# Grade 5, Climate And Weather

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• 1.

### Rainfall is measured in which unit?

• A.

Mm

• B.

M

• C.

Cm

• D.

Km

A. Mm
Explanation
Rainfall is measured in millimeters (mm) because it is a small unit that allows for precise measurement of the amount of rain that falls. Using larger units such as meters (m) or kilometers (km) would result in less accuracy and make it difficult to accurately measure smaller amounts of rainfall. Centimeters (cm) could be used, but millimeters are a more commonly used unit for measuring rainfall.

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• 2.

### Which of the following is not a form of precipitation?

• A.

Rain

• B.

Snow

• C.

Wind

• D.

Hail

C. Wind
Explanation
Wind is not a form of precipitation because it does not involve the condensation of water vapor in the atmosphere. Precipitation refers to any form of water that falls from the atmosphere to the Earth's surface, such as rain, snow, or hail. Wind, on the other hand, is the movement of air caused by differences in atmospheric pressure. It does not involve the release of water droplets or ice crystals from the atmosphere.

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• 3.

• 4.

### Select the statement(s) that are true.

• A.

A wind is named according to the direction it blows towards.

• B.

A gale is a very gentle kind of wind.

• C.

The eastern parts of South Africa have more rain than the western parts.

• D.

Climate describes the weather pattern of an area.

• E.

Natural vegetation is the plants that grow in an area that are not planted by people.

C. The eastern parts of South Africa have more rain than the western parts.
E. Natural vegetation is the plants that grow in an area that are not planted by people.
Explanation
The statement "The eastern parts of South Africa have more rain than the western parts" is true because the prevailing winds in South Africa blow from the east, bringing moisture from the Indian Ocean and resulting in higher rainfall in the eastern regions. On the other hand, the western parts of South Africa are more arid due to the rain shadow effect caused by the mountains.

The statement "Natural vegetation is the plants that grow in an area that are not planted by people" is also true. Natural vegetation refers to the plant life that occurs in a particular area without human intervention or cultivation. It includes plants that have grown naturally and have not been intentionally planted or cultivated by humans.

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• 5.

### Temperature is measured in ?

• A.

Metres

• B.

Degrees Celsius

• C.

Degrees

• D.

Mm

B. Degrees Celsius
Explanation
Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius. This unit of measurement is commonly used to quantify the level of hotness or coldness of an object or environment. The Celsius scale is based on the freezing and boiling points of water, with 0 degrees Celsius being the freezing point and 100 degrees Celsius being the boiling point at sea level. It is a widely recognized and accepted unit for temperature measurement in scientific, industrial, and everyday contexts.

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• 6.

### What are the elements of weather?

• A.

Temperature

• B.

Ice

• C.

Wind

• D.

Cloud cover

• E.

Rain

• F.

Snow

• G.

Sun

A. Temperature
C. Wind
D. Cloud cover
E. Rain
Explanation
The elements of weather are temperature, wind, cloud cover, and rain. These factors play a crucial role in determining the current weather conditions. Temperature refers to the degree of hotness or coldness in the atmosphere. Wind is the movement of air, which can vary in speed and direction. Cloud cover refers to the amount and type of clouds present in the sky. Rain is precipitation in the form of liquid water droplets falling from the atmosphere. These elements work together to create the weather patterns we experience.

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• 7.

### Which month has the highest rainfall for the area in the graph?

• A.

January

• B.

February

• C.

March

• D.

April

• E.

May

• F.

June

• G.

July

• H.

August

• I.

September

• J.

October

• K.

November

• L.

December

G. July
Explanation
Based on the given graph, the month of July has the highest rainfall for the area. This can be determined by observing the data points on the graph and noticing that the rainfall amount in July is the highest compared to the other months.

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• 8.

### Study the picture below, what is the temperature reading in Degrees Celsius?

• A.

22o

• B.

70o

• C.

24o

• D.

74o

C. 24o
Explanation
Based on the picture, the temperature reading in degrees Celsius is 24o.

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• 9.

### Does the graph show weather or climate?

• A.

Weather.

• B.

Climate.

B. Climate.
Explanation
The correct answer is climate because the graph is likely to show long-term patterns and trends rather than short-term variations. Weather refers to the day-to-day atmospheric conditions, while climate refers to the average weather conditions over a long period of time. Since the graph is likely to depict long-term patterns, it is more likely to represent climate rather than weather.

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