Chapter 8: Climate Change Trivia Quiz!

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Chapter 8: Climate Change Trivia Quiz! - Quiz

In chapter 8 of our environmental class, we got to learn about climate change and its major causes. One of the reasons that have led to climate change is the damage that human activity has done to the ozone layer. Take up this trivia quiz and see just how well you understood the topic. All the best and keep revising!

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  • 1. 

    List the 3 types of clouds.

    The three types of clouds are stratus, cirrus, and cumulus. Stratus clouds are low-level clouds that appear as a uniform layer and often bring light rain or drizzle. Cirrus clouds are high-level clouds that are thin and wispy, usually composed of ice crystals and indicating fair weather. Cumulus clouds are fluffy and puffy clouds that can be found at various altitudes and are associated with fair weather or the potential for thunderstorms.

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    Name the 4 types of precipitation.

    The correct answer is rain, snow, sleet, and hail. These are the four main types of precipitation that occur in the Earth's atmosphere. Rain is liquid water falling from the clouds, snow is frozen water vapor forming ice crystals, sleet is a mixture of rain and snow that partially melts before reaching the ground, and hail is formed when layers of ice build up in a thunderstorm. These different types of precipitation depend on the temperature and atmospheric conditions present in a particular region.

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    ____________ have wind speeds greater than 250 miles per hour.

    Tornadoes are known for their extremely high wind speeds, often exceeding 250 miles per hour. These violent and destructive storms form from powerful thunderstorms and are characterized by a rotating column of air. The strong updrafts and downdrafts within a tornado create a vortex, resulting in the high wind speeds observed. Tornadoes are capable of causing severe damage to structures and can be extremely dangerous to human life.

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    ______   _____ is lighter than cold air.

    Warm air is lighter than cold air because warm air molecules have more energy and move faster than cold air molecules. This increased energy causes the warm air molecules to spread out and occupy a larger volume, making the warm air less dense. In contrast, cold air molecules have less energy and move slower, causing them to be closer together and more densely packed. This difference in density results in warm air being lighter than cold air.

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    Air masses that form over land are ______.

    Air masses that form over land are dry because land surfaces do not retain moisture as well as bodies of water. As the sun heats the land, the air above it also warms up and rises, creating a low-pressure area. This causes the air to move away from the land, leading to the formation of a dry air mass. In contrast, air masses that form over bodies of water tend to be more humid due to the higher moisture content in the air.

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    Hurricanes are categorized by their _____  ______.

    Hurricanes are categorized by their wind speed. This is because the wind speed is one of the primary factors used to determine the intensity and severity of a hurricane. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, for example, classifies hurricanes into different categories based on their sustained wind speeds. This classification system helps in predicting the potential impact and damage caused by a hurricane, allowing authorities and individuals to take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their property.

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    A cloud forms when _____   _____ cools.

    A cloud forms when water vapor cools.

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    ________ clouds are common on clear, warm days.

    Cumulus clouds are commonly seen on clear, warm days. These clouds are characterized by their fluffy, white appearance and are formed by the upward movement of warm air. As the warm air rises, it cools and condenses, forming these distinct cotton-like clouds. Cumulus clouds are usually associated with fair weather conditions, as they indicate stable atmospheric conditions. They are often seen in the afternoon when the sun's heat is at its peak and can sometimes develop into larger cumulonimbus clouds, which can bring thunderstorms.

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