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Air Pressure and Wind

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

 1. 


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In this cartoon, what type of heat energy causes the sand to burn his feet?
a.
conduction
c.
radiation
b.
convection
d.
evaporation
 

 2. 

What is the transfer of energy in the form of rays or waves?
a.
conduction
c.
radiation
b.
convection
d.
condensation
 

 3. 

What are the three ways in which heat energy is transferred through the atmosphere?
a.
precipitation, condensation, and evaporation
c.
ozone, ultraviolet, and atmosphere
b.
conduction, convection, and radiation
d.
ionosphere, troposphere, and strastosphere
 

 4. 

Which of the following affects weather on the Earth?
a.
Earth’s shape
c.
unequal heating of the Earth’s surface
b.
Earth’s rotation
d.
all of the above
 

 5. 

What is the best description of warm air?
a.
high density and low pressure
c.
low density and high pressure
b.
low density and low pressure
d.
high density and high pressure
 

 6. 

Warm air is
a.
more dense than cold air
b.
less dense that cold air
 

 7. 

As air touches the ground, what process warms it?
a.
radiation
c.
convection
b.
conduction
 

 8. 

Wind is caused by
a.
low pressure
c.
a difference in air pressure
b.
high pressure
 

 9. 

What causes the differences in air pressure?
a.
Moisture
c.
density
b.
wind
d.
unequal heating of the Earth’s surface
 

 10. 

What is the process of air molecules touching and warming other molecules called?
a.
radiation
c.
convection
b.
conduction
 



 
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