12.1 What Is Weather?

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12.1 What Is Weather?

What is weather and what do you think of when someone asks about the weather?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The state of the atmosphere as a specific time and place is called ___.
    • A. 

      Climate

    • B. 

      Atmosphere

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Weather

  • 2. 
    What type of conditions describe weather?
    • A. 

      Air pressure

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Amount of moisture in the air

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Where does all of the energy come from that creates the Earth's weather?
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Moon

    • C. 

      Other planets

    • D. 

      Sun and moon

  • 4. 
    ___ is the measure of the average amount of motion of molecules.
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Weather

    • D. 

      Humidity

    • E. 

      Sun's energy

  • 5. 
    When temperatures are high, which best describes the motion of molecules?
    • A. 

      Molecules in the air are moving slowly.

    • B. 

      Molecules in the air have no movement.

    • C. 

      Molecules in the are are moving rapidly.

  • 6. 
    ___ is air moving in a specific direction.
    • A. 

      Humidity

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 7. 
    Air moves from regions of ___ pressure to areas of ___ pressure.
    • A. 

      High/low

    • B. 

      Low/high

    • C. 

      Medium/medium

  • 8. 
    What does this tool measure?
    • A. 

      Wind speed

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Wind direction

    • D. 

      Relative humidity

  • 9. 
    What does this tool measure?
    • A. 

      Wind direction

    • B. 

      Relative humidity

    • C. 

      Air pressure

    • D. 

      Wind speed

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    ___ is the amount of water vapor present in the air.
    • A. 

      Air pressure

    • B. 

      Density

    • C. 

      Humidity

    • D. 

      Relative humidity

    • E. 

      Precipitation

  • 11. 
    True or False:  Air always contains the same amount of water vapor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    True or False:  Warm air can hold more water vapor than cooler air.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    ____ is the amount of water vapor present in the air compared to the amount the air can hold at a specific temperature.
    • A. 

      Relative humidity

    • B. 

      Humidity

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Water

    • E. 

      Air pressure

  • 14. 
    When temperatures drop, ___ water vapor can be present in the air.
    • A. 

      The same

    • B. 

      More

    • C. 

      Less

  • 15. 
    The temperature at which air is saturated and condensation forms is called ___.
    • A. 

      Precipitation

    • B. 

      Humidity

    • C. 

      Dew point

    • D. 

      Saturation

  • 16. 
    How are clouds classified?
    • A. 

      Size

    • B. 

      Shape

    • C. 

      Color

    • D. 

      Height

  • 17. 
    ___ clouds form layers, or smooth even sheets in the sky.
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Stratus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

    • D. 

      Cumulomimbus

  • 18. 
    ___ is air that is cooled to its dew point near the ground and forms a cloud.
    • A. 

      Fog

    • B. 

      Cirrostratus

    • C. 

      Dew

    • D. 

      Cumulus

  • 19. 
    What type of clouds are these?
    • A. 

      What type of clouds are these?

    • B. 

      Cumulus

    • C. 

      Stratus

    • D. 

      Cirrus

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    What type of clouds are these?
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Stratus

    • C. 

      Altostratus

    • D. 

      Cirrostratus

  • 21. 
    What type of clouds are these?
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Stratus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

  • 22. 
    Clouds associated with rain or snow often have what word associated with them?
    • A. 

      Alto

    • B. 

      Cirrus

    • C. 

      Nimbus

    • D. 

      Cirro

  • 23. 
    What type of cloud is this?
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Cumulonimbus

    • C. 

      Stratus

    • D. 

      Cirrus

    • E. 

      Alsostatus

  • 24. 
    ___ is water falling from clouds.
    • A. 

      Rain

    • B. 

      Sleet

    • C. 

      Snow

    • D. 

      Hail

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    What determines the form that water falls from the clouds?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Humidity

    • C. 

      Pressure

    • D. 

      All of the above