Meteorology Trivia: MCQ Exam! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Air masses will move due to... 
    • A. 

      Wind and air pressure

    • B. 

      Magnetic forces

    • C. 

      Wind and magnetic forces

    • D. 

      Air pressure

  • 2. 
    Where do air masses acquire their temperature and humidity characteristics?
    • A. 

      From other air masses nearby

    • B. 

      Clouds

    • C. 

      From the land or water over which they form

    • D. 

      Frontal boundaries

  • 3. 
    The conditions that severe storms need in order to form include:
    • A. 

      Energy

    • B. 

      Moisture

    • C. 

      Unstable air

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Hurricanes, the most powerful type of storm, can form when multiple thunderstorms occur over:
    • A. 

      Cold ocean waters

    • B. 

      Warm ocean waters

    • C. 

      Warm freshwater over land

    • D. 

      Cold freshwater over land

  • 5. 
    The greater the temperature difference between a storm cloud and its surroundings, the faster, the higher, and less intense it will grow. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a factor that drives the development of all hurricanes?
    • A. 

      Wind shear

    • B. 

      Stratocumulus clouds

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Heat

  • 7. 
    The amount of water vapor within the air is known as humidity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The atmosphere is the air that surrounds the Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What tool would measure the change in air pressure? 
    • A. 

      Barometer

    • B. 

      Rain gauge

    • C. 

      Anemometer

    • D. 

      Hygrometer

  • 10. 
    What is the relative humidity when the air temperature is at the dew point?
    • A. 

      50 percent

    • B. 

      100 percent

    • C. 

      10 percent

    • D. 

      20 percent

  • 11. 
    What would you expect to happen to the air pressure as a storm approaches?
    • A. 

      It would remain steady

    • B. 

      It would increase

    • C. 

      It would decrease

    • D. 

      It would increase, then decrease

  • 12. 
    When warmer, less dense air rises in the atmosphere and cooler more dense air sinks is an example of this type of heat transfer found within Earth's Atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Connections

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 13. 
    Doppler Radar shows a vertical rotating column of air with high wind speeds. Which is likely occurring?
    • A. 

      A hurricane is forming

    • B. 

      A tornado is forming

    • C. 

      A warm front is approaching

    • D. 

      A snowstorm is coming tomorrow

  • 14. 
    Which of the following conditions would most likely result in a thunderstorm? 
    • A. 

      34 degree weather, 80 % humidity, fast approaching cold front

    • B. 

      86 degree weather, 98 % humidity, fast approaching cold front

    • C. 

      34 degree weather, 80% humidity, stable atmosphere

    • D. 

      86 degree weather, 98% humidity, stable atmosphere

  • 15. 
    Which atmospheric conditions must exist for sleet to fall?
    • A. 

      The entire atmosphere must be below freezing

    • B. 

      A layer of warm air must be above a layer of subfreezing air

    • C. 

      A layer of subfreezing air must be above a layer of warm air

    • D. 

      The entire atmosphere must be above freezing

  • 16. 
    Weather patterns can help to fuel the movement of water on Earth. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following would be the most abundant atmospheric component?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Argon

  • 18. 
    Why does the troposphere experience the greatest amount of atmospheric pressure compared to the other atmospheric layers?
    • A. 

      It produces the ozone layer

    • B. 

      It has the highest temperatures

    • C. 

      It contains a high concentration of gas particles

    • D. 

      It is the region in which weather occurs

  • 19. 
    What is the relationship between altitude and air density within the Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      As altitude increases, air density decreases

    • B. 

      As altitude increases, air density increases

    • C. 

      As altitude increases, air density remains the same

    • D. 

      There is no relationship between altitude and air density with the Earth's atmosphere

  • 20. 
    Collection of water on the earth can be in the form of...
    • A. 

      Oceans

    • B. 

      Rivers

    • C. 

      Lakes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    The map below shows the temperatures of surface water in different parts of the world. Read the descriptions below and decide which part of the map the description corresponds to.    
    • A. 

      Region 1 has the least amount of energy absorbed

    • B. 

      Region 2 Temperatures will heat up quickly , and will cool faster

    • C. 

      Region 3 Area experiences more evaporation into the atmosphere

    • D. 

      All of the above statements are true

  • 22. 
    Without the "greenhouse effect"... 
    • A. 

      Overnight temperatures would plunge downward

    • B. 

      The Earth would heat up dramatically

    • C. 

      The atmosphere would leave

    • D. 

      The earth would catch on fire

  • 23. 
    Which of the following statements would be the best reason why you could not live on Mars or Venus? 
    • A. 

      Gases are too hot on both planets

    • B. 

      Both planets do not have space stations for living

    • C. 

      Mars is too hot and cold with a very dense atmosphere, Venus is too cold without an atmosphere

    • D. 

      It is cold and lifeless because Mars atmosphere is too thin to support life or Venus holds too much heat of the Sun's heat

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