Weather Winds Quiz
  • 1. The transfer of heat from the sun or other light rays is called
A) radiation
B) conduction
C) waves
D) convection
  • 2. Cold winds that blow from east to west are
A) prevailing westerlies
B) trade winds
C) horse latitudes
D) polar easterlies
  • 3. Winds between 30N and 30S that were used to blow ships from Europe to America are the
A) trade winds
B) prevailing westerlies
C) doldrums
D) polar easterlies
  • 4. This is the name of the area at 30N and 30S with so little wind that sailors would have to throw their horses overboard to lighten the ships load.
A) doldrums
B) horse latitudes
C) easterlies
D) trade winds
  • 5. Joy measured the temperature difference between two areas located next to each other. She did this at four locations. Which location is MOST LIKELY to have the strongest winds?
A) lake and river
B) pond and stream
C) ocean and beach
D) forest and field
  • 6. During the day, the land is warmer than the water, so the warm air rises, causing a breeze to come in from the ocean. What is this called?
A) easterly
B) westerly
C) sea breeze
D) land breeze
  • 7. What air mass does the symbol mT stand for?
A) continental polar
B) continental tropical
C) maritime polar
D) maritime tropical
  • 8. An air mass that forms over cold land is a _________ air mass.
A) maritime tropical
B) continental tropicacl
C) continental polar
D) maritime polar
  • 9. When a warm air mass and a cool air mass meet and do not move, a ______ front is formed.
A) cold front
B) warm front
C) occluded front
D) stationary front
  • 10. Which type of front is pictured?
A) cold front
B) warm front
C) stationary front
D) occluded front
  • 11. True or False: Winds are named for where they are going, not where they are coming from.
A) false
B) true
  • 12. True or False: The area around the Equator where there is little to no wind is called the Doldrums.
A) false
B) true
  • 13. True or False: Wind is caused by differences in air pressure.
A) true
B) false
  • 14. Which type of air mass is formed over Mexico?
A) cold and wet air mass
B) cold and dry air mass
C) warm and dry air mass
D) warm and wet air mass
  • 15. Which best describes the weather when a cold front occurs?
A) warm and sunny
B) cold and sunny
C) warm and rainy
D) cold and raining
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Answer Key

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