STAAR Science - Grade 8: Atmospheric Interactions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What causes a hurricane to weaken and break apart?

Question 2 2. Based on the front pictured below, which front is advancing over the other?

Question 3 3. The Arabian Desert is located in Western Asia and stretches from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan and Iraq. What type of atmospheric circulation was MOST likely responsible for the creation of the Arabian Desert?

Question 4 4. What is weather?

Question 5 5. What is the water cycle?

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Question 6 6. The phenomenon known as the _____ is created by the rotation of the Earth that causes free-moving objects, such as the wind, to move to the right or left.

Question 7 7. If you were viewing this weather symbol, what type of weather conditions would you expect to find in the area?

Question 8 8. How do organized winds blowing above the hurricane sustain the storm?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 10 10. If you were viewing this weather symbol, what type of weather conditions would you expect to be occurring in the area?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT something that is generally shown on a weather map?

Question 12 12. How does the sun power the water cycle?

Question 13 13. The area at the center of the hurricane that has weak winds and fair weather is known as _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following weather tools is used to measure air pressure?

Question 15 15. What is wind?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

Question 17 17. What are the three circulation cells in each hemisphere?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of the following best describes a hurricane?

Question 20 20. In which direction do ocean currents travel?

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Question 21 21. In general, how do we predict the weather?

Question 22 22. Warm air rising creates areas of low pressure, particularly around the equator where we find the Doldrums. What is created when cool air starts to sink?

Question 23 23. How does the sun power the wind?

Question 24 24. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 25 25. Which winds blow towards the poles and work to create the Ferrell cells?

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Question 26 26. What weather event takes place when a cold front moves faster than a warm front and then overtakes it?

Question 27 27. Which of the following describes a symbol for a cold front?

Question 28 28. Which statement correctly describes a front?

Question 29 29. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

Question 30 30. Which of the following terms is used to describe large circular ocean currents that are driven mostly by the wind?

STAAR Science - Grade 8: Atmospheric Interactions Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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