Weather Final Practice Quiz (Exam 3)

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Exam 3 questions & answers 


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  • 1. 
    The rotating updraft inside a severe thunderstorm is called a
    • A. 

      Mesocyclone

    • B. 

      Roll cloud

    • C. 

      Funnel cloud

    • D. 

      Mesohigh

  • 2. 
    The strong vertical wind shear contributing to supercell thunderstorm development refers to the change in 
    • A. 

      Wind direction with height

    • B. 

      Wind speed with height

    • C. 

      Wind speed and wind direction with height

  • 3. 
    In a radar reflectivity image of a supercell thunderstorm, the appearance of a "hook" shape usually indicates the presence of 
    • A. 

      Lightning

    • B. 

      The anvil cloud

    • C. 

      The mesocyclone

    • D. 

      Flooding

  • 4. 
    A raindrop which freezes before reaching the ground is called
    • A. 

      Sleet

    • B. 

      Graupel

    • C. 

      Glaze

    • D. 

      Snow

  • 5. 
    The main reason hurricanes don't develop over the south Atlantic Ocean adjacent to South America is because 
    • A. 

      The air at the surface is always diverging

    • B. 

      The Coriolis force is too small there

    • C. 

      The pressure gradient force is too weak in that area

    • D. 

      The surface water temperatures are too cold

  • 6. 
    An ozone molecule is made up of
    • A. 

      1 oxygen and 1 chlorine atom

    • B. 

      3 oxygen atoms

    • C. 

      2 oxygen atoms

    • D. 

      2 oxygen and 1 hydrogen atoms

    • E. 

      2 oxygen and 1 chlorine atom

  • 7. 
    The Montreal Protocol was a global agreement to end the commercial production of
    • A. 

      Sulfur dioxide

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      CFCs

  • 8. 
    On which side of a supercell thunderstorm would a tornado most likely tend to form?
    • A. 

      Southeast

    • B. 

      Southwest

    • C. 

      Northeast

    • D. 

      Northwest

  • 9. 
    A weather event in which straight-line winds blow down trees and damage structures along a path of 400 km (240 miles) or more is called a 
    • A. 

      Derecho

    • B. 

      Tornado

    • C. 

      Microburst

    • D. 

      Dust devil

    • E. 

      Waterspout

  • 10. 
    Hurricane type storms are called ______ in the Northern Hemisphere 
    • A. 

      Tropical cyclones

    • B. 

      Monsoons

    • C. 

      Mesoscale complexes

    • D. 

      Typhoons

  • 11. 
    The Atlantic Hurricane season is from
    • A. 

      June through November

    • B. 

      September through December

    • C. 

      April through July

    • D. 

      May through October

  • 12. 
    What atmospheric phenomenon that we observe on Earth have we observed on another planet?
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Dust devils

    • C. 

      Derechos

    • D. 

      Waterspouts

    • E. 

      Microbursts

  • 13. 
    Dust devils are associated with
    • A. 

      Sunny days with light winds

    • B. 

      Cloudy days with light winds

    • C. 

      Cloudy days with strong winds

    • D. 

      Sunny days with strong winds

  • 14. 
    For a storm to be defined as a blizzard winds must be at least _______ and temperatures must be ______ or colder
    • A. 

      35 mph, 20 degrees f

    • B. 

      25 mph, 10 degrees f

    • C. 

      25 mph, 20 degrees f

    • D. 

      60 mph, 0 degrees f

    • E. 

      35 mph, 10 degrees f

  • 15. 
    What form of precipitation would most likely cause a large area to be without power because of downed power lines? 
    • A. 

      Hail

    • B. 

      Freezing rain

    • C. 

      Sleet

    • D. 

      Rain

    • E. 

      Snow

  • 16. 
    Most tornadoes move from
    • A. 

      Southwest to northeast

    • B. 

      Southeast to northwest

    • C. 

      Northwest to southwest

    • D. 

      North to south

  • 17. 
    Gustnado's are
    • A. 

      Weak tornadoes and easy to forecast

    • B. 

      Powerful tornadoes and difficult to forecast

    • C. 

      Weak tornadoes and difficult to forecast

    • D. 

      Powerful tornadoes and easy to forecast

  • 18. 
    An aggregate of ice crystals is 
    • A. 

      A snowflake

    • B. 

      Freezing rain

    • C. 

      Hail

    • D. 

      Glaze

    • E. 

      Sleet

  • 19. 
    The first three stages of a developing hurricane are (from first stage to third stage) 
    • A. 

      Tropical depression, tropical disturbance, tropical storm

    • B. 

      Cyclone, typhoon, tropical storm

    • C. 

      Tropical disturbance, tropical storm, typhoon

    • D. 

      Tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm

  • 20. 
    The type of drought where surface and subsurface water supplies are below normal is known as a ______ drought
    • A. 

      Meteorological

    • B. 

      Hydrological

    • C. 

      Agricultural

    • D. 

      Socioeconomic

  • 21. 
    When a tropical disturbance forms, there is about _____ chance it will continue to develop into a hurricane 
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      5%

    • D. 

      10%

    • E. 

      65%

  • 22. 
    Mesoscale convective complexes move at a speed of about
    • A. 

      70 mph

    • B. 

      1 mph

    • C. 

      40 mph

    • D. 

      25 mph

    • E. 

      10 mph

  • 23. 
    The majority of hurricane related deaths are caused by
    • A. 

      Hail

    • B. 

      Lightning

    • C. 

      Storm surge

    • D. 

      Embedded tornadoes

    • E. 

      Wind damage

  • 24. 
    Which of the following regions would you expect to have the most tornadoes in the winter?
    • A. 

      Southern great plains

    • B. 

      Northern great plains

    • C. 

      Southern gulf states

    • D. 

      Oklahoma

  • 25. 
    What is the element released from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that has been identified as the main cause of the Antarctic ozone hole? 
    • A. 

      Chlorine

    • B. 

      Fluorine

    • C. 

      Carbon

    • D. 

      Sulfur

    • E. 

      Sodium