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Review For The Weather Test- Mrs. Callahan's 8th Grade Science.[print questions]

Energy from the sun travels to Earth's surface by
a) radiation
b) convection
c) evaporation
d) conduction

Rising warm air transports thermal energy by
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) condensation

Bands of high-altitude, high-speed winds are called
a) jet streams
b) sea breezes
c) land breezes
d) local winds

Rain, sleet, and hail are all forms of
a) evaporation
b) condensation
c) precipitation
d) convection

What are the two major factors that classify climates?
a) temperature and wind speed
b) wind speed and precipitation
c) temperature and precipitation
d) weather and wind speed

Winds and currents move in curved paths because of
a) the Coriolis effect
b) longshore drifts
c) wave height
d) tides

Cold and warm ocean water is carried around the world by
a) spring tides
b) nead tides
c) currents
d) tsunamis

Ocean water is more dense than fresh water at the same temperature because of
a) pressure
b) the Coriolis effect
c) upwelling
d) salinity

Carries cold waters away from the poles and warm waters away from the equator.
a) weather
b) climate
c) climate region
d) ocean currents

The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitation, wind and clouds in an area.
a) weather
b) climate
c) ocean current

The daily conditions of temperature, precipitation, wind, and clouds in an area.
a) weather
b) climate

What role does runoff play in the water cycle?
a) It is the process in which liquid turns to water vapor.
b) It carries water from precipitation into oceans.
c) It takes water out of the water cycle.
d) It is not part of the water cycle.

What happens when air reaches its dew point?
a) Precipitation occurs.
b) The humidity decreases
c) Clouds form.

How does a warm front form?
a) Warm air becomes caught between cold air masses.
b) Two air masses meet and stay separated.
c) Warm air moves over cold air and replaces it.
d) Cold air moves under warm air and pushes it up.

In what part of the water cycle do clouds form?
a) evaporation
b) precipitation
c) runoff
d) condensation

What kind of weather does a cold front usually bring?
a) warm
b) sunny
c) stormy
d) windy

Warm air is
a) more dense and rises
b) less dense and rises
c) less dense and sinks
d) more dense and sinks

Air moves from _______ pressure to _______ pressure.
a) right; left
b) high; low
c) left; right
d) low; high

A cool breeze is blowing from the ocean towards the land during the day. This is called a
a) sea breeze
b) Easterly
c) land breeze
d) Kelstin breeze

What is the main cause of winds?
a) Moon's gravity
b) clouds
c) uneven heating of Earth's surface
d) trees

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