Weather Unit Test - 5th Grade Level

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Weather Unit Test - 5th Grade Level

When you were a child, the phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs out there” might have been the only aspect of weather that interested you. Fluffy cats and dogs falling from the sky? Amazing! In this quiz, we’re going to take a more grown-up approach to the topic of weather and climate, however, as we see how much you know about the basics from a fifth-grade level! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the weight of air?
    • A. 

      Air Mass

    • B. 

      Air Pressure

    • C. 

      Humidity

  • 2. 
    What is the process by which a liquid changes to a gas?
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Precipitation

  • 3. 
    What is the process when gas changes back into a liquid?
    • A. 

      Precipitation

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Condensation

  • 4. 
    What is the term for any form of water that falls from the clouds?
    • A. 

      Precipitation

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Condensation

  • 5. 
    Check the 4 Layers of the Atmosphere.
    • A. 

      Trophosphere

    • B. 

      Kilosphere

    • C. 

      Stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

    • E. 

      Thermosphere

  • 6. 
    Name 3 types of clouds.
    • A. 

      Cirrus

    • B. 

      Tellius

    • C. 

      Cumulus

    • D. 

      Stratus

    • E. 

      Climatus

  • 7. 
    What are the two true facts about Hurricanes?
    • A. 

      They are also called Twisters

    • B. 

      Occur in Midwestern US

    • C. 

      They are also called Typhoons

    • D. 

      Occur in warm ocean water

    • E. 

      They are a type of cloud

  • 8. 
    What are the two true facts about Tornadoes?
    • A. 

      They are also called Twisters

    • B. 

      Occur in Midwestern US

    • C. 

      They are also called Typhoons

    • D. 

      Occur in warm ocean water

    • E. 

      They are a type of cloud

  • 9. 
    What does a thermometer measure?
    • A. 

      Air pressure

    • B. 

      Wind direction

    • C. 

      Temperature

  • 10. 
    What does a hygrometer measure?
    • A. 

      Wind speed

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Relative humidity

  • 11. 
    What does a rain gauge measure?
    • A. 

      Precipitation

    • B. 

      Wind direction

    • C. 

      Relative humidity

  • 12. 
    What does a weather vane measure?
    • A. 

      Air pressure

    • B. 

      Wind direction

    • C. 

      Wind speed

  • 13. 
    What does an anemometer measure?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Wind direction

    • C. 

      Wind speed

  • 14. 
    What does a barometer measure?
    • A. 

      Air pressure

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Precipitation

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • B. 

      Climate

    • C. 

      Air mass

    • D. 

      Air pressure

    • E. 

      Humidity

  • 16. 
    What is the process by which the earth's atmosphere absorbs heat?
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • C. 

      Microclimate

    • D. 

      Air mass

    • E. 

      Prevailing wind

  • 17. 
    What is a short-term climate that occurs every 2-10 years in the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      Greenhouse effect

    • B. 

      Global warming

    • C. 

      Air pressure

    • D. 

      El Nino

    • E. 

      Local winds

  • 18. 
    What is the climate of a very small area?
    • A. 

      Climate

    • B. 

      Microclimate

    • C. 

      Weather

    • D. 

      Local winds

    • E. 

      Front

  • 19. 
    What is the boundary between air masses?
    • A. 

      Air pressure

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Front

    • D. 

      Local winds

    • E. 

      Climate

  • 20. 
    What is the average of weather conditions through all seasons over a period of time?
    • A. 

      Weather

    • B. 

      Climate

    • C. 

      Local winds

    • D. 

      Condensation

    • E. 

      Microclimate