Meteorology 101 - Pressure Systems, Air Masses And Fronts Quiz

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Quiz on Pressure Systems, Air Masses and Fronts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the 2 types of pressure systems?
    • A. 

      High Pressure System

    • B. 

      Low Pressure System

    • C. 

      Medium Pressure System

  • 2. 
    What is another name for a high pressure system?
  • 3. 
    What is another name for a low pressure system?
  • 4. 
    Do high pressure systems have fronts?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    What are the characteristics of an Arctic Polar air mass?
    • A. 

      Very cold, very dry and very dense.

    • B. 

      Warm, dry and not dense.

    • C. 

      Cold, dry and dense.

    • D. 

      Cold, wet and dense.

    • E. 

      Warm, wet and not dense.

  • 6. 
    What are the characteristics of a Continental Polar air mass?
    • A. 

      Warm, wet and not dense.

    • B. 

      Very cold, very dry and very dense.

    • C. 

      Cold, dry and dense.

    • D. 

      Warm, wet and not dense.

    • E. 

      Cold, wet and dense.

  • 7. 
    What are the characteristics of a Maritime Polar air mass?
    • A. 

      Warm, dry and not dense.

    • B. 

      Cold, dry and dense.

    • C. 

      Cold, wet and dense.

    • D. 

      Warm, wet and not dense.

    • E. 

      Very cold, very dry and very dense.

  • 8. 
    What are the characteristics of a Continental Tropical air mass?
    • A. 

      Very cold, very dry and very dense.

    • B. 

      Cold, dry and dense.

    • C. 

      Warm, wet and not dense.

    • D. 

      Cold, wet and dense.

    • E. 

      Warm, dry and not dense.

  • 9. 
    What are the characteristics of a Maritime Tropical air mass?
    • A. 

      Cold, dry and dense.

    • B. 

      Warm, wet and not dense

    • C. 

      Very cold, very dry and very dense.

    • D. 

      Warm, dry and not dense.

    • E. 

      Cold, wet and dense.

  • 10. 
    What are the 4 different kinds of fronts?
    • A. 

      Warm Front

    • B. 

      Cool Front

    • C. 

      Cold Front

    • D. 

      Occluded Front

    • E. 

      Stationary Front

  • 11. 
    How fast do warm fronts usually move?
    • A. 

      10 to 15 mph

    • B. 

      5 to 15 mph

    • C. 

      25 to 30 mph

    • D. 

      40 to 50 mph

    • E. 

      They don't move at all.

  • 12. 
    How fast do cold fronts usually move?
    • A. 

      15 to 20 mph

    • B. 

      5 to 10 mph

    • C. 

      20 to 40 mph

    • D. 

      40 to 60 mph

    • E. 

      They don't move at all.

  • 13. 
    Can thunderstorms form from all 4 of the fronts?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    What are the 5 different kinds of air masses?
    • A. 

      Continental Polar

    • B. 

      Continental Arctic

    • C. 

      Maritime Polar

    • D. 

      Maritime Tropical

    • E. 

      Continental Tropical