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The higher the pressure and humidity, the ___________the dew point.
a) higher
b) lower

The first stage of tornado development is called the __________ stage.
a) Mature
b) cumulus
c) Decaying
d) Whirl

A single lightning bolt can heat the surrounding air to temperatures in excess of_____________ degrees F.
a) 50
b) 500
c) 50,000
d) 5,000

Precipitation can be in the form of rain, sleet, snow, hail, or __________.
a) drizzle
b) dew
c) frost
d) ice

The jerky movement of negative charges toward the earth that occurs during a thunderstorm is called a _____________ leader.
a) great
b) stepped
c) lightening
d) low

The ____________ effect causes hurricanes in different hemispheres to rotate differently.
a) Whirl
b) Spinning
c) Coriolis
d) Backwards

______________ is the result of superheated air traveling out from the lightning bolt in waves.
a) tornado
b) Thunder
c) Hurricane
d) Big Lightening

A _______is a current of rising air
a) updraft
b) uprise
c) upcurrent
d) high

The Bergeron process begins with _____________ clouds.
a) High
b) Low
c) Warm
d) Cold

The most common form of precipitation is sleet.
a) True
b) False

During the dissipation stage of a thunderstorm, there is a decrease in the amount of rain and downdraft strength.
a) True
b) False

Cloud-to-ground lightning is the most common type of lightning.
a) True
b) False

The whirl stage of a tornado is the most dangerous.
a) True
b) False

On a weather map, a dark blue line with triangles represents what kind of front?
a) Cold
b) Warm
c) Occluded
d) Stationary

Behind a warm front, one would expect what kind of weather?
a) storms
b) long, wet days
c) bright sunny weather
d) snow

On a weather map, a dark red line with ovals represents what kind of front?
a) cold
b) warm
c) stationary
d) occluded

The cumulus stage of a thunderstorm is accompanied by a ________________
a) downdraft
b) updraft
c) both
d) no draft

Hurricanes are classified by the _________________
a) height of clouds
b) wind speed
c) temperature
d) amount of precipitation

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