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ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Meteorology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best describes the location of the polar easterlies?

Question 2 2. The cyclic change in the surface temperatures of the North Pacific Ocean that can last decades is known as the:

Question 3 3. Which factor is a measurement of the amount of water in the air, measured as a percentage using a hygrometer?

Question 4 4. Which phase of the PDO is El Niño most similar to?

Question 5 5. Which cloud type is caused by convection in the atmosphere?

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Question 6 6. When looking at a mountain, where are you likely to view rain falling?

Question 7 7. Based on the front pictured below, which front is advancing over the other?

Question 8 8. How much 'new' water is made through the processes of the water cycle?

Question 9 9. Which is NOT a classification in the Köppen system?

Question 10 10. Unequal heating of the earth by the sun and the earth's rotation cause what?

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Question 11 11. Fog and long periods of rain are produced by which front?

Question 12 12. What might you expect to find in regions classified as Group A?

Question 13 13. Cloud formation is an example of condensation because _____.

Question 14 14. Which statement correctly describes a front?

Question 15 15. Which statement is true about air pressure?

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Question 16 16. What causes wind?

Question 17 17. Which of the following creates high pressure?

Question 18 18. What is seen during the warm phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation?

Question 19 19. Which one of the weather phenomena discussed in this lesson resulted in the warming of Pacific waters near the equator?

Question 20 20. Which cloud type most commonly forms into thunderstorms?

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Question 21 21. Which wind belt blows eastward toward the poles and is located at 30 to 60 degrees north and south latitude?

Question 22 22. Which is true about the exosphere?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is NOT true about weather?

Question 24 24. Why is the temperature drastically different between the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon?

Question 25 25. What is weather?

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Question 26 26. Most of the atmospheric mass on Earth falls below what altitude?

Question 27 27. How do Group C and Group D in the Köppen Climate Classification system differ?

Question 28 28. Which is NOT true about the Köppen Climate Classification system?

Question 29 29. What basis is used to categorize the Köppen Climate Classification system, which describes the general temperature and moisture of a region?

Question 30 30. What are the three main parts of the water cycle?

ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Meteorology Chapter Exam Instructions

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