Weather Disturbances Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Where on earth is the term tropical cyclone most likely to be used?

Question 2 2. In which of the following areas are tornadoes most common?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is produced by thunderstorms?

Question 4 4. Hurricanes develop from what type of air?

Question 5 5. Which types of thunderstorms are the most severe?

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Question 6 6. How are the wind speeds in a tropical depression different from the wind speeds in a tropical storm?

Question 7 7. How does a hurricane get energy?

Question 8 8. A tropical depression has winds traveling at what speed?

Question 9 9. Which statement is NOT true about tropical cyclones?

Question 10 10. Sometimes you will see an anvil shaped cloud that is a product of updrafts and downdrafts cycling together. What has developed and will happen next?

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Question 11 11. Why does water condense as an updraft rises?

Question 12 12. What types of storms are small downbursts?

Question 13 13. Tornadoes are classified based on:

Question 14 14. Some scientists think tornadoes form due to:

Question 15 15. Florida and the Great Plains have tornadoes more frequently than other areas because:

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Question 16 16. A category 1 hurricane is _____ dangerous and will do _____ damage than a category 5 hurricane.

Question 17 17. Select the statement that best describes a mesocyclone.

Question 18 18. Which is NOT true about thunder and lightning?

Question 19 19. What feature of a supercell suggests a tornado might be developing?

Question 20 20. What is caused when a strong downdraft from a storm spreads out in all directions horizontally?

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Question 21 21. What types of storms are another name for straight-line winds?

Question 22 22. Before a thunderstorm can develop, what needs to happen in the atmosphere?

Question 23 23. What condition is needed for thunderstorm development?

Question 24 24. What types of thunderstorms usually cause severe weather phenomena like derechos?

Question 25 25. What kinds of severe thunderstorms form in a circular cluster?

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Question 26 26. What types of storms form in a line ahead of a cold front?

Question 27 27. What types of storms are also known as dust storms?

Question 28 28. How are cyclones formed?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is true about tornadoes?

Question 30 30. Which is true about the eye of a hurricane?

Weather Disturbances Chapter Exam Instructions

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