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Extra Credit Quiz (Ch.

6-9) Name:

1. The four families of clouds are high, middle, low, and those with extensive vertical development.
A. True B. False

2. Formally defined as “any or all forms of particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the
atmosphere and reach the ground”.
A. Deposition B. Precipitation
C. Condensation D. None of the above

3. _______ is precipitation in the form of balls or irregular lumps of ice (0.2 inches or more in
diameter) that are produced in the strong updrafts of cumuliform clouds.
A. Snow B. Rain
C. Snow grains D. Hail

4. A warm, dry wind on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. In the Alps, the wind is called a Foehn
A. Chinook wind B. Monsoon wind system
C. Haboob D. Trade winds

5. A narrow band of high speed winds that reaches its greatest speed near the tropopause.

A. Polar front jet stream B. Subtropical jet stream

C. Jet stream D. Polar Cell

6. The ______ is the circular, nearly cloud free region approximately 10 to 20 n.m. in diameter that is
located in the center of the storm.

A. hurricane eye B. eye wall

C. rain bands D. front

7. When a warm air masses gently slides on top of a cold air mass, and you have drizzly rain and then
beautiful sunny weather, what front is it?

A. Warm front B. Cold front

C. Occluded front D. Stationary front

8. A _____ is a violently rotating column of air which is found below cumulonimbus clouds.

A. Tornado B. Hurricane
C. Funnel cloud D. Cold air funnel

9. What is the first stage of the thunderstorm

A. Numulus stage B. Pumulus stage

C. Visual stage D. Cumulus stage
10. When do thunderstorms mostly happen?

A. Winter B. Summer
C. Fall D. Spring and summer months