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Water Cycle and Weather

Quiz by Denise Williamson

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21 questions
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  • Q1
    What form of precipitation would MOST LIKELY cause dents in cars and trucks?
    snow
    hail
    sleet
    rain
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  • Q2
    What is the energy source that drives the water cycle?
    the sun
    the oceans
    gravity
    the moon
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  • Q3
    What happens when warm, moist air moves inland over hot, dry land?
    warm will become cool and cause water vapor to evaporate and be absorbed by the land
    warm air will rise and cause water vapor to condense and form rain clouds
    warm air will sink and cause water vapor to condense and form hail
    warm air will rise and cause water vapor to evaporate from the air and create winds
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  • Q4
    In the water cycle, which step changes liquid water to water vapor?
    precipitation
    condensation
    run off
    evaporation
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  • Q5
    What change would most likely cause an increase in precipitation?
    decrease in sunlight
    increase in wind speed
    decrease in air temperature
    increase in air pressure
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  • Q6
    What is the process called when water droplets join together to become clouds?
    evaporation
    conduction
    condensation
    precipitation
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  • Q7
    Where does the water come from that evaporates in the water cycle?
    ice from the north and south poles
    fresh water from lakes, rivers, and streams
    salt water from oceans
    fresh water, salt water, and ice from all over the earth
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  • Q8
    What type of precipitation is most likely to occur with severe thunderstorms when the clouds are at temperatures below freezing?
    sleet
    snow
    hail
    hail
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  • Q9
    Which is a type of precipitation?
    hail
    fog
    run off
    evaporation
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  • Q10
    What kind of weather is associated with an area of high pressure?
    stormy weather
    clear weather
    snowy weather
    cloudy weather
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  • Q11
    What step in the water cycle comes before precipitation?
    condensation
    run off
    evaporation
    circulation
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  • Q12
    Why does air in a tropical climate hold more water than air in a polar climate?
    polar climates have ice instead of water
    warm air holds more water vapor
    tropical climates have more rivers
    polar climates get more sunlight
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  • Q13
    What kind of precipitation falls when the air from the clouds to the ground is below freezing?
    snow
    hail
    rain
    freezing rain
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  • Q14
    People who have arthritis experience more pain when there is high humidity. When is someone more likely to feel pain?
    when a snowstorm has ended
    when the sun is shining and there are no clouds
    when the wind is blowing more than 30 knots per hour
    when a storm with thunder and lightning is approaching
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  • Q15
    Which climate zone has the most direct sunlight?
    temperate zone
    tropical zone
    polar zone
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  • Q16
    Which tool measures wind speed?
    anemometer
    barometer
    thermometer
    wind vane
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  • Q17
    The higher one goes in the atmosphere, the air pressure __________________________.
    stays the same
    decreases
    increases
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  • Q18
    Which force is associated with air pressure?
    force
    electricity
    gravity
    motion
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  • Q19
    Weather includes all of the following except _______________.
    elevation
    humidity
    wind speed
    temperature
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  • Q20
    Climate is different from weather because it....
    is weather data collected over a long period of time
    is current weather conditions
    measures only precipitation
    is only temperature
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