Unit 4-7th grade (weather and climate)
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Which of the following is a measure of the force with which molecules in the atmosphere push on a surface?
    answer choices
    air pressure
    relative humidity
  • Question 2
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    Q. One measure of weather includes the maximum distance at which large objects can be seen and identified with the unaided eye. What does this describe?
    answer choices
    wind speed
    air pressure
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. Both stationary and moving technological methods are used in weather data collection. Which of the following is an example of a stationary method?
    answer choices
    anchored weather buoys
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Condensation is part of the water cycle and also plays a role in the weather. Which of the following directly results from condensation?
    answer choices
    Ice forms.
    Clouds form.
    Dew evaporates.
    Strong winds develop.
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Ocean currents influence weather. Which ocean current directly affects the weather along the southernmost coast of the eastern United States?
    answer choices
    Gulf Stream
    Monsoon Current
    North Atlantic Drift
    South Pacific Equatorial Current
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. A barometer measures the air pressure. Imagine that the barometer in Key West is falling. What does this indicate about the weather?
    answer choices
    A low-pressure system is moving toward Key West.
    A high-pressure system is moving toward Key West.
    A cold air mass is heading in the direction of Key West.
    A warm air mass is heading in the direction of Key West.
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. The sun’s energy influences climate in different ways. For example, the latitudes at the equator receive more intense energy from the sun and therefore have warmer temperatures. How does the sun’s energy most directly influence precipitation in an area?
    answer choices
    The sun’s energy drives the water cycle, which determines precipitation.
    The sun’s energy controls the amount of condensation and therefore precipitation.
    The sun’s energy powers the water cycle by causing runoff, which leads to precipitation.
    The sun’s energy creates surface currents in oceans that bring precipitation to different areas.
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Elevation is the measure of how high something is above a reference point. What is the most common reference point used to refer to the elevation of natural landforms?
    answer choices
    sea level
    lake level
    land level
    river level
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What climate zone is the United States mostly located in?
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  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What causes wind?
    answer choices
    ocean currents
    differences in elevation
    condensation in the atmosphere
    the uneven heating of the Earth by the Sun
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Eliana measures outdoor temperatures in an area each day for a week at exactly 2:00 p.m. The temperatures she records are all between 25 °C and 30 °C. Eliana concludes that the climate of the area is tropical. What is the most important reason why her conclusion might not be correct?
    answer choices
    She did not calculate the average of her data.
    She took the temperature readings at the same time each day.
    She made her conclusion based only on temperature and not also on precipitation.
    She made her conclusion based on only one week of data instead of over a long period of time.
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. How are the movements of tectonic plates related to natural climate change?
    answer choices
    Tectonic plate movement causes cyclical climate change.
    Tectonic plate movement has no connection to climate change.
    Tectonic plate movement causes change as continents move and oceans change.
    Tectonic plate movement causes rapid climate change because it increases the levels of greenhouse gases.
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is a human activity that can cause climate change?
    answer choices
    burning fossil fuels
    removing greenhouse gases
    using alternative energy sources
    increasing particulates from volcanoes
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is the most direct way that humans can help reduce the rate of global warming?
    answer choices
    outlaw alternative energy
    increase energy consumption
    decrease energy consumption
    make computer models of emissions
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of these is not a currently predicted effect of global climate change?
    answer choices
    rising sea levels
    increased precipitation everywhere on the globe
    reduction in Arctic sea ice
    more severe storms
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