Weather: Definition & Types


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What type of weather front is occurring down the middle of America?

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1. An occluded front involves how many air masses?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of types of weather. Some of the information you will be assessed on includes identifying a weather front on a map of the U.S. as well as the type of front that produces fog and long periods of rain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Your ability to read a weather map of the United States
  • Air masses in occluded fronts
  • Fronts producing fog and extended periods of rain

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of weather
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding fronts that cause fog and rain and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding occluded fronts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about air masses

Additional Learning

To learn more about meteorology, review the accompanying lesson on Types of Weather. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define weather, and list five types of weather discussed in the lesson
  • Describe two types of air masses
  • Explain the relationship between air masses and fronts
  • Understand the symbols used to represent fronts
  • Compare and contrast two different types of fronts