Ultimate Fact Of Weather Quiz

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Ultimate Fact Of Weather Quiz

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  • 1. 
    An important piece of information for weather scientists is the ratio of the amount of water vapor in the air to the amount of water vapor needed to reach saturation at a given temperature.  These data allow meteorologists ot better predice teh weather.  What piece of information is being described?
    • A. 

      Wind speed

    • B. 

      Relative humidity

    • C. 

      Air pressure

    • D. 

      Wind direction

  • 2. 
    Human skin contains melanin.  Melanin helps protect the skin from which environmental factor?
    • A. 

      Extreme humidity

    • B. 

      Subzero temperatures

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet rays from the sun

    • D. 

      Acid rain

  • 3. 
    The jet stream usually stays too far north to affect Florida's weather.  What is the jet stream?
    • A. 

      A narrow band of strong winds that blows in the upper region of the atmosphere

    • B. 

      The spinning of the air in the same direction as Earth's rotation

    • C. 

      The spinning of the air in the opposite direction of Earth's rotation

    • D. 

      The movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

  • 4. 
    One of the main factors used to determine climate is temperature.  For exapmple, a tropical climate has generally warm temperatures thorughout the year.  What is the other MAIN factor used to determine climate.
    • A. 

      Humidity

    • B. 

      Air pressure

    • C. 

      Wind conditions

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 5. 
    If a warm wind passes over snow, the snow can be heated rapidly.  When this happens, the snow can change directly into water vapor without first becoming liquid water.  What is the correct erm for this process?
    • A. 

      Depostion

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Melting

    • D. 

      Sublimation

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      She recorded the temperature at only one time a day instead of more often.

    • B. 

      She made her conclusion based only on temperatuer and not also on precipitaiton.

    • C. 

      She made her conclusion based on only 1 week of data instead of over a long period of time

    • D. 

      She did not calculate the humidity, air pressure, and wind condtions when she made her conclusion

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Winds transfer energy around the Earth

    • B. 

      Winds are caused by the energy of the sun

    • C. 

      Winds move because of differential warming of the air

    • D. 

      Winds transfer energy from the air to the ground.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Florida has relatively flat topography and is located at or near sea level.

    • B. 

      Limestone exists at or near the ground surface in most areas of Florida

    • C. 

      Florida has frequent, intense thunderstorms that are accompanied by intense lighning

    • D. 

      The lower layers of soil are made of organic material that can vecome very dry during droughts.

  • 9. 
    Visitors to Florida sometimes complain about the high humidity.  What does high humidity indicate?
    • A. 

      A cool temperature

    • B. 

      A high pressure system

    • C. 

      An approaching cold front

    • D. 

      A high amount of water vapor in the air

  • 10. 
    During a winter storm,  Annabelle observes hail falling in her yard.  After the hailstorm, rain falls.  Which statement correctly describes hail and rain?
    • A. 

      Hail and rain are both solids

    • B. 

      Hail and rain are both liquids

    • C. 

      Hail is a liquid, and rain is a solid

    • D. 

      Hail is a solid, and rain is a liquid

  • 11. 
    One type of weather event develops when some of the warm air in a thunderstorm rises into high-altitude, horizontal winds.  This causes the rising air to rotate.  What type of weather event is being described?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Lightning

    • C. 

      Thunder

    • D. 

      Tornado

  • 12. 
    The sun's energy influences climate in different ways.  For example, the latitudes at the equator receive more energy from the sun and therefore have warmer temperatures.  How does the sun's energy most directly influence precipitation in a climate?
    • A. 

      The sun's energy drives the water cycle, which determines precipitation.

    • B. 

      The Sun'e energy creates wind patterns that bring precipitation to different areas.

    • C. 

      The sun's energy controls the amount of condensation and therefore precipitation.

    • D. 

      The sun's energy starts the water cycle by causing percolation, which leads to precipitation.

  • 13. 
    Elevation is the measure of how high something is above a reference point.  What is the most common reference point used to refer to the elevation of antural landforms?
    • A. 

      Sea level

    • B. 

      Lake level

    • C. 

      Land level

    • D. 

      River level

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Gainsesville is farther north than Miami is, so latitude will make its temperatures vary more widely.

    • B. 

      Miami is closer than the ocean, and winds from the ocean cause its temperatures to vary greatly.

    • C. 

      Miami is closer to the ocean, which affects its climate by keeping its temperatures more consistent.

    • D. 

      Gainsville is farther inland, which affects its climate by keeping it warmer at night and colder in the day.

  • 15. 
    Latitude lines go
    • A. 

      North and south

    • B. 

      East and west

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 16. 
    Florida beaches are known for their white sand, clear ocean water, and palm trees.  Which elements would be adding water vapor to the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Palm trees only

    • B. 

      Ocean water only

    • C. 

      Ocean water and sand

    • D. 

      Palm trees and ocean water