8th Grade Air Masses Quiz

6 Questions | Total Attempts: 231

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8th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

An air mass is a volume of air, and they cover many miles and adapt the characteristics of the surfaces below them. Air masses are classified according to the temperature and moisture characteristics of their source regions. When winds move air masses, they carry their weather conditions from the source region to a new region. Test your 8th-grade air mass knowledge by taking the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tropical air masses are:
    • A. 

      Cold air masses

    • B. 

      Warm air masses

  • 2. 
    Polar air masses are:
    • A. 

      Cold air masses

    • B. 

      Warm air masses

  • 3. 
    Continental air masses form over:
    • A. 

      Land

    • B. 

      Oceans

  • 4. 
    Polar air masses have ________ air pressure
  • 5. 
    Maritime Polar air masses
    • A. 

      Are cool, humid air masses that form over northern oceans.

    • B. 

      Are cool, humid air masses that form over land

    • C. 

      Are warm, humid air masses that form over northern oceans

    • D. 

      Are warm, humid air masses that form over land

  • 6. 
    Continental Tropical air masses
    • A. 

      Are hot, dry air masses that form over the ocean

    • B. 

      Are hot, dry air masses that form over the Southwest.

    • C. 

      Are cold, humid air masses that form over the ocean

    • D. 

      Are cold, humid air masses that form over the Southwest