Atmosphere & Climate - ORELA Middle Grades General Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Fog and dew are not considered precipitation because

Question 2 2. Which factor is a measurement of the amount of water in the air, measured as a percentage using a hygrometer?

Question 3 3. Why would a cloud not produce precipitation?

Question 4 4. What basis is used to categorize the Köppen Climate Classification system, which describes the general temperature and moisture of a region?

Question 5 5. Which are types of precipitation?

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Question 6 6. Which gas is the second most common one in our atmosphere?

Question 7 7. A _____ system usually produces more clouds because it causes air to _____, forming clouds.

Question 8 8. Clouds with the word 'cumulus' in them are

Question 9 9. What causes wind?

Question 10 10. Why is the temperature drastically different between the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon?

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Question 11 11. Clouds are usually

Question 12 12. Which is one of the four main categories of cloud?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a fluid?

Question 14 14. Nimbostratus clouds are found at _____ altitudes and indicate _____ weather.

Question 15 15. Which is NOT true about the Köppen Climate Classification system?

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Question 16 16. The layer where all life occurs is called the

Question 17 17. About how far does the atmosphere extend above Earth's surface?

Question 18 18. Which lifting mechanism is responsible for hurricanes?

Question 19 19. We see and hear a lot of reporting about the dangers of greenhouse gases. What receives little coverage are the benefits of having greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. What is the value of having greenhouse gases in small amounts?

Question 20 20. Which statement is true about the gases in the 'other' category?

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Question 21 21. What causes auroras?

Question 22 22. Thunderhead clouds form from which type of cloud?

Question 23 23. What might you expect to find in regions classified as Group A?

Question 24 24. If you watch the Weather Channel or view weather information online, you will often see either high or low pressure moving across the central United States. This part of the country is exposed to weather coming out of the north or from the south, depending on prevailing conditions. What type of weather pattern would you expect to see from competing fronts?

Question 25 25. Most of the atmospheric mass on Earth falls below what altitude?

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Question 26 26. Which is NOT a classification in the Köppen system?

Question 27 27. Clouds with the word 'stratus' in them will

Question 28 28. Which is true about precipitation?

Question 29 29. Why do your ears pop when riding a roller coaster?

Question 30 30. Convective lifting occurs when

Atmosphere & Climate - ORELA Middle Grades General Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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