Earth Science_chapter 11 Quiz

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The weather around us keeps on changing, and it is possible for one to predict the type of whether that will occur in a given area by use of specific instruments. Have you just finished up on chapter 11 of the earth science classes on weather prediction? Take up the quiz below and see if you understood all there was.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What instrument is used to measure wind speed?
    • A. 

      Thermometer

    • B. 

      Barometer

    • C. 

      Anemometer

    • D. 

      Hydrometer

  • 2. 
    Carolus Linnaeus and Anders Celsius introduced the ______temperature scale. (Spelling counts)
  • 3. 
    How many times a day does the National Weather Service issue weather forecasts?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      24

  • 4. 
    What are the freezing and boing points on the Celcius scale?
    • A. 

      0, 32

    • B. 

      212, 100

    • C. 

      0, 100

    • D. 

      32, 212

  • 5. 
    What is the device used to measure atmospheric pressure called?
    • A. 

      Anemometer

    • B. 

      Hygrometer

    • C. 

      Barometer

    • D. 

      Thermometer

  • 6. 
    What is the device used to measure relative humidity?
    • A. 

      Anemometer

    • B. 

      Hygrometer

    • C. 

      Barometer

    • D. 

      Thermometer

  • 7. 
    According to the Beaufort Wind Scale, hurricane winds are given the rank of 12 (the highest) and have speeds in excess of
    • A. 

      50 mph

    • B. 

      117 km/hr

    • C. 

      61-70 mph

  • 8. 
    A radiosonde is an instrument carried on a weather balloon and may consist of the following instruments: (check 4)
    • A. 

      Barometer

    • B. 

      Satellite

    • C. 

      Weather vane

    • D. 

      Radio transmitter

    • E. 

      Video camera

    • F. 

      Thermometer

    • G. 

      Hygrometer

  • 9. 
    Mount Washington is known as the windiest mountain in the world with recorded winds speeds up to 231 mph.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Satellites can record and send weather information in a matter of seconds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Doppler radar can determine wind speed and precipitation, but cannot tell whether it is rain or snow.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Local weather reporters can give accurate weather forecasts from information from the National Weather Service.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    An isobar is ___
    • A. 

      A line on a weather map indicating the same temperature

    • B. 

      A line on a weather map indicating the same barometric pressure

    • C. 

      A line on a weather map indicating a front

  • 14. 
    A millibar is ___
    • A. 

      A small bar of soap

    • B. 

      A measurement of humidity

    • C. 

      A measurement of barometric pressure

    • D. 

      A measurement of wind speed

  • 15. 
    A pilot balloon with a radio transmitter used to determine wind speed when visibility is poor is called a _____
    • A. 

      Radiosonde

    • B. 

      Rawinsonde

    • C. 

      Temperasonde

    • D. 

      Radarsonde