Weather Quiz 1 Practice
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The layer of the atmosphere containing the most water vapor is the

    answer choices

    A

    B

    C

    D

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The layer of the atmosphere that has the greatest pressure is the

    answer choices

    A

    B

    C

    D

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The layer of the atmosphere planes fly in to avoid bad weather is the

    answer choices

    A

    B

    C

    D

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The layer of the atmosphere with the highest temperature is the

    answer choices

    A

    B

    C

    D

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which list shows atmospheric layers in the correct order upward from the Earth’s surface?

    answer choices

    thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere

    troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere

    stratosphere, mesosphere, troposphere, thermosphere

    thermosphere, troposphere, mesosphere, stratosphere

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the correct height of the mesopause in km?

    answer choices

    30

    50

    75

    80

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which layer of the atmosphere has the greatest density?

    answer choices

    THERMOSPHERE

    MESOSPHERE

    STRATOSPHERE

    TROPOSPHERE

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the approximate temperature of the thermosphere at an elevation of 100 km above sea level?

    answer choices

    0oC

    42oC

    -55oC

    100oC

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Warm air rising in the atmosphere is an example of heat being transferred by

    answer choices

    absorption

    convection

    conduction

    radiation

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The picture below shows a breeze blowing from the ocean toward the land. The air pressure at the land surface is 1013 millibars.


    The air pressure at the ocean surface a few miles from the shore is most likely


    **Wind will always blow from HIGH to LOW!

    answer choices

    994 mb

    1013 mb

    1005 mb

    1017 mb

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Earth’s surface winds generally blow from regions of higher


    **Winds will always blow from HIGH to LOW!

    answer choices

    air temperature toward regions of lower air temperature

    air pressure toward regions of lower air pressure

    latitudes toward regions of lower latitudes

    amounts of people towards regions of lower amounts of people

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The table below shows air pressure readings taken at two cities, in the same region of the U.S. at noon on four different days.


    The greatest wind speed in the regions between City A and City B was probably measured at noon on day


    **Look for the greatest difference in air pressure!

    answer choices

    1

    2

    3

    4

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The graph shows the maximum possible amounts of water vapor that air can hold at different temperatures.


    What is the approximate maximum amount of water vapor that air can hold at 20oC?


    **Look at 20oC on the x-axis. Go up to the line to determine the y-value (amount of water vapor)

    answer choices

    15 g/m3

    20 g/m3

    25 g/m3

    30 g/m3

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The layered mixture of gases surrounding Earth is called the?

    answer choices

    atmosphere

    hydrosphere

    lithosphere

    hemisphere

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The tool used to measure air pressure is

    answer choices

    anemometer

    thermometer

    barometer

    ruler

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The diagram represents the global wind belts.

    If NY is located at a latitude of 42°N, which wind belt has the greatest effect in NY? (use the diagram)


    Hint! Where does 42°N fall between?

    answer choices

    prevailing southwesterlies

    northeast trades

    prevailing northwesterlies

    southeast trades

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The curving of these planetary winds is the result of

    answer choices

    Earth’s gravitational pull on the Moon

    Earth’s revolution around the Sun

    Earth’s rotation or spinning

    Columbus sailing across the Ocean.

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which diagram below best shows the locations of high air pressure and low air pressure near a beach on a hot, sunny, summer afternoon?

    answer choices
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The lines on the weather map represent measurements for...


    Hint- What does the L represent??

    answer choices

    temperature

    latitude

    rain

    pressure

  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which location is most likely experiencing the fastest wind speed?


    **Hint- Closely spaced isobars indicate large pressure changes over a small area, causing wind speeds to increase. The closer the bars, the faster the speed!

    answer choices

    A

    B

    C

    D

  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The area that is currently under the L on the map is most likely experiencing


    **Hint- L = LOUSY weather!

    answer choices

    good weather

    a heat wave

    rainy weather

    sunny skies

  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q.

    According to the map, what is the

    Approximate temperature for Long Island,

    located at the X?

    answer choices

    35

    40

    45

    50

  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In the diagram below, letters A, B, C, and D represent four different processes that occur during the water cycle.


    During which process is water released from

    land organisms into the atmosphere?


    land organisms = living things (trees, people, animals, etc).

    answer choices

    A

    B

    C

    D

  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The arrows in the diagram below show the circulation of air on a sunny day.


    The air circulation shown is caused by

    answer choices

    both hot air and cool air sinking

    both hot air and cool air rising

    hot air sinking and cool air rising

    hot air rising and cool air sinking

  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The force that is responsible for keeping the atmosphere around Earth is?

    answer choices

    magnetic fields

    gravity

    water

    clouds

  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The diagram shows a weather instrument.


    What weather condition is measured by this instrument?

    answer choices

    Air humidity

    Wind direction

    air pressure

    wind speed

  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q.

    As a car travels up to the top of a mountain the pressure will.......

    answer choices

    increase

    decrease

    stay constant (the same)

  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q.

    On Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm the weather was sunny.

    By the evening, clouds appeared in the sky and by 8:00 pm it began to rain.

    The pressure by 8:00 pm most likely ___________________ from the pressure measured at 3:00.


    **Lousy weather (like rain) = LOW PRESSURE!

    answer choices

    increase

    decrease

    stay constant (the same)

  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q.

    On a hot summer day as you go from the beach into the water the air pressure will _________________________.


    If the air pressure is HIGH over the land and LOW over the water... what happened to the air pressure?

    answer choices

    increase

    decrease

    stay constant (the same)

  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q.

    An increase in temperature will cause the pressure to _________________________.

    answer choices

    increase

    decrease

    stay constant (the same)

  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The atmospheric conditions, along with short term changes, of a certain place, at a certain time.

    answer choices

    climate

    humidity

    weather

    air pressure

  • Question 32
    30 seconds
    Q. The ___ _____  coming from the land made the air above the lake feel a little bit more chilly after our night swim.
    answer choices
    jet stream
    ultraviolet light
    sea breeze
    land breeze
  • Question 33
    30 seconds
    Q. The cool air from the ___ _____  coming off the lake made the sun’s heat more bearable as we lay out on the dock Saturday afternoon. 
    answer choices
    jet stream
    ultraviolet light
    sea breeze
    land breeze
  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q. The ____ falling from the sky changed from rain to sleet as the temperatures dropped drastically.
    answer choices
    climate
    weather
    rocks
    precipitation
  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q.

    These maps show points of equal barometric air pressure (wind speed).

    answer choices

    isotherm map

    isobar map

    isodown map

    temperature map

  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q. A high pressure system means we might have this weather.
    answer choices
    Snow blizzard
    Sunny and dry
    Rain storm
    Tornado
  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q. A low pressure system means we might have this weather.
    answer choices
    Sunny 
    A clear sky
    Dry day
    Stormy or wet
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. This tool measures the wind speed.
    answer choices
    barometer
    anemometer
    thermometer
    my dog when he sticks his head out the window
  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. What pushes weather from place to place?
    answer choices
    magic
    water
    wind
    clouds
  • Question 40
    30 seconds
    Q. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are all forms of _____.
    answer choices
    precipitation
    condensation
    evaporation
    climate
  • Question 41
    30 seconds
    Q. This weather tool measures wind speed 
    answer choices
    thermometer
    barometer
    anemometer
    psychrometer
  • Question 42
    30 seconds
    Q. Which weather tool measures air pressure?
    answer choices
    thermometer
    barometer
    anemometer
    psychrometer
  • Question 43
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the most abundant gas found in the atmosphere?
    answer choices
    Carbon Dioxide
    Nitrogen
    Oxygen
    Water Vapor
  • Question 44
    30 seconds
    Q. Humidity is the...
    answer choices
    Amount of Water Vapor in the Air
    Amount of Wind in the Air
    Amount of Precipitation in the Air
    Amount of Pressure in the Air
  • Question 45
    30 seconds
    Q. ________________ are made of water vapor that condenses in the troposphere.
    answer choices
    dew
    clouds
    evaporation
    transpiration
  • Question 46
    30 seconds
    Q. Warm air near the Earth’s surface rises and then cools and drops, this creates a _________________ in the atmosphere.
    answer choices
    run-off
    Greenhouse Effect
    convection current
    water cylce
  • Question 47
    30 seconds
    Q. Because the earth is spinning on its axis, the global winds appear to curve. This is known as the __________ ________.
    answer choices
    Coriolis Effect
    Greenhouse Effect
    Climate Effect
    Atmosphere Effect
  • Question 48
    120 seconds
    Q. What kind of weather is usually associated with a low pressure system?
    answer choices
    Sunny weather
    Precipitation (rain, snow, etc.)
  • Question 49
    120 seconds
    Q. What kind of weather is usually associated with a high pressure system?
    answer choices
    Sunny weather
    Precipitation (rain, snow, etc.)
  • Question 50
    120 seconds
    Q. In what direction do winds always blow?
    answer choices
    From areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure
    From areas of low pressure to areas of high pressure
  • Question 51
    20 seconds
    Q. The blanket of gases that surrounds the Earth
    answer choices
    Lithosphere
    Atmosphere
    Hydrosphere
    Green House Effect
  • Question 52
    30 seconds
    Q. What measures temperature?
    answer choices
    barometer
    anemometer
    thermometer
    psychrometer
  • Question 53
    30 seconds
    Q. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are all forms of _____.
    answer choices
    precipitation
    condensation
    evaporation
    climate
  • Question 54
    30 seconds
    Q. A(n) _____ is a large body of air that has properties similar to the part of Earth's surface over which it depends.
    answer choices
    tornado
    pressure system
    front
    air mass
  • Question 55
    30 seconds
    Q. what kind of pressure predicts good weather?
    answer choices
    high
    low
    cold
    stationary
  • Question 56
    30 seconds
    Q. Which condition usually means cloudy, stormy weather?
    answer choices
    high pressure
    low pressure
  • Question 57
    300 seconds
    Q. What part of the illustration shows Evaporation? 
    answer choices
    1
    2
    3
    4
  • Question 58
    300 seconds
    Q. Which number illustrates Condensation?
    answer choices
    1
    2
    3
    4
  • Question 59
    30 seconds
    Q. What does this symbol on a weather map indicate? 
    answer choices
    High pressure system
    Low pressure system
    Cold front
    Warm front
  • Question 60
    60 seconds
    Q. Precipitation happens when clouds of water droplets are too ______________.
    answer choices
    cold
    light
    heavy
    hot
  • Question 61
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the weather conditions in an area over a long period of time?
    answer choices
    climate
    temperature
    elevation
    precipitation
  • Question 62
    30 seconds
    Q. Changes from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day
    answer choices
    Climate
    Weather
  • Question 63
    30 seconds
    Q. Meteorologists forecast this.
    answer choices
    Climate
    Weather
  • Question 64
    120 seconds
    Q.  A student needs approximately 250 mL of water for an experiment. Which letter in the illustration bestrepresents this estimate?
    answer choices
    W
    X
    Y
    Z
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