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