Weather Factors Part 2

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Weather Quizzes & Trivia

This practice exam will help you study for the summative on Energy in teh Atmosphere and Heat Transfer


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sunsets and sunrises are red because
    • A. 

      Light from the sun is scattered leaving only red and blue light

    • B. 

      Light from the sun is scattered leaving only red and orange light

    • C. 

      The sun is higher in the sky

    • D. 

      Heat in the atmosphere diffuses the light leaving red and orange light.

  • 2. 
     Most of the energy from the sun travels to Earth in the form of
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

    • B. 

      Electromagnetic radiation

    • C. 

      Visible light

    • D. 

      Convection waves

  • 3. 
    The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another through contact is called
    • A. 

      Infrared radiation

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Conduction

    • D. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

  • 4. 
    The difference between temperature and thermal energy is
    • A. 

      Temperature deals with the number of particles and thermal energy deals with heat output.

    • B. 

      Temperature deals with heat output and thermal energy deals with the number of particles.

    • C. 

      Temperature goes from higher to lower concentration while thermal energy goes from lower to higher concentration.

    • D. 

      Temperature goes from lower to higher concentration while thermal energy goes from higher to lower concentration.

  • 5. 
    In which state of matter are the molecules moving at a faster speed?
    • A. 

      Solid

    • B. 

      Liquid

    • C. 

      Gas

    • D. 

      They all move at the same speed

  • 6. 
    The Earth’s surface is heated mainly by
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Conduction

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 7. 
    Which of the following colors has the longer wavelength?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Blue

  • 8. 
    The Celsius temperature scale is used
    • A. 

      Only in America

    • B. 

      By scientists to describe temperature

    • C. 

      By weathermen to describe weather reports

    • D. 

      Very rarely

  • 9. 
    The formula for temperature conversion is  oC = 5/9 (oF – 32).  50 oF is converted to which of the following Celsius temperatures.
    • A. 

      10 degrees Celsius

    • B. 

      20 degrees Celsius

    • C. 

      30 degrees Celsius

    • D. 

      40 degrees Celsius

  • 10. 
    Which of the following colors has a higher frequency
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Blue

  • 11. 
    Electromagnetic waves are classified by
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Wavelength

    • D. 

      Visibility

  • 12. 
    Energy from the sun travels to the Earth’s surface by
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Electromagnetic Waves

  • 13. 
    The transfer of heat by the movement of fluid or gas is
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 14. 
    Rising warm air carries thermal energy by
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 15. 
    Air temperature is usually measured with a (n)
    • A. 

      Thermometer

    • B. 

      Aneroid Barometer

    • C. 

      Mercury Barometer

    • D. 

      Psychrometer

  • 16. 
     Radiation, conduction and convection heat which layer of the Earth’s atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Ionosphere

    • D. 

      Thermosphere

  • 17. 
      What percentage of the Sun’s energy is absorbed by the Earth’s surface (land and water)?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 18. 
      What percentage of the Sun’s energy is reflected back into the Earth’s atmosphere by the surface of the Earth?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 19. 
    What percentage of the Sun’s energy is reflected by clouds, dust and gasses?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 20. 
    Infrared radiation is felt in the form of
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Sound

    • D. 

      Convection waves

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