Quiz #2: Basic
Quiz #2: Basic

Answer each question by selecting the correct blue button. Only the first answer selected is graded.

1.  In which list are the forms of electromagnetic energy arranged in order from the longest to shortest wavelengths?
A. gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet rays, visible light
B. radio waves, infrared rays, visible light, ultraviolet rays
C. x-rays, infrared rays, blue light, gamma rays
D. infrared rays, radio waves, blue light, red light

2.  As a weather ballon released from the surface of Earth rises through the troposphere, the instruments it carries will usually indicate that:
A. temperature, atmospheric pressure, and concentration of water vapor decrease
B. temperature decreases, but atmospheric pressure and concentration of water vapor increase
C. temperature increases, but atmospheric pressure and concentration of water vapor decrease
D. temperature, atmospheric pressure, and concentration of water vapor increase.

3.  Wind is caused mainly be air-pressure differences that result from:
A. uneven heating of Earth's atmosphere
B. absorption of ultraviolet radiation by Earth's landmasses
C. radiation of heat from Earth's landmasses to water bodies
D. rotation of Earth on its axis

4.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables. A barometer pressure reading of 28.97 inches of mercury is equal to:
A. 1,008 mb
B. 984 mb
C. 1,006 mb
D. 981 mb

5.  As warm, moist air moves into a region, barometric pressure readings in the region will generally:
A. decrease
B. increase
C. remain the same
D. increase rapidly, then level off

6.  Air pressure is usually highest when the air is:
A. warm and humid
B. warm and dry
C. cold and humid
D. cold and dry

7.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables and the diagram below. The diagram represents a cross section of the shoreline of Lake Erie. The direction of the wind shown in this diagram is probably due to air moving from areas of:


A. low air pressure to areas of high air pressure
B. high air pressure to areas of low air pressure
C. low air humidity to areas of high air humidity
D. high air humidity to areas of low air humidity

8.  Base your answer to the following question on the diagram below of a weather instrument. In New York State, which weather conditions are most likely to exist when the height of the mercury in the tube is much greater than 30 inches?


A. cold, dry air with clear skies
B. warm, moist air with overcast skies
C. strong southerly winds with hail warnings
D. a violent strom associated with the autumn season

9.  When the dry-bulb temperature is 14 degrees C and the wet-bulb temperature is 8 degrees C, the relative humidity is:
A. 6%
B. 22%
C. 25%
D. 41%

10.  On a certain day, the isobars on a weather map are very close together over eastern New York State. To make the people of this area aware of possible risk to life and property in this situation, the National Weather Service should issue:
A. a dense-fog warning
B. a high-wind advisory
C. a heat-index warning
D. an air-pollution advisory

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