Physical Science Module 8

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Physical Science Module 8

Test Questions from Module 8 Physical Science


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A current of rising air is called:
    • A. 

      Wind Shear

    • B. 

      Updraft

    • C. 

      Downdraft

    • D. 

      Thunderstorm

  • 2. 
    A substance that does not conduct electricity very well is called:
    • A. 

      Protector

    • B. 

      Neutralizer

    • C. 

      Blanket

    • D. 

      Insulator

  • 3. 
    The same cloud precipitates snow on a mountain and rain in the nearby valley.  Does the Bergeron Process or the Collision-Coalescence Theory best describe the process causing precipitation from that cloud?
    • A. 

      Bergeron Process

    • B. 

      Collision-Coalescence Theory

  • 4. 
    The temperature at which water vapor condenses out of the air onto ground-level surfaces is called:
    • A. 

      Drizzle

    • B. 

      Frost Point

    • C. 

      Rain

    • D. 

      Dew Point

  • 5. 
    What two factors influence the dew point?
    • A. 

      Temperature and Pressure

    • B. 

      Pressure and Humidity

    • C. 

      Humidity and Temperature

  • 6. 
    A thunderstorm cell is raining, and there is no updraft.  In what stage is the thunderstorm cell?
    • A. 

      Cumulus Stage

    • B. 

      Mature Stage

    • C. 

      Dissipation Stage

  • 7. 
    Can there be hail at the dissipation stage of a thunderstorm?
    • A. 

      Yes, because hail must have a downdraft to form

    • B. 

      No, because hail must have an updraft to form

  • 8. 
    Thunderstorms can be made up of several cells, each of which can produce heavy rains for up to 30 minutes, causing heavy sheets of rain to fall for several hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why don't you see lightning from nimbostratus clouds?
    • A. 

      Nimbostratus clouds aren't tall enough

    • B. 

      Nimbostratus clouds aren't flat enough

    • C. 

      Nimbostratus clouds aren't dark enough

    • D. 

      Nimbostratus clouds aren't cold enough

  • 10. 
    What happens first in a lightning bolt:  a return stroke or a stepped leader?
    • A. 

      Return Stroke

    • B. 

      Stepped Leader

  • 11. 
    How does lightning cause thunder?
    • A. 

      Ionization of the air

    • B. 

      Striking of the ground

    • C. 

      Heating of the air through which it passes

    • D. 

      Cooling of the air through which it passes

  • 12. 
    Is it possible for sheet lightning to strike a person?
    • A. 

      Yes, because it is cloud to ground lightning

    • B. 

      No, because it is cloud to cloud lightning

  • 13. 
    A tornado is in its organization stage.  Has it touched the ground yet?
    • A. 

      Yes, it has touched the ground

    • B. 

      No, it has not touched the ground

  • 14. 
    What differentiates a tropical storm from a tropical disturbance?
    • A. 

      Rain amount

    • B. 

      Wind speed

    • C. 

      Storm surge

    • D. 

      Existence of tornadoes

  • 15. 
    Where is the calmest part of a hurricane?
    • A. 

      Eye

    • B. 

      Eye Wall

    • C. 

      Rain Bands

    • D. 

      Storm Surge

  • 16. 
    Given the following weather map: Is the atmospheric pressure in Houston, TX higher, lower, or equivalent to that in Atlanta, GA?
    • A. 

      Higher

    • B. 

      Lower

    • C. 

      Equivalent to

  • 17. 
    Given the following weather map: Is the atmospheric pressure in Chicago, IL higher, lower or equivalent to that in New York, NY?
    • A. 

      Higher

    • B. 

      Lower

    • C. 

      Equivalent to

  • 18. 
    Given the following weather map: What city listed on the map might have been experiencing thundershowers at the time this map was drawn?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Miami

    • D. 

      San Francisco

  • 19. 
    Given the following weather map: What city listed on the map should expect warmer weather?
    • A. 

      San Francisco

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Miami

    • D. 

      Houston

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