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The sky looks blue because of
a) ozone
b) infrared radiation
c) scattering
d) the greenhouse effect

The direct transfer of electromagnetic waves is called
a) conduction
b) heat
c) convection
d) radiation

On the Fahrenheit scale, the freezing point of water is
a) 0 degrees
b) 32 degrees
c) 100 degrees
d) 30 degrees

The upward movement of warm air and the downward movement of cool air is called a
a) conduction path
b) sea breeze
c) convection current
d) monsoon

Wind direction is measured with a
a) wind vane
b) psychrometer
c) anemometer
d) thermometer

In the Northern Hemisphere, global winds that blow from the south-west to the northeast are called
a) polar easterlies
b) trade winds
c) prevailing easterlies
d) prevailing westerlies

You compare the readings of wet bulb and dry bulb thermometers to measure
a) humidity
b) temperature
c) wind chill
d) relative humidity

Clouds form when air is cooled to
a) 0 degrees Celsius
b) the dew point
c) 30 degrees Celsius
d) the condensation point

Hailstones form only in the type of clouds called
a) nimbostratus
b) altocumulus
c) cumulonimbus
d) cirrocumulus

A form of precipitation in which rain freezes as it falls though the air is called
a) snow
b) freezing rain
c) sleet
d) hail

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