Air Pressure And Wind Question Preview (ID: 8869)

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Pressure is the amount of _________________ on a unit of area.
a) newton
b) force
c) pressure
d) less

Air pressure ___________________ as elevation increases.
a) stays the same
b) decreases
c) increases

A barometer is an instrument that measures air pressure.
a) True
b) False

Air pressure is measured in
a) millibars
b) millimeters
c) milliliters
d) Both A and B

Air current is the side to side movement of air.
a) True
b) False

Wind speed depends on differences in _________________.
a) wind
b) density
c) air pressure
d) water

Wind is the verical movement of air.
a) True
b) False

How does elevation affect air?
a) Air pressure increases with altitude.
b) It doesn't affect air
c) Air pressure decreases with altitude.

Why do parachuters wear altimeters?
a) So they know their altitude as they ascend
b) So they know their altitude as they descend
c) So they know when their parachutes should open
d) Both B and C

Will the speed of a wind be greater if the difference in air pressure is large or small?
a) Large
b) Small

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