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Which of the following is an accurate description of a continental tropical air mass?
a) Warm and wet
b) Cold and wet
c) Warm and dry
d) Cold and dry

Which of the following is not a type of air mass?
a) Continental Polar
b) Continental Tropical
c) Maritime Continental
d) Maritime Polar

Which of the following is an accurate description of a Maritime polar air mass
a) Warm and wet
b) Cold and wet
c) Warm and dry
d) Cold and dry

This front is when a cold air mass overtakes a warm air mass
a) Cold front
b) Warm front
c) Stationary Front
d) Occluded Front

This front is when two air masses meet but neither one is displaced
a) Cold front
b) Warm front
c) Stationary front
d) Occluded front

This front is when a cold air mass overtakes a warm air mass and completely cuts it off from the ground
a) Cold front
b) Warm front
c) Stationary front
d) Occluded front

This front is when is warm air mass overtakes a cold air mass
a) Cold front
b) Warm front
c) Stationary front
d) Occluded front

Which of the following is not a type of cyclone?
a) Hurricane
b) Nor'easter
c) Tornado
d) Mid-Latitude Cyclone

What is the difference between a cyclone and an anti-cyclone?
a) Cyclones have high pressure centers
b) Cyclones spin counter clockwise and anti-cyclones spin clockwise
c) Anti-cyclones have low pressure centers
d) Anti-cyclones are associated with dry conditions

Which of the following is the correct order for the stages of a mid-latitude cyclone?
a) Wave stage, Stationary stage, Occluded stage, Dissipating stage
b) Stationary stage, Occluded stage, Wave stage, Dissipating stage
c) Dissipating stage, Stationary stage, Wave stage, Occluded stage,
d) Stationary stage, Wave stage, Occluded stage, Dissipating stage

Which of the following is NOT one of the major parts of a hurricane?
a) Storm surge
b) Eye
c) Eye Wall
d) Spiral rain bands

What is the name of the scale used to measure hurricanes?
a) Enhanced Fujita Scale
b) Bart Simpson Scale
c) Saffron-Sampson scale
d) Saffir-Simpson scale

During which stage of a thunderstorm is precipitation occurring?
a) Cumulus Stage
b) Mature Stage
c) Dissipating Stage
d) Crazy awesome lightning storm stage

Which of the following measures humidity?
a) Barometer
b) Psychrometer
c) Thermometer
d) Anemometer

Which of the following measures atmospheric pressure?
a) Barometer
b) Psychrometer
c) Thermometer
d) Anemometer

Which of the following measures wind speed?
a) Barometer
b) Psychrometer
c) Thermometer
d) Anemometer

What is the difference between weather and climate?
a) Weather is predicted. Climate actually happens.
b) Weather happens every day. Climate only happens sometimes.
c) Weather is 1 day. Climate is the average over a long period of time.
d) Weather is wet. Climate is dry.

Which of the following is NOT a factor that affects climate?
a) Longitude
b) Latitude
c) Continental Position
d) Wind Circulation

Which of the following would best be described as a very hot and wet climate zone?
a) Tundra
b) Taiga
c) Temperate Rain Forest
d) Tropical Rain Forest

Which of the following would best be described as a very cold and dry climate zone?
a) Tundra
b) Taiga
c) Temperate Rain Forest
d) Tropical Rain Forest

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