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Weather



Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

1) 

The coldest layer of Earth’s atmosphere is the
A)
troposphere.
C)
mesosphere.
B)
stratosphere.
D)
thermosphere.
 

2) 

Almost all weather occurs in the
A)
troposphere.
C)
mesosphere.
B)
stratosphere.
D)
thermosphere.
 

3) 

As distance from Earth’s surface increases, the temperature of the stratosphere
A)
decreases.
C)
remains the same.
B)
increases.
D)
none of the above
 

4) 

With the input of solar energy, water changes from a liquid to a gas during the process of
A)
condensation.
C)
evaporation.
B)
precipitation.
D)
neutralization.
 

5) 

The region where warm and cold air masses meet is called a
A)
pocket.
C)
front.
B)
cloud.
D)
nimbus.
 

6) 

The leading edge of a cold air mass that overtakes a region formerly occupied by a warm air mass is called a
A)
warm front.
C)
stationary front.
B)
cold front.
D)
occluded front.
 

7) 

High winds and strong thunderstorms are characteristic of an approaching strong
A)
warm front.
C)
stationary front.
B)
cold front.
D)
occluded front.
 

8) 

The climate of a region or location is affected by
A)
latitude.
C)
season.
B)
elevation.
D)
all of the above
 

Short Answer
 

9) 

What physical characteristic of the atmosphere changes as altitude increases?
 



 
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