the letters A through D. For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.
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Question 11.
Ozone is a significant atmospheric component in the greenhouse effect.

   
 
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Question 12.
Both aurora borealis and aurora australis occur in the troposphere.

   
 
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Question 13.
The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place defines the term __________.

 
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Question 14.
A lightweight instrument package that is carried aloft by a balloon and transmits data on temperature, pressure, and humidity is called a(n) __________.

 
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Question 15.
Ozone is concentrated in the ____________.

 
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Question 16.
On the average, for every 1 km increase in altitude in the troposphere the air temperature:

 
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Question 17.
The "normal lapse rate" applies only to the _______________.

 
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Question 18.
Label the following using the pull-down menus.



The letters A through D appear on an image associated with this question.

This question presents 4 items numbered 18.1 through 18.4. Each item is presented with a pulldown menu containing the letters A through D. For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.
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Question 19.
Which one of the following is not a term used to designate one of the "spheres" of the Earth's environment?

 
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Question 20.
At one time the Earth's atmosphere contained no free oxygen.

   
 
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