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26. Which of the following statements can be inferred from paragraph 1?CorrectIncorrect
27. According to paragraph 2, why does the air inside a plant greenhouse stay warm?CorrectIncorrect
28. The word transmission in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning toCorrectIncorrect
29. Which sentence below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in paragraph 3? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information.
A. iMost greenhouses retain heat because their windows have a special type of glass that can trap infrared radiation.
B. The greenhouse comparison is not perfect because greenhouses retain heat only partly as a result of radiation trapping.
C. Greenhouses are used for many purposes, but most importantly for collecting radiant heat with greenhouse gases.
D. The greenhouse is a good analogy for a number of reasons; one is that a greenhouse has its own source of internal heat.CorrectIncorrect
30. According to paragraph 3, the main way that greenhouses prevent heat loss is byCorrectIncorrect
31. Why does the author discuss the weather of the American Southwest and the coast along the Gulf of Mexico in paragraph 4?CorrectIncorrect
32. The word impede in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning toCorrectIncorrect
33. What can be inferred from paragraph 5 about the effect of clouds on climate?
A. Clouds have the greatest effect on climate in the summer.
B. The cooling effect of clouds exceeds their warming effect.
C. The effect of clouds on climate has diminished over time.
D. Clouds are the leading cause of global climate change.CorrectIncorrect
34. According to paragraph 6, what factors contribute to the greenhouse effect on Mars and Venus?CorrectIncorrect
35. The word shrouding in paragraph 6 is closest in meaning toCorrectIncorrect
36. In paragraph 7, the author implies that planetary warming on Venus isCorrectIncorrect
37. In stating in paragraph 7 that global warming would reach the point of no return, the author means thatCorrectIncorrect
38. Look at the four squares, A , B , C and D , which indicate where the following sentence could be added to the passage. Where would the sentence best fit?
Even a high, thin cloud cover can raise the temperature at the planet’s surface by several degrees.
Clouds produce a greenhouse effect because they are composed of radiation–absorbing water droplets or ice crystals. Nights are usually warmer when the sky is cloud–covered than when the sky is clear. A However, clouds can affect climate in two opposing ways. B On the one hand, clouds warm the planet’s surface by absorbing and re–radiating infrared radiation; on the other hand, they cool the surface by reflecting solar radiation away from Earth. C Analyses of satellite measurements of radiation indicate that clouds have a net cooling effect on global climate. D Thus, a more extensive cloud cover would tend to cool the planet.CorrectIncorrect
39. An introductory sentence for a brief summary of the passage is provided below. Complete the summary by selecting the THREE answer choices that express the most important ideas in the passage. Some sentences do not belong in the summary because they express ideas that are not presented in the passage or are minor ideas in the passage. This question is worth 2 points.
The atmosphere functions as a giant greenhouse that warms the surface of the planet.CorrectIncorrect