Weather and Climate Exam
  • 1. Weather and climate refer to conditions
A) in the air
B) inside a science lab
C) in empty space
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) desert
C) hurricane
D) thunderstorm
  • 3. The climate of a desert is usually -
A) hot and dry
B) rainy and humid
C) wet and cold
D) dark and wet
  • 4. Water vapor in the air is called -
A) air pressure
B) temperature
C) humidity
D) lightning
  • 5. Water vapor in the air can condense and form -
A) clouds
B) sunlight
C) lightning
D) air
  • 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) clouds
B) snow
C) hail
D) rain
  • 8. The tiny droplets of water that form clouds fall to the Earth due to the force of -
A) gravity
B) sound
C) solar energy
D) magnetic power
  • 9. Lightning is -
A) an electrical charge released into the atmosphere
B) energy from the sun
C) a loud noise in the atmosphere
D) strong wind
  • 10. Hurricanes form over the -
A) forest
B) ocean
C) desert
D) clouds
  • 11. A heavy snowstorm is called a -
A) blizzard
B) hurricane
C) thunderstorm
D) tornado
  • 12. Which scientific tool is used to measure air pressure?
A) barometer
B) balance scale
C) rain gauge
D) graduated cylinder
  • 13. Air pressure means
A) the amount of precipitation in a certain area
B) the type of clouds in the atmosphere
C) the weight of the air pressing on everything in the environment
D) the amount of water vapor in the air
  • 14. What does the word front mean?
A) the place where one air mass meets another
B) the place where it is raining
C) a large bubble of air
D) the type of weather in a place
  • 15. The term air mass means -
A) a large pocket of air
B) the force of wind
C) a type of weather map
D) the place where air changes mass
  • 16. The word climate means -
A) the amount of air pressure on a certain day
B) the usual weather in a place
C) a description of an ecosystem
D) condensation in the atmosphere
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