How Well Do You Know About Weather And Climate? Trivia Questions Quiz

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How Well Do You Know About Weather And Climate? Trivia Questions Quiz

How Well Do You Know About Weather And Climate? The definition of weather and climate can be a little confusing and the main difference is the time it takes to collect the data on the environmental changes. Do take up the quiz, and get to see how much you know about the factors that affect it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these factors does not influence a change in weather for any location?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Humidity

    • C. 

      Pressure

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 2. 
    Wind exists on Earth because of...
    • A. 

      The moon pulling on Earth's layers of the atmosphere

    • B. 

      Unequal heating of Earth's surface

    • C. 

      Waves acting upon the air causing movement

    • D. 

      Earth's core pulling on the layers of the atmosphere

  • 3. 
    Antarctic and Arctic regions have this type of climate and air masses with this characteristic
    • A. 

      Polar

    • B. 

      Continental

    • C. 

      Tropica

    • D. 

      Temperate Zone

  • 4. 
    A large body of air that develops over a particular region of Earth's surface is called a/n
    • A. 

      Air mass

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Humidity

    • D. 

      Front

  • 5. 
    Which best describes the difference between relative and absolute humidity?
    • A. 

      Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor the air can hold while absolute humidity is the amount of water vapor the air is holding

    • B. 

      Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor the air is holding while absolute humidity is the amount of water vapor the air can hold

  • 6. 
    The layer of Earth's atmosphere where we live and most weather takes place.
    • A. 

      Troposphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Stratospher

    • D. 

      Exosphere

  • 7. 
    An occluded front may bring many days of rain because either air mass can move the other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
      The greenhouse effect is the trapping of energy from the sun by the Earth's atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 9. 
    The main factors that affect an area's precipitation are prevailing winds and mountains
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The prevailing westerlies, the major wind belts over the continental United States, generally push air masses from...
    • A. 

      East to west

    • B. 

      West to east

    • C. 

      North to south

    • D. 

      South to north

  • 11. 
    Large clouds that often characterized by dark color and produce thunderstorms are called....
    • A. 

      Stratus clouds

    • B. 

      Cumulonimbus clouds

    • C. 

      Cirrus clouds

    • D. 

      Nimbostratus clouds

  • 12. 
    The boundary where unlike air masses meet but do not easily mix is called a front
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 13. 
    Regions that receive less than 25 centimeters of rain annually are called...
    • A. 

      Tundras

    • B. 

      Savannas

    • C. 

      Deserts

    • D. 

      Steppers

  • 14. 
    The climate on the leeward side of a mountain differs from that on the windward side mostly in...
    • A. 

      The strength of the winds

    • B. 

      The direction of the winds

    • C. 

      The angle of sunlight

    • D. 

      The amount of rainfall

  • 15. 
      Increased carbon dioxide may cause global warming.....
    • A. 

      Allowing more sunlight into the atmosphere

    • B. 

      Reflecting more sunlight from clouds

    • C. 

      Reducing the amount of oxygen in the ai

    • D. 

      Trapping more heat in the atmosphere

  • 16. 
    Climates are classified based on two major factors
    • A. 

      Elevation and precipitation

    • B. 

      Latitude and temperature

    • C. 

      Elevation and latitud

    • D. 

      Precipitation and temperature

  • 17. 
    The seasons are caused by........
    • A. 

      Earth's varying distance from the sun

    • B. 

      Earth's changing rate of rotatio

    • C. 

      The tilt of the Earth's axis as Earth revolves around the sun

    • D. 

      Shifting climates on Earth's surface

  • 18. 
    Scientists that study the weather and try to predict it are....
    • A. 

      Astronomers

    • B. 

      Climatologists

    • C. 

      Meteorologists

    • D. 

      Weatherologists

  • 19. 
      A funnel-shaped cloud that touches Earth's surface is called a...
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Cyclone

    • C. 

      Tornado

    • D. 

      Thunderhead

  • 20. 
    When a warm air mass and a cold air mass meet and neither can move the other, the result is a(an)...
    • A. 

      Occluded front

    • B. 

      Warm fron

    • C. 

      Stationary front

    • D. 

      Cold front

  • 21. 
    When a rapidly moving cold air mass overtakes a slow-moving warm air mass, the result is a...
    • A. 

      Cold front

    • B. 

      Occluded fron

    • C. 

      Warm front

    • D. 

      Stationary front

  • 22. 
    The average, year after year conditions of temperature, precipitation, winds, and cloud in an area are known as its...
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Seasons

    • C. 

      Weather

    • D. 

      Climate

  • 23. 
    A storm is a (an).....
    • A. 

      "dome: of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands

    • B. 

      Huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure at any given height

    • C. 

      Boundary where unlike air masses meet and do not easily mi

    • D. 

      Violent disturbances in the atmosphere

  • 24. 
    Hurricanes typically form over......
    • A. 

      Cold ocean water

    • B. 

      Tropical rain forests

    • C. 

      Warm ocean water

    • D. 

      Very dry land masses

  • 25. 
    Any form of water that falls from clouds is called......
    • A. 

      Dew

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Condensatio

    • D. 

      Precipitation