Weather and Climate: Chapter 2

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Question 1:


a) Carbon dioxide
b) Oxygen
c) Water vapour
d) Ozone

Question 2:


a) Water vapour
b) Nitrogen
c) Methane
d) Chlorofluorocarbons

Question 3:


a) The process by which bacteria convert nitrogen in the soil to nitrogen gas or nitrous oxide gas
b) The process by which nitrogen gas is split apart by the absorption of radiation
c) The process by which nitrogen gas is removed from the atmosphere and converted to a soluble form
d) The process by which nitrogen gas enters a reservoir

Question 4:


a) Combustion
b) Respiration
c) Decomposition
d) Photosynthesis

Question 5:


a) Falling precipitation
b) Rivers
c) Oceans
d) Respiration

Question 6:


a) It is a greenhouse gas.
b) It forms naturally in the heterosphere.
c) It absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
d) It is a pollutant.

Question 7:


a) Secondary
b) Large
c) Aitken
d) Giant

Question 8:


a) They can scatter sunlight and cause cooling.
b) They are produced by gas-to-particle conversions of volatile organic compounds.
c) They are examples of primary aerosols.
d) They enter the atmosphere through the evaporation of sea spray.

Question 9:


a) Nitrogen and water vapour
b) Carbon dioxide and sulphur
c) Water vapour and carbon dioxide
d) Sulphur and nitrogen

Question 10:


a) It has a large greenhouse effect.
b) It is too cold.
c) It has a small gravitational field.
d) Its cool interior does not support active plate tectonics.

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False