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Weather Quizzes & Trivia

Weather is the word used to describe the state of the atmosphere at any given time, based on how hot or cold it is, how wet, rainy, sunny or cloudy it is, as well as the temperature.


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  • 1. 
    Masses of puffy, white clouds, often with flat bases, tht form when air currents rise are called __________clouds.
    • A. 

      Stratus

    • B. 

      Cumulus

    • C. 

      Nimbus

    • D. 

      Cirrus

  • 2. 
    Fog is a __________cloud that forms near the ground.
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Cirrus

    • C. 

      Stratus

    • D. 

      Cirrocumulus

  • 3. 
    Violent storms generally form along ____________
    • A. 

      Occuluded fronts

    • B. 

      Cold fronts

    • C. 

      Warm fronts

    • D. 

      Stationary fronts

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Stratus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

    • D. 

      Nimbus

  • 5. 
    A(n) ___________is a large body of air that has teh same properties as the Earth's surface over which it develops.
    • A. 

      Air mass

    • B. 

      Cloud

    • C. 

      Tornado

    • D. 

      Front

  • 6. 
    A ______________ studies and forecasts the weather using data gathered from many sources.
    • A. 

      Meteorologist

    • B. 

      Geologist

    • C. 

      Station model

    • D. 

      Biologist

  • 7. 
    Precipitation and storms occur _____________.
    • A. 

      In high-pressure systems.

    • B. 

      In polar zones.

    • C. 

      In low-pressure systems.

    • D. 

      At fronts.

  • 8. 
    The interaction of air, water and _________causes weather.
    • A. 

      The Sun

    • B. 

      Humidity

    • C. 

      Land

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 9. 
    Low, layered gray clouds that produce light precipitation are _____________clouds.
    • A. 

      Cumulus

    • B. 

      Stratus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

    • D. 

      Nimbus

  • 10. 
    A (n) ______________shows weather conditions at one specific location.
    • A. 

      Isobar

    • B. 

      Isotherm

    • C. 

      Cloud map

    • D. 

      Station model

  • 11. 
    The boundary between cold and warm air masses is called a ______________.
    • A. 

      Front

    • B. 

      Storm

    • C. 

      Climate

    • D. 

      Flood

  • 12. 
    Areas of low-pressure usually have ___________________.
    • A. 

      Cloudy weather

    • B. 

      Good weather

    • C. 

      Descending air

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    To keep track of high-and-low pressure areas, weather maps are drawn with lines connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure. These line are called __________________.
    • A. 

      Isotherms

    • B. 

      Equibars

    • C. 

      Fronts

    • D. 

      Isobars

  • 14. 
    When water droplets in a cloud combine, become too heavy, and fall to the ground as rain, snow, sleet or hail, we are expecting _________________.
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Transpiration

  • 15. 
    High pressure means good weather because ____________________.
    • A. 

      The air masses rise

    • B. 

      The air masses sink, making it difficult for clouds to form

    • C. 

      Clouds are blown away by wind

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    ____________humidity is a measure of the amount of water vapor that air is holding compared to the amount needed for saturation at a specific temperature.
    • A. 

      Total

    • B. 

      Partial

    • C. 

      Relative

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    A(n) _____________connects points of equal temperature.
    • A. 

      Isobar

    • B. 

      Isotherm

    • C. 

      Station model

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    The temperature at which air is saturated and condensation forms is the ________________.
    • A. 

      Dew point

    • B. 

      Rain point

    • C. 

      Wind point

    • D. 

      Relative humidity

  • 19. 
    The difference between a weather warning and a watch is ___________
    • A. 

      A warning means severe weather exists.

    • B. 

      A watch means conditions could lead to severe weather.

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    A cloud forms by _______________________.
    • A. 

      Water from the ground, puddles, lakes and other areas is released to the atmosphere and turned into a cloud..

    • B. 

      The water sources on the earth evaporating into the air and collecting to make a cloud over time.

    • C. 

      A mass of fine drops of water or tiny crystals floating in the air abovethe earth, formed by water vapor in cool air.

    • D. 

      All of the above.