Practice Weather Quiz 2

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Weather Quizzes & Trivia

This practice quiz will help you study for the quiz on heat transfer, the hydrosphere, and clouds.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Radiation is the transfer of  heat by
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet waves

    • B. 

      Electromagnetic waves

    • C. 

      Direct contact

    • D. 

      The circular motion of a fluid or a gas

  • 2. 
    Conduction is the transfer of heat by
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet rays

    • B. 

      The circular motion of a fluid or a gas

    • C. 

      Waves

    • D. 

      Direct contact

  • 3. 
    Convection is the transfer of heat by
    • A. 

      Electromagnetic waves

    • B. 

      The circular motion of a fluid or gas

    • C. 

      Direct contact

    • D. 

      Waves

  • 4. 
    Touching a hot pan is an example of
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Condensation

    • D. 

      Convection

  • 5. 
    A microwave heating your food is an example of
    • A. 

      Convection

    • B. 

      Thermal dynamics

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 6. 
    A hot air balloon is an example of
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Thermalation

  • 7. 
    Boiling water is an example of
    • A. 

      Convection

    • B. 

      Condolation

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 8. 
    Sitting in front of a fire is an example of
    • A. 

      Thermal dynamics

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Radiation

  • 9. 
    A lava lamp is an example of
    • A. 

      Convection

    • B. 

      Ravenation

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 10. 
    A lizard sitting on a heat lamp is an example of
    • A. 

      Convection

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Contaction

  • 11. 
    Three things that are part of the hydrosphere are
    • A. 

      Runoff, lake, fish

    • B. 

      Ice cube, mountain, lake

    • C. 

      River, ocean, puddle

    • D. 

      Clouds, grass, river

  • 12. 
    The water cycle is
    • A. 

      The process of water falling back to the earth

    • B. 

      The continuous movement of water in the hydrosphere

    • C. 

      A machine that cycles water through out a building

    • D. 

      The process of a liquid changing into a gas

  • 13. 
    Evaporation is
    • A. 

      The change of a liquid into a gas

    • B. 

      The change of a solid into a gas

    • C. 

      The change of a gas into a liquid

    • D. 

      The change of a gas to a solid

  • 14. 
    Groundwater is
    • A. 

      Water that has sunk into the earth

    • B. 

      The flow of water over the earth

    • C. 

      The change of a solid to a liquid

    • D. 

      Water falling back to the earth

  • 15. 
    Condensation is
    • A. 

      The change of a liquid to a solid

    • B. 

      The change of a gas to a liquid

    • C. 

      The change of a liquid to a gas

    • D. 

      The change of a solid to a gas

  • 16. 
    Runoff is
    • A. 

      When water flows over earth's surface

    • B. 

      When water falls back to earth's surface as snow, rain, sleet or hail

    • C. 

      Water that sinks into earth's surface

    • D. 

      Water that is in lakes or ponds

  • 17. 
    The four main types of precipitation are
    • A. 

      Rain, snow, cats, dogs

    • B. 

      Ice, apple juice, milk

    • C. 

      Snow, freezing rain, sleet, rain

    • D. 

      Snow, rain, sleet, hail

  • 18. 
    Stratus clouds
    • A. 

      Look puffy

    • B. 

      Can cover the whole sky

    • C. 

      Have wispy edges

    • D. 

      Can cause thunder, lighting, hail and tornadoes

  • 19. 
    Cumulus clouds
    • A. 

      Look piled up

    • B. 

      Can cover the whole sky

    • C. 

      Can cause thunder, lightning, hail and tornadoes

    • D. 

      Have wispy edges

  • 20. 
    Cumulus clouds usually mean
    • A. 

      Cold weather

    • B. 

      Windy weather

    • C. 

      Nice weather

    • D. 

      Bad weather

  • 21. 
    Cirrus clouds
    • A. 

      Have wispy edges

    • B. 

      Look piled up

    • C. 

      Can cover the whole sky

    • D. 

      Can produce thunder, lightning, tornadoes, or hail

  • 22. 
    The type(s) of cloud that are made of ice crystals is/are
    • A. 

      All three main types

    • B. 

      Cumulonimbus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

    • D. 

      Stratus

    • E. 

      Cumulus

  • 23. 
    The type of cloud that is also called a thunderstorm is a
    • A. 

      Stratus cloud

    • B. 

      Cumulonimbus cloud

    • C. 

      Cirrus cloud

    • D. 

      Nimbostratus cloud

    • E. 

      Cumulus cloud

  • 24. 
    Fog is a type of
    • A. 

      Cirrus cloud

    • B. 

      Stratus cloud

    • C. 

      Cumulus cloud

    • D. 

      Nimbus cloud

  • 25. 
    What type of cloud is puffy with a flat bottom?
    • A. 

      Stratus

    • B. 

      Cumulus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

    • D. 

      Altus

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