5th Grade Weather Vocabulary Quiz

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 167

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Weather Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test 5th grade students knowledge of weather terms and definitions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A monsoon is
    • A. 

      The condition of the atmosphere at any given moment in a particular area.

    • B. 

      The movement of air due to differences in air pressure.

    • C. 

      A wind that changes direction with change of seasons and which usually brings very heavy rainfall.

  • 2. 
    A sea breeze is
    • A. 

      A local wind that blows from an ocean or sea toward land.

    • B. 

      A line used on a map or chart connection points of equal air pressure.

    • C. 

      The afternoon wind blowing toward the valley.

  • 3. 
    Wind is
    • A. 

      A relatively calm area near the equator where warm air rises.

    • B. 

      The movement of air due to differences in air pressure.

    • C. 

      The condition of the atmosphere at any given moment in a particular area.

  • 4. 
    A land breeze is
    • A. 

      A local wind that blows from the land toward a body of water.

    • B. 

      The afternoon wind blowing toward the valley.

    • C. 

      A local wind blowing toward the land.

  • 5. 
    Polar easterlies  are
    • A. 

      A relatively calm area located near both 30 degrees latitudes where cool air sinks

    • B. 

      The cold winds from the poles to the 60 degree latitudes that blow from east to west.

    • C. 

      The winds found between the 30 degree and 60 degree latitudes that blow toward the poles from west to east.

  • 6. 
    Westerlies are
    • A. 

      The cold winds from the poles to the 60 degree latitudes that blow from east to west.

    • B. 

      The winds found between the 30 degree and 60 degree latitudes that blow toward the poles from west to east.

    • C. 

      A relatively calm area located near both 30 degree latitudes where cool air sinks.

  • 7. 
    Doldrums are
    • A. 

      Local winds that blow from the land toward a body of water

    • B. 

      The cause of the curve in global winds.

    • C. 

      A relatively calm area near the equator where warm air rises.

  • 8. 
    The horse latitudes are
    • A. 

      The winds found between the 30 degree and 60 degree latitudes that blow toward the poles from west to east.

    • B. 

      A relatively calm area located near both 30 degree latitudes where cool air sinks.

    • C. 

      A relatively calm area near the equator where warm air rises.

  • 9. 
    Isobars
    • A. 

      Cause global warming.

    • B. 

      Are the condition of the atmosphere at any given moment in a particular area

    • C. 

      Are lines used on maps or charts to connect points of equal air pressure.

  • 10. 
    The Coriolis effect
    • A. 

      Causes global winds to curve.

    • B. 

      Changes direction with the change of seasons and usually brings very heavy rainfall.

    • C. 

      Is a line used on a map or chart connecting points of equal air pressure.

  • 11. 
    A mountain breeze is
    • A. 

      A local wind that blows from the land toward a body of water.

    • B. 

      A local wind that blows from an ocean or sea toward land

    • C. 

      An afternoon breeze blowing toward the valley.

  • 12. 
    Jet streams are
    • A. 

      Afternoon winds blowing toward the valley

    • B. 

      Strong, high speed winds in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.

    • C. 

      The movement of air due to differences in air pressure.

  • 13. 
    Weather is
    • A. 

      The condition of the atmosphere at any given moment in a particular area.

    • B. 

      The movement of air due to differences in air pressure

    • C. 

      A line used on a map or chart connecting points of equal air pressure.