Meteorology Practice Assessment

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Meteorology Practice Assessment

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Thermosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 2. 
    What happens to temperature as you move upwards through the troposphere
    • A. 

      It decreases

    • B. 

      It increases

    • C. 

      It stays the same

    • D. 

      It varies from place to place

  • 3. 
    Where do meteors burn up?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 4. 
    Where do the northern lights occur
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere

    • C. 

      Exosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 5. 
    Where is the ozone layer?
    • A. 

      Mesosphere

    • B. 

      Stratosphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere

    • D. 

      Exosphere

  • 6. 
    What happens to temperature as you move up through out the atmosphere
    • A. 

      It stays the same

    • B. 

      It increases

    • C. 

      It decreases

    • D. 

      It varies

  • 7. 
    What does the ozone layer do?
    • A. 

      It blocks infrared radiation

    • B. 

      It protects us from meteors

    • C. 

      It protects us from ultraviolet radiation

    • D. 

      It causes the sky to be blue

  • 8. 
    The hydrosphere contains
    • A. 

      Clouds, rivers, lakes

    • B. 

      Oceans, mountains, rivers

    • C. 

      Ice, smoke and dust

    • D. 

      Water vapor, chickens, and soda

  • 9. 
    Water stored under the ground is called
    • A. 

      Landwater

    • B. 

      Groundwater

    • C. 

      Runoff

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 10. 
    Evaporation is when water turns from a
    • A. 

      Gas to a solid

    • B. 

      Solid to a gas

    • C. 

      Liquid to a gas

    • D. 

      Liquid to a solid

  • 11. 
    Condensation is when water turns from a
    • A. 

      Solid to a gas

    • B. 

      Gas to a solid

    • C. 

      Liquid to a gas

    • D. 

      Gas to a liquid

  • 12. 
    The four types of precipitation are
    • A. 

      Cats, dogs, rain, and snow

    • B. 

      Rain, snow, freezing rain and hail

    • C. 

      Rain, snow, sleet, and hail

    • D. 

      Hail, ice, snow, sleet

  • 13. 
    Clouds form when water vapor condenses on _____________________ in the air.
    • A. 

      Ice, smoke, dust

    • B. 

      Salt, water vapor, gas

    • C. 

      Smoke, dust, gas

    • D. 

      Smoke, dust, salt

  • 14. 
    Stratus clouds are
    • A. 

      Flat and spread out like a sheet

    • B. 

      Flat and bumpy with blue sky poking through

    • C. 

      Flat with wispy edges

    • D. 

      Piled up rain clouds

  • 15. 
    Cumulus clouds are
    • A. 

      Spread out like a sheet

    • B. 

      Piled up rain clouds

    • C. 

      Piled up

    • D. 

      Mid level clouds

  • 16. 
    Cirrus clouds
    • A. 

      Are spread out like a sheet and flat

    • B. 

      Have wispy edges

    • C. 

      Have flat bottoms and are puffy

    • D. 

      Bring rain

  • 17. 
    Cumulonimbus clouds
    • A. 

      Bring stormy weather

    • B. 

      Bring nice weather

    • C. 

      Mean that a warm front is moving through

    • D. 

      Are spread out like a sheet

  • 18. 
    The most common gas in our atmosphere is
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Argon

  • 19. 
    Wind speed, wind direction, air pressure, temperature, and _______________ all help determine the weather
    • A. 

      Location

    • B. 

      Mountains

    • C. 

      Latitude

    • D. 

      Relative humidity

  • 20. 
    The tool used to measure air pressure is called
    • A. 

      Wind vane

    • B. 

      An anemometer

    • C. 

      A barometer

    • D. 

      A psychrometer

  • 21. 
    The tool used to measure wind speed is
    • A. 

      A wind vane

    • B. 

      An anemometer

    • C. 

      A barometer

    • D. 

      A psychrometer

  • 22. 
    A tool used to measure wind direction is
    • A. 

      A wind vane

    • B. 

      An anemometer

    • C. 

      A barometer

    • D. 

      A psychrometer

  • 23. 
    Air pressure can be affected by
    • A. 

      Temperature, visibility, and cloud type

    • B. 

      Visibility, temperature, and water vapor

    • C. 

      Temperature, elevation, and cloud type

    • D. 

      Water vapor, temperature, and elevation

  • 24. 
    Radiation is the transfer of thermal energy by
    • A. 

      Electromagnetic waves

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

    • C. 

      The movement or circulation of a liquid or gas

    • D. 

      Direct contact

  • 25. 
    Conduction is the transfer of thermal energy by
    • A. 

      Electromagnetic waves

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

    • C. 

      The movement or circulation of a liquid or gas

    • D. 

      Direct contact