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Grade 8 Atmosphere
What statement can clearly explain the basic reason for the Earth's seasons?
  1. As the sun moves away from Earth, the seasons will change.
  2. As the Earth revolves around the sun, the seasons change.
  3. As the Earth revolves around the sun, the Earth's tilt will result in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere getting more exposure from the direct rays of the sun.
  4. None of these are true.
Grade 8 Atmosphere
Grade 8 Atmosphere
Air pressure has to do with
  1. How much pressure is placed on an object
  2. How much air weighs
  3. How much pressure affects gravity
  4. How much water vapor is in the air
Grade 8 Atmosphere
What are two things carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does?
  1. Needed for photosynthesis and oxygen for breathing
  2. Creates the greenhouse effect and filters harmful sun rays
  3. Needed for photosynthesis and creates the greenhouse effect
  4. Makes water vapor boil and removes all trace gases
Grade 8 Atmosphere
The gas called ozone is composed of
  1. ozone atoms
  2. helium atoms
  3. nitrogen atoms
  4. oxygen atoms
Grade 8 Atmosphere
What is the name of the atmospheric layer labeled B?
Atmosphere Without Text Labels
  1. mesosphere
  2. troposphere
  3. stratosphere
  4. thermosphere
Grade 8 Atmosphere
The mass of air surrounding the planet
  1. Barometer
  2. Atmosphere
  3. Jet Stream
  4. Magnetic Field
Grade 8 Atmosphere
The three main types of clouds are:
  1. Altostratus, Stratus, Cirrus Status
  2. Cumulus, Altocumulus, Cumulusnimbus
  3. Stratuscumlus, Cirrus, Cululus
  4. Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus
Grade 8 Atmosphere
Band of high speed winds in the upper troposphere are called
  1. doldrums
  2. easterlies
  3. westerlies
  4. jet streams
Grade 8 Atmosphere
Meteorology is the study of
  1. rocks
  2. weather
  3. meteors
Grade 8 Atmosphere
Grade 8 Atmosphere
The heavy waves of a hurricane are called this.
  1. wave storms
  2. storm surge
  3. thunderstorms
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