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A planet must have an atmosphere to have weather.
a) True
b) False
c) Sometimes
d) Depends

The temperature at which water vapor condenses is called the
a) dew point
b) cloud point
c) precipitation amount
d) relative humidity

Which type of air can hold more water vapor?
a) Warm
b) Cold
c) N/A
d) N/A

What scale is used to measure a tornado?
a) Mercalli
b) Richter
c) Fujita
d) Holy cow that is a big tornado!

The amount of water vapor in the air compared to how much that air can actually hold is called
a) dew point
b) relative humidity
c) cloud formation
d) cloud transpiration

What is the name given to the air mass that forms over warm water.
a) maritime polar
b) continental tropical
c) maritime tropical
d) continental tropical

The instrument used to measure air pressure is called a
a) hydrometer
b) barometer
c) phsychrometer
d) anemometer

The instrument used to measure wind speed is called a
a) hydrometer
b) phsychrometer
c) barometer
d) anemometer

Water vapor in the air is called:
a) dew
b) rain
c) humidity
d) precipitation

What are the lines on a weather map that connect areas with the same air pressure?
a) isobars
b) millibars
c) exobars
d) airibars

The instrument used to measure relative humidity is called a
a) hydrometer
b) phsychrometer
c) barometer
d) anemometer

The boundary between two air masses is called a
a) convection cell
b) pressure belt
c) border
d) front

Which two things can affect the density of the air?
a) cold and hot air
b) water vapor and clouds
c) temperature and water vapor
d) temperature and salinity

Why does warm air rise?
a) The air is denser because the particles are moving closer together.
b) The air is less dense because the particles are moving apart.
c) The air does not rise....if it did we wouldn't have any left to breathe.
d) Warm air actually sinks and cold air rises.

The short-term state of the atmosphere, including temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind, and visibility is called
a) atmosphere
b) climate
c) weather
d) biome

Why does the equator experience about the same temperatures year round?
a) The equator tilts toward the sun and receives more solar energy.
b) The equator receives the sun's rays at the same angle all year.
c) The equator has no prevailing winds to move air masses.
d) The equator has no mountains to affect its climate.

Which layer of the atmosphere does all weather occur?
a) Troposphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Exosphere

The Coriolis effect is caused by the earth's
a) revolution
b) oceans
c) atmosphere
d) rotation

Why does London experience a milder climate than other cities along the same latitude?
a) high mountains near London block cold winds.
b) Warm ocean currents influence the climate.
c) London has few trees to provide shade.
d) London doesn't have a milder climate - that is a myth.

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