We have sent an email with your new password.


Weather Final Practice Quiz (exam 1)

50 Questions  I  By Bailee
Weather Quizzes & Trivia
Quiz of previous exam questions that may possibly be on the final - trying to memorize the answers.  

  
Changes are done, please start the quiz.


Question Excerpt

Removing question excerpt is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
1.  Which of the following provides a measure of the average speed of air molecules
A.
B.
C.
D.
2.  At any given time, the atmosphere contains the equivalent of _____ globally distributed precipitation
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
3.  The growth of a precipitation particle by the collision of an ice crystal (or snowflake) with a supercooled liquid droplet is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  When the air temperature increases, the saturation vapor pressure will
A.
B.
C.
D.
5.  Heat energy is taken from the environment, cooling the air when 
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  The rate at which the temperature changes inside a rising (or descending) parcel of saturated air is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
7.  In the Northern Hemisphere, this day has the fewest hours of daylight
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
8.  In clear weather the air next to the ground is usually ______ than the air above during the night , and _______ than the air above during the day
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.  The order of the layers of the atmosphere from lowest to highest is
A.
B.
C.
D.
10.  The combined albedo of the earth and the atmosphere is approximately 
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
11.  Incoming solar radiation in middle latitudes is less in winter than in summer because
A.
B.
C.
D.
12.  Water vapor is
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  A supercooled cloud droplet refers to a droplet whose temperature is below
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
14.  On the average, about what percentage of the solar energy that strikes the outer atmosphere eventually reaches the earth's surface?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
15.  The nitrogen gas (N2) in the atmosphere is removed by
A.
B.
C.
D.
16.  The earth's radiation is often referred to as _______ radiation, while the sun's radiation is often referred to as _______ radiation
A.
B.
C.
D.
17.  The atmospheric greenhouse effect is due primarily to the fact that
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.  The difference between "moist" and "dry" adiabatic rates is due to the fact that
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  If an air parcel initially has a temperature of 20 degrees c, what is the temperature of the parcel after lifting it a distance of 2 kilometers at the dry adiabatic rate?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
20.  A knowledge of air stability is important because
A.
B.
C.
D.
21.  The flat top of a thunderstorm about 30,000 feet or 10km high would mark the top of the
A.
B.
C.
D.
22.  If an air parcel initially has a temperature of 10 degrees c, what is the temperature of the parcel after lifting it a distance of 1 kilometer at a moist adiabatic rate of 7 degrees c per kilometer?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
23.  Which of the following is generally true at night?
A.
B.
C.
D.
24.  The temperature to which air must be cooled in order to become saturated is the
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  A rising parcel of air that does not exchange heat with its surroundings is referred to as
A.
B.
C.
D.
26.  During the ice crystal process of rain formation
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  Which of the following is considered a variable gas in the earth's atmosphere?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
28.  As the air temperature increases, with no addition of water vapor to the air, the dew point will
A.
B.
C.
D.
29.  The collision and coalescence precipitation process involves
A.
B.
C.
D.
30.  Cloud condensation nuclei are classified as 
A.
B.
C.
D.
31.  Which cloud type is composed of ice crystals and can cause a halo to form around the sun or moon?
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  The process of condensation and freezing
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  Atmospheric pressure changes _____ near the surface and ______ at higher altitudes
A.
B.
C.
D.
34.  The word "weather" is defined as
A.
B.
C.
D.
35.  In a volume of air near the earth's surface, _______ occupies 78%, and _____ nearly 21%
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
36.  In the middle latitudes, which cloud will have the highest base?
A.
B.
C.
D.
37.  If the environmental lapse rate is 8 degrees c per kilometer and the moist adiabatic rate is 6 degrees per kilometer, the atmosphere is
A.
B.
C.
38.  Which of the following would remain constant if you traveled up through the troposphere?
39.  If very cold air is brought indoors and warmed with no change in its moisture content, the saturation vapor pressure of this air will ______ and the relative humidity of this air will ______
A.
B.
C.
D.
40.  The amount of forced exerted over an area of surface is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  Which of the following is NOT a heat-transport process in the atmosphere?
A.
B.
C.
D.
42.  In middle latitudes, which cloud will have the lowest base?
43.  A temperature of 27 degrees c would be equal to what temperature on the Kelvin scale?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
44.  A dim, water sun visible through a gray sheet-like cloud layer is often a good indication of _____ clouds
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
45.  If the air temperature in a room is 70 degrees f, the saturation vapor pressure is 25 mb, the dew point temperature is 45 degrees f, and the actual vapor pressure is 10 mb, the relative humidity must be _____ percent 
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
46.  Which of the following weather elements ALWAYS decreases as we climb upward in the atmosphere?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
47.  The Earth's surface receives about ______ as much direct solar radiation compared to longwave radiation from the atmosphere 
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
48.  In the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere on december 22nd, the sun
49.  The earth's atmosphere is divided into layers based on changes in the vertical profile of
A.
B.
C.
D.
50.  Although the polar regions radiate away more heat energy than they receive by insolation in the course of a year, they are prevented from becoming progressively colder each year by the
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Back to top

Removing ad is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
Take Another Quiz