Weather Winds Quiz
Contributed by: Paul

  • 1. The transfer of heat from the sun or other light rays is called
A) radiation
B) waves
C) conduction
D) convection
  • 2. Cold winds that blow from east to west are
A) horse latitudes
B) trade winds
C) polar easterlies
D) prevailing westerlies
  • 3. Winds between 30N and 30S that were used to blow ships from Europe to America are the
A) polar easterlies
B) trade winds
C) prevailing westerlies
D) doldrums
  • 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) easterlies
B) horse latitudes
C) doldrums
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) forest and field
B) pond and stream
C) lake and river
D) ocean and beach
  • 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) westerly
B) easterly
C) land breeze
D) sea breeze
  • 7. What air mass does the symbol mT stand for?
A) maritime tropical
B) maritime polar
C) continental polar
D) continental tropical
  • 8. An air mass that forms over cold land is a _________ air mass.
A) continental tropicacl
B) maritime polar
C) continental polar
D) maritime tropical
  • 9. When a warm air mass and a cool air mass meet and do not move, a ______ front is formed.
A) stationary front
B) cold front
C) warm front
D) occluded front
  • 10. Which type of front is pictured?
A) occluded front
B) warm front
C) stationary front
D) cold 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) false
B) true
  • 14. Which type of air mass is formed over Mexico?
A) cold and wet air mass
B) warm and dry air mass
C) warm and wet air mass
D) cold and dry air mass
  • 15. Which best describes the weather when a cold front occurs?
A) cold and sunny
B) warm and sunny
C) cold and raining
D) warm and rainy
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Answer Key

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

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