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What is the ultimate source of thermal energy on Earth?
a) Sun b) Stove c) House Fire d) Forest Fire
The transfer of heat through a liquid or gas is called?
a) Conduction b) Convection c) Radiation d)
Wind is caused by
a) A cloud forming b) Mr. Freeze exhaling c) Convection Currents d) Water evaporating
Cities located along a shoreline that has a warm ocean current next to it. What type of weather can you expect in that city?
a) Warmer than expected b) Colder than expected c) No change from normal d) The temperature will vary depending on the day of week
San Diego and Dallas are located about the same degrees latitude. Why is San Diego generally cooler than Dallas?
a) There is a warm ocean current off the coast of San Diego b) There is a cold ocean current off the coast of San Diego c) Dallas is closer to the north pole d) None of the above
What type of weather is generally associated with a low pressure system?
a) Cloudy and rainy b) Clear and cold c) Sunny and hot d) Partly cloudy and warm
What type of weather is generally associated with warm fronts?
a) Warm temperatures and no precipitation b) Warm temperatures and light precipitation c) Cold temperatures and light precipitation d) Cold temperatures and thunderstorms
The symbol of a cold front on a weather map is _______
a) Red half circles b) Blue triangles c) Both red half circles and blue triangles d) None of the above
What are the main ingredients for hurricane formation?
a) warm ocean water, hot humid air, and wind b) warm ocean water, dry air, and wind c) cool ocean water, cool air, and wind d) cool ocean water, hot humid air, and wind
Why do hurricanes die down once they approach land?
a) hurricanes are scared of people b) The supply of warm moist air increases c) The supply of warm moist air decreases d) There is not as much wind over land
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