Weather and Climate Exam
  • 1. Weather and climate refer to conditions
A) in empty space
B) in the core of the Earth
C) in the air
D) inside a science lab
  • 2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a type of weather condition?
A) thunderstorm
B) tornado
C) hurricane
D) desert
  • 3. The climate of a desert is usually -
A) wet and cold
B) hot and dry
C) rainy and humid
D) dark and wet
  • 4. Water vapor in the air is called -
A) temperature
B) humidity
C) air pressure
D) lightning
  • 5. Water vapor in the air can condense and form -
A) lightning
B) air
C) sunlight
D) clouds
  • 6. What causes water vapor in the air to condense?
A) nimbus clouds
B) gravity
C) a cooler temperature
D) rain
  • 7. Which of the following is NOT a type of precipitation?
A) rain
B) hail
C) clouds
D) snow
  • 8. The tiny droplets of water that form clouds fall to the Earth due to the force of -
A) magnetic power
B) sound
C) gravity
D) solar energy
  • 9. Lightning is -
A) a loud noise in the atmosphere
B) energy from the sun
C) strong wind
D) an electrical charge released into the atmosphere
  • 10. Hurricanes form over the -
A) ocean
B) clouds
C) desert
D) forest
  • 11. A heavy snowstorm is called a -
A) tornado
B) thunderstorm
C) hurricane
D) blizzard
  • 12. Which scientific tool is used to measure air pressure?
A) balance scale
B) graduated cylinder
C) rain gauge
D) barometer
  • 13. Air pressure means
A) the amount of water vapor in the air
B) the type of clouds in the atmosphere
C) the weight of the air pressing on everything in the environment
D) the amount of precipitation in a certain area
  • 14. What does the word front mean?
A) the place where it is raining
B) the place where one air mass meets another
C) the type of weather in a place
D) a large bubble of air
  • 15. The term air mass means -
A) a type of weather map
B) the place where air changes mass
C) the force of wind
D) a large pocket of air
  • 16. The word climate means -
A) the amount of air pressure on a certain day
B) a description of an ecosystem
C) condensation in the atmosphere
D) the usual weather in a place
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Answer Key

1.C   2.D   3.B   4.B   5.D   6.C   7.C   8.C   9.D   10.A   11.B   12.D   13.C   14.B   15.D   16.D  

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