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## Seasonal & Global Weather Patterns

1. John recorded and graphed the average monthly temperature for his town, Centerville, for the years 1999-2001. His graphs are shown below.

## Measuring & Predicting Daily Weather Conditions

3. Theresa thinks it is colder today than it was yesterday. What could she do to measure if the weather is hotter or colder? A. She can look at the number of clouds. B. She can use a rain gauge. C. She can use a weather vane. D. She can use an outdoor thermometer.

## Measuring & Predicting Daily Weather Conditions

4. This picture shows a wind vane.

John doesn't like hot weather very much. He wants to take a vacation and go somewhere cooler during the hottest month of the year. If Centerville's pattern of weather stayed the same for 2002, during which month would you suggest John go on vacation? A. August B. July C. June D. September

What does a wind vane measure? A. how much rain has fallen B. the direction the wind is blowing from C. the number of clouds in the sky D. the direction that airplanes fly

## Measuring & Predicting Daily Weather Conditions

5. Which tool measures how hot or cold the air is? A. telescope

## Measuring & Predicting Daily Weather Conditions

2. It is a clear, cloudless, windless day in January in Oklahoma City. At noon the temperature is 46F. What can you expect about the temperature later that night at 10 P.M.? A. It will be cooler than 46F. B. It will be exactly 46F. C. It will begin to rain. D. It will be warmer than 46F.

## The Water Cycle

6. What step in the water cycle moves water from ponds and lakes into the air?

## The Water Cycle Seasonal & Global Weather Patterns

10. 7. A scientist could best predict and explain local and global weather events by calculating the growth rate of plants in a particular A. location. B. C. D. studying global patterns of atmospheric movement. observing the phases of the Moon. A. radiation studying the behavior of fish. B. condensation C. evaporation D. precipitation Which step of the water cycle is missing from the diagram? Look at the diagram of the water cycle shown below.

## Seasonal & Global Weather Patterns

8. In some places, water near the surface of the ocean travels in predictable patterns called currents. Some of these currents are shown in the image below. The large arrow on the right shows how water temperature normally changes between the equator and the north pole.

## The Water Cycle

11.

Image modified from NASA A warm current can make the nearby climate warmer. A cold current can make the nearby climate cooler. At which point would a shown current make the climate colder? A. X B. Z C. W D. Y

The water cycle is the process in which water evaporates into the atmosphere, condenses into clouds, and falls again as rain. What is the primary source of energy that drives the water cycle? A. hot springs B. the Moon C. magma D. the Sun

## Seasonal & Global Weather Patterns

12. San Angelo is a city in the United States. The graph below shows the amount of precipitation received by San Angelo over the course of a year.

## The Water Cycle

9. Which step in the water cycle occurs when gaseous water vapor turns back to liquid water in clouds? A. runoff

Which of the following statements correctly describes a pattern shown in the graph? San Angelo did not receive as much precipitation this A. year as it did last year. San Angelo received most of its precipitation in the B. fall. San Angelo received most of its precipitation in the C. summer. San Angelo received more precipitation this year than D. any year before.

14. Look at the graph below. The graph shows Dodge City's weather throughout the year.

The line on the graph shows the average monthly temperature. The bars on the graph show the average monthly rainfall. How does Dodge City's weather change throughout the course of the year? The weather is cold and wet in winter, but warm and A. dry in the summer. B. The weather does not change throughout the year.

## Measuring & Predicting Daily Weather Conditions

13. A farmer's crops need two inches of rain to fall this week in order to be healthy. How can the farmer measure how much rain falls during this week? A. with a rain gauge B. with an umbrella C. with a thermometer D. with a weather vane

The weather is cold and dry in winter, but warm and C. wet in the summer. The weather is warm and wet in the winter, but cold D. and dry in the summer.

## The Water Cycle

15. Which step of the water cycle is described below? Water in the clouds falls to the Earth's surface as rain, sleet, snow, or hail. A. refraction B. evaporation C. condensation D. precipitation