Weather And Climate

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Climate Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz on the difference between weather and climate and on the human effect on climate change.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a part of the water cycle?
    • A. 

      Precipitation

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Run-off

    • D. 

      Stratification

  • 2. 
    When liquid water turns into a gas and goes up into the atmosphere, this process is called ________. (Spelling counts.)
  • 3. 
    Check all the stages of the water cycle.
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Run-off

    • E. 

      Sublimation

  • 4. 
    _______ is the current state of the atmosphere. It can change very quickly.
  • 5. 
    Check all the things people can do to help prevent global warming.
    • A. 

      Cut down more rain forests.

    • B. 

      Unplug electronics when not in use.

    • C. 

      Drive fewer miles.

    • D. 

      Use the air conditioning and furnace more.

    • E. 

      Use more efficient fluorescent light bulbs.

  • 6. 
    Check all items that are part of the weather.
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Volcanoes

    • C. 

      Rain

    • D. 

      Thunderstorms

    • E. 

      Earthquakes

    • F. 

      Hurricanes

    • G. 

      Wind

  • 7. 
    Rain, snow, hail, and sleet are types of _________.
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Transpiration

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 8. 
    What does it mean when a tornado "ropes out"?
    • A. 

      It is starting to fall apart.

    • B. 

      It is growing stronger.

    • C. 

      It is just beginning to form.

    • D. 

      It is associated with a lot of rain.

  • 9. 
    If you start counting when you see lightning and you get to 10, how many miles away is the lightning strike from you? (Use a number only.)
  • 10. 
    Weather can change rapidly but climate changes very slowly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    ______________ is the average weather over a long period of time. It changes very slowly.
  • 12. 
    Burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide that traps heat in the atmosphere. This situation is known as the __________ effect.
  • 13. 
    Check all examples of the possible effects of global warming.
    • A. 

      Melting ice sheets in the Arctic and Anarctic

    • B. 

      Tsunamis

    • C. 

      Lower sealevels

    • D. 

      Stronger hurricanes

    • E. 

      More droughts in warm regions of the earth

  • 14. 
    We know that global warming is happening now because the average worldwide temperature has increased measurably over the last 100 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a fossil fuel?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Natural gas