Chapter 2 - Weather Patterns

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Chapter 2 - Weather Patterns


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  • 1. 
    Air pressure increases
    • A. 

      As density decreases

    • B. 

      As altitude increases

    • C. 

      As you move higher in the atmosphere

    • D. 

      As you move lower in the atmospohere

  • 2. 
    Air pressure......
    • A. 

      Is the force exerted by moving air molecules

    • B. 

      Measures the speed of wind

    • C. 

      Only pushes on objects in one direction

    • D. 

      Is the same as density

  • 3. 
    Air moves because air pressure
    • A. 

      Remains constant with altitude

    • B. 

      Varies from place to place

    • C. 

      Is higher in cold air

    • D. 

      Is lower at sea level

  • 4. 
    Which of there tools is used to measure air pressure
    • A. 

      Thermometer

    • B. 

      Kilometer

    • C. 

      Barometer

    • D. 

      Speedometer

  • 5. 
    Winds that change direction with the seasons are known as
    • A. 

      Weather

    • B. 

      Jet streams

    • C. 

      Monsoons

    • D. 

      Global winds

  • 6. 
     ____________ are quickly moving winds that flow in the upper troposphere
    • A. 

      Jet streams

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Global winds

    • D. 

      Coriolis effect

  • 7. 
    The influence of Earth's rotation on global winds is the 
    • A. 

      Jet streams

    • B. 

      Global winds

    • C. 

      Monsoons

    • D. 

      Coriolis effect

  • 8. 
    Large masses of moving air caused by uneven heating between the equator and the poles are 
    • A. 

      Weather

    • B. 

      Global winds

    • C. 

      Monsoons

    • D. 

      Jet streams

  • 9. 
    ______________ is the horizontal movement of air
    • A. 

      Coriolis effect

    • B. 

      Monsoons

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Jet streams

  • 10. 
    Atmospheric conditions at a particular time and place describe the 
    • A. 

      Jet streams

    • B. 

      Coriolis effect

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Weather

  • 11. 
     ______________ is a cloud that rests on the ground or on a body of water
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Dew point

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Fog

  • 12. 
    The temperature at which air reaches saturation is the 
    • A. 

      Humidity

    • B. 

      Dew point

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Relative humidity

  • 13. 
    When a gas changes to a liquid
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Saturation

  • 14. 
    Water that falls to Earth's surface is known as 
    • A. 

      Fog

    • B. 

      Dew point

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Humidity

  • 15. 
     _______________ decreases as air heats up and increases as air cools
    • A. 

      Dew point

    • B. 

      Relative humidity

    • C. 

      Saturation

    • D. 

      Condensation

  • 16. 
    _____________ of water takes place when the rate of evaporation equals the rate of condensation
    • A. 

      Humidity

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Relative humididty

    • D. 

      Saturation

  • 17. 
    The amount of water vapor in the air is
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Fog

    • C. 

      Humidity

    • D. 

      Dew point

  • 18. 
    A liquid changes to a gas during 
    • A. 

      Relative humidity

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Condensation

  • 19. 
    Precipitation forms when water droplets
    • A. 

      Evaporate, freeze into ice crystals, and rise higher in the air

    • B. 

      Combine and become heavy enough to fall to Earth's surface

    • C. 

      Condense, freeze into ice crystals, and rise higher in the air

    • D. 

      Stick to ice crystals and melt them as they fall to Earth's surface

  • 20. 
    Rainfall is measured with 
    • A. 

      A rain gauge

    • B. 

      A barometer

    • C. 

      A thermometer

    • D. 

      An anemometer

  • 21. 
    Large pellets of ice that are tossed up and down in storm clouds fall to Earth as
    • A. 

      Snow

    • B. 

      Sleet

    • C. 

      Fog

    • D. 

      Hail

  • 22. 
    Acid rain
    • A. 

      Is less acidic than normal rain

    • B. 

      Helps trees grow

    • C. 

      May fall from the source of pollution

    • D. 

      Falls only from cumulus clouds

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