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Heat Transfer
100

Which is generally considered to be least important in determining the local weather conditions of an area?

A. landforms / B. wind speed / C. precipitation / D. temperature

What is A. landforms?

100

The morning temperature in a city is 41°F. If a sunny, mild day is forecast, which

temperature is most likely for 2:00 p.m.?

A. 32°F

B. 41°F

C. 67°F

D. 98°F

C. 67°F

100

Which weather pattern has the most influence on the weather in North Carolina?

A. polar easterlies

B. polar westerlies

C. prevailing easterlies

D. prevailing westerlies

What is D. prevailing westerlies?

100

What cloud is this?

Cirrus Cloud

100

Which best describes heat transfer due to convection?

A. It occurs with direct contact.

B. It occurs only during the day.

C. It occurs with the movement of a fluid.

D. It occurs only when something is burning.

What is C. It occurs with the movement of a fluid.

200

What is the primary cause of wind?

A. the uneven heating of Earth

B. precipitation falling to Earth

C. many gases are released into the air

D. water constantly evaporating into the atmosphere

A. the uneven heating of Earth

200

Ohio often has the weather that Indiana recently had because weather in the United States tends to move from

A. north to south.

B. south to north.

C. west to east.

D. east to west.

C. west to east.

200

Which is most responsible for moderating weather along the North

Carolina coast?

A. La Niña

B. the jet stream

C. the Gulf Stream

D. prevailing westerlies

What is C. the Gulf Stream?

200

What cloud is this?

What is a cumulus cloud?

200

Which best describes an example of heat transfer through radiation?

A. getting warm in front of a portable heater

B. burning your finger on a curling iron

C. ironing a dress shirt and tie

D. cooking soup on the stove

What is A. getting warm in front of a portable heater?

300

Which type of air pressure do clear skies indicate?

A. high pressure

B. low pressure

C. zero pressure

D. medium pressure

A. high pressure

300

Which city is MOST likely to experience the cold front first?

A. Athens / B. Dayton / C. Marietta / D. Steubenville

B. Dayton

300

Why do most storms move from the west coast of America to the east coast?

A. El Niño

B. La Niña

C. the jet stream

What is C. the jet stream?

300

What cloud is this?

What is a stratus cloud?

300

Which container will be less likely to feel cold on the outside when filled with ice?

A. a foam cup

B. a glass cup

C. a metal cup

D. a paper cup

What is A. a foam cup?

400

Which best explains why weather across the United States continually changes?

A.) the movement of air from the Atlantic Ocean

B.) the movement of high and low air pressure masses

C.) the distance between the United States and the Equator

D.) the distance between the Arctic Circle and the United States

B. the movement of high and low air pressure masses

400

Which tool is used to measure air pressure?

A. anemometer

B. barometer

C. psychrometer

D. thermometer

B. barometer

400

What is the major source of energy for tropical storms?

A. frozen river beds

B. warm ocean waters

C. cold and drafty waters

What is B. warm ocean waters?

400

What cloud is this?

What is a cumulonimbus cloud?

400

Which best explains how a fluid is heated?

A. by radiation

B. by respiration

C. by convection

D. by conduction

What is C. by convection?

500

Which effect does cloud cover have on daytime temperatures during summer months in North Carolina?

A. Cloud cover decreases temperatures.

B. Cloud cover increases temperatures.

C. Cloud cover causes temperatures to change rapidly.

D. Cloud cover causes temperatures to rise and fall constantly.

A. Cloud cover decreases temperatures.

500

Which type of cloud is most often visible during fair weather?

A. altostratus

B. cirrus

C. cumulonimbus

D. stratus

B. cirrus

500

Why would residents along the coast of North Carolina most likely be concerned about a strong La Niña event in August?

A. La Niña returns every 2–7 years.

B. La Niña can mean an active hurricane season.

C. La Niña can mean a decrease in winter precipitation.

D. La Niña is associated with very warm ocean temperatures.

What is B. La Niña can mean an active hurricane season.

500

How does a decrease in temperature turn water vapor back into a liquid?

A. through condensation

B. through transpiration

C. through precipitation

D. through evaporation

A. through condensation

500

Which is the best example of conduction?

A. boiling a pot of water

B. feeling heat from a fireplace

C. a hot air balloon rising and falling

D. touching a hot handle and getting burned

What is D. touching a hot handle and getting burned?

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