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TEKS Grade 8 Science - 8.10.B Local Weather Patterns

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    Which is the BEST explanation for how air masses move across the United States?
    The prevailing westerlies move air masses from west to east across the United States but may be deflected by the jet stream.
    The trade winds move air masses from west to east across the United States.
    The jet stream moves air masses from the Pacific Ocean across the United States
    The warm air of the Gulf Stream causes air masses to move from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Q2
    Which BEST describes a characteristic of the jet stream?
    It forms a boundary between a cold air mass and a warm air mass.
    It creates the high winds around the eye of a hurricane.
    It forces the hot air along the equator to rise to areas in North America.
    It causes high pressure air masses to rotate clockwise.
  • Q3
    What is the cause of rising surface temperatures of the Pacific Ocean, drought in the western United States, and flooding on the Pacific coast of South America?
    the jet stream
    El Niño
    La Niña
    the Gulf Stream
  • Q4
    What will MOST LIKELY result when the jet stream moves south of North Carolina?
    North Carolina will experience cold weather.
    North Carolina will experience tropical weather conditions.
    North Carolina will experience hot, dry weather.
    North Carolina will experience mild weather.
  • Q5
    The weather map shows the weather conditions for one day across the United States. Based on the weather map, which city will most likely experience decreasing temperatures during the next 24 hours?
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    Denver, because it is raining there
    Atlanta, because a warm front is approaching
    Houston, because it is in a high-pressure area
    Minneapolis, because a cold front is approaching

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