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Temperature, Air Pressure & Wind

For each question below, click on the circle next to the correct answer. When you are finished with the test, push the 'Score my test' button at the bottom of the page. Good luck!

 

Question #1
Wind strength is dependent upon

A. vertical movement of air
B. air pressure differences
C. horizontal movement of air
D. amount of gravitation attraction

 

Question #2
Lines on a surface map which show areas of equal temperature are called

A. isobars
B. thermobars
C. thermtherms
D. isotherms

 

Question #3
The instrument used to measure air pressure is called a(n)

A. barometer
B. thermometer
C. annemometer
D. weather vane

 

Question #4
The global winds which most influence the weather in the United States are the

A. Trade Winds
B. Polar Easterlies
C. Westerlies
D. Doldrums

 

Question #5
Sea breezes occur during the --?-- and produce winds moving --?--.

A. night / out over the water
B. night / in over the land
C. day / out over the water
D. day / in over the land

 

Question #6
Upward and downward currents of air which result from the uneven heating of the air are called

A. conduction currents
B. convection currents
C. radiation currents
D. winds

 

Question #7
The shift in global winds (to the right in the Northern Hemisphere) as a result of the Earth's rotation is called the

A. Bernouli Principle
B. Jetstream
C. El Nino
D. Coriolis Effect

 

Question #8
Winds are named according to

A. the direction they are blowing toward
B. the direction they are blowing from
C. their speed
D. their origin

 

Question #9
What is the movement of air around the center of a HIGH air pressure system?

A. downward, outward and clockwise
B. downward, inward and counterclockwise
C. upward, outward and clockwise
D. upward, inward and counterclockwise

 

Question #10
Which value most closely defines normal air pressure at sa level?

A. 30.92 inches
B. 28.92 inches
C. 31,92 inches
D. 29.92 inches

 

 

This test was made with free online software from Merex Corporation.