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What are lines that connect equal air pressure?
a) Warm Front
b) Cold Front
c) Connecting Bars
d) Isobars

What is the main difference between weather and climate?
a) There are no differences.
b) The main difference is the length of time over which both are measured.
c) One measures temperature; the other measures humidity.
d) The main difference is the amount of area over which each is measured.

What is a horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface?
a) Riptides
b) Waves
c) Surface Current
d) Prevailing Winds

List the three climate zones of the world.
a) Tropical, Temperate, and Polar
b) Maritime, Polar, and Continental
c) Desert, Savanna, and Grassland
d) Mountains, Oceans, and Flat Land

Why does the atmosphere become cooler at higher elevations?
a) That's false. It actually becomes warmer.
b) At higher elevations, there are more clouds which cool the air.
c) At higher elevations, the ability of air to transfer energy decreases from ground to atmosphere.

How does sleet differ from snow?
a) It is not a form of precipitation.
b) It is liquid and not ice.
c) It starts as rain and freezes in the air.
d) It starts as water vapor and changes to a solid.

What kind of weather would an occluded front likely bring?
a) Sunny and Warm
b) Much Precipitation
c) Thunderstorms
d) Cold and Dry

A continental polar air mass forms in:
a) the Pacific Ocean
b) Northern Canada
c) the Gulf of Mexico
d) the desert Southwest

Which information can you get from a weather map?
a) a 5-day weather forecast
b) Wind speeds and directions
c) the locations of Cold Fronts
d) Barometric Pressure

Which of the following increases air's ability to hold water vapor?
a) Increase in wind speed
b) Increase in temperature
c) Decrease in temperature
d) Decrease in air pressure

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