Synoptic Weather Map Quiz Questions And Answers

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Test your knowledge of synoptic weather with this synoptic weather map quiz. Most people have a hard time when it comes to reading a synoptic weather chart, and the quiz below is designed to test your knowledge of that. Do you think that you have what it takes to tackle it, or do you need more time to go through what we already covered? Take up the quiz below and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There are wind symbols (or "Wind Arrows") on the map. The direction that the wind blows is shown by the way the arrow is pointing, and the wind speed is shown by how many 'tails' are on the arrow. Use the legend to find out what wind speed is shown near Townsville (on the NE coast of Australia).
    • A. 

      6-12 km/hr

    • B. 

      33-41 km/hr

    • C. 

      1-4 km/hr

    • D. 

      62-80 km/hr

  • 2. 
    What is the wind speed shown in Port Headland?
    • A. 

      1-4 km/hr

    • B. 

      33-41 km/hr

    • C. 

      62-80 km/hr

    • D. 

      6-12 km/hr

  • 3. 
    The Earth's ___ causes air to flow clockwise around lows...
    • A. 

      Rotation

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    They are often marked on the map with ___ for high...
    • A. 

      S

    • B. 

      L

    • C. 

      H

    • D. 

      W

  • 5. 
    The general movement of air (or ____) is from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure...
    • A. 

      Fire

    • B. 

      Rain

    • C. 

      Cloud

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 6. 
    The unit used to ____ air pressure is called a Hectopascal (hPa)
    • A. 

      Measure

    • B. 

      Control

    • C. 

      Reduce

    • D. 

      Increase

  • 7. 
    On the map, the isobars circle high or low pressure ____.
    • A. 

      Areas

    • B. 

      Cells

    • C. 

      Parts

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    These join points of equal air ___.
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Flow

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    The lines on the weather map are called _____.
    • A. 

      Airlines

    • B. 

      Cloudy lines

    • C. 

      Air bars

    • D. 

      Isobars

  • 10. 
    The symbol used to depict a cold front is 
    • A. 

      Line with numbers

    • B. 

      Line with triangles

    • C. 

      Dotted line

    • D. 

      Circle around a dot

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