Earth Science- Weather Patterns Quiz

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Earth Science- Weather Patterns Quiz

Weather undergoes many changes, and we got to go down to the reasons why and how we can ensure that life goes on Earth by not destroying the environment and leading to dangerous weather patterns. Show how much you know about weather patterns by taking up the test below and checking your notes for clarifications. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the force of air molecules pushing on an area?
    • A. 

      Barometer

    • B. 

      Air molecules

    • C. 

      Air pressure

  • 2. 
    The Condition of Earth's Atmosphere is __________________.
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Weather

    • C. 

      Troposphere

  • 3. 
    What is air that moves horizontally, or parallel to the ground...
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Air pressure

    • C. 

      Weather

  • 4. 
    What are global winds?
    • A. 

      All winds in the upper hemispheres

    • B. 

      Winds located at the horse latitudes

    • C. 

      Winds that travel thousands of km in steady patterns.

  • 5. 
    What effect is in play when winds curve?
    • A. 

      Global warming effect

    • B. 

      Coriolis effect

    • C. 

      Saturation

  • 6. 
    What way do the jet streams flow?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      East

  • 7. 
    What are the winds that change direction with season?
    • A. 

      Land breezes

    • B. 

      Sea breezes

    • C. 

      Monsoons

  • 8. 
    What is the process in which liquid changes to a gas?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Precipitation

  • 9. 
    What is condensation?
    • A. 

      Gas to liquid

    • B. 

      Liquid to gas

  • 10. 
    What is any type of liquid that falls to Earth's surface?
    • A. 

      Particulates

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Water droplets

  • 11. 
    What is the amount of water vapor in air?
    • A. 

      Humidity

    • B. 

      Relative humidity

    • C. 

      Precipitation

  • 12. 
    What is it when the rates of evaporation and condensation are equal?
    • A. 

      Humidity

    • B. 

      Saturation

    • C. 

      Water vapor

  • 13. 
    What does relative humidity compare?
    • A. 

      The amount of water vapor to the max. of water vapor possible for that temp.

    • B. 

      Amount of water vapor to saturation

    • C. 

      Amount of humidity multiplied by saturation

  • 14. 
    What type of cloud is most likely to bring a thunderstorm?
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Cumulonimbus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

  • 15. 
    What are clouds made of?
    • A. 

      Water vapor

    • B. 

      Water droplets

  • 16. 
    Clouds made of ice crystals form under ______________________?
    • A. 

      High pressure

    • B. 

      High altitude

    • C. 

      Low pressure

  • 17. 
    As _____________ increases, density decreases.
    • A. 

      Altitude

    • B. 

      Air pressure

    • C. 

      Density

  • 18. 
    What winds are part of the calm regions?
    • A. 

      Horse latitudes and westerlies

    • B. 

      Easterlies and westerlies

    • C. 

      Horse latitudes and doldrums

  • 19. 
    What wind belt flows from the horse latitudes toward the equator?
    • A. 

      Westerlies

    • B. 

      Trade winds

    • C. 

      Doldrums

  • 20. 
    What local wind occurs when cool air pushes into the ocean?
    • A. 

      Land Breeze

    • B. 

      Sea breeze

  • 21. 
    What clouds are puffy like cotton balls?
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Cirrus

    • C. 

      Stratus

  • 22. 
    What forms when water droplets or ice crystals melt as they fall?
    • A. 

      Rain or drizzle

    • B. 

      Sleet

    • C. 

      Snow

  • 23. 
    What forms from ice crystals that merge in clouds?
    • A. 

      Sleet

    • B. 

      Snow

    • C. 

      Hail

  • 24. 
    ____________ forms when ice pellets move up and down in clouds, growing larger as they gain layers of ice.
    • A. 

      Snow

    • B. 

      Hail

    • C. 

      Rain

  • 25. 
    What freezes into ice pellets while falling through cold air?
    • A. 

      Hail

    • B. 

      Sleet

    • C. 

      Freezing rain

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