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Physical Geography Practice Quiz: Cyclonic Storms

Test your knowledge with this physical geography practice quiz

Questions

1. In the middle latitudes, a cyclonic storm will usually move in which direction?

A. East

B. West

C. North

D. South

E. Toward the equator

 

2. The center of a cyclone is characterized by what kind of pressure?

A. High pressure

B. Low pressure

C. Intermediate pressure

D. Variable pressure

E. Increasing pressure

 

3. Refer to the weather map shown. If you were located at point E on the map, what type of weather would you most likely be having?

United States weather map

A. Cold and rainy, with thick clouds

B. Warm and humid, with mostly clear skies

C. Very cold, with clear skies

D. Hot and dry, with clear skies

E. Very stormy

 

4. Refer to the weather map shown. The front that extends from A to C is what kind of front?

United States weather map

A. Stationary

B. Cold

C. Warm

D. Occluded

 

5. Refer to the weather map shown. If you were standing along the front that extends from A to B, what type of weather would you most likely be experiencing?

United States weather map

A. Cold, clear weather

B. Warm, gentle rain

C. Warm, humid conditions, with a few clouds in the sky

D. Intense precipitation

E. Hot and dry, with clear skies

 

6. Refer to the weather map shown. If you were located at point D, what type of weather would you most likely be experiencing?

United States weather map

A. Very low pressure

B. Warm, humid weather

C. Cold, clear weather

D. Cold, rainy conditions

E. Intense storms

 

7. Which of the following is true of an occluded front?

A. Cold air is lifted completely off the ground

B. It is shown on a weather map by a line with triangles on one side and half circles on the other

C. The warm front has caught up with the cold front

D. The warm air mass has been completely lifted off the ground

E. The barometric pressure is very high

 

8. Which of the following is true during the cumulus stage of a thunderstorm?

A. Precipitation is most intense

B. Updrafts of air lead to the formation of cumulus clouds

C. Strong updrafts and downdrafts of air take place within the same cumulonimbus cloud

D. Lightning is most likely to be very intense

E. Downdrafts of air are very strong within the cumulus cloud as precipitation begins

 

9. Where are the strongest winds in a hurricane found?

A. In the eye of the hurricane

B. In the spiral bands of thunderstorms

C. In the eye wall of the hurricane

D. In the easterly wave

E. After the hurricane comes ashore

 

10. In which general direction is a hurricane most likely to move?

A. Towards the west with the trade winds

B. Towards the west with the westerlies

C. Towards the east with the trade winds

D. Towards the south with the trade winds

E. Towards the east with the westerlies