Chapter 15 & 16 Study Guide

Chapter 15 & 16 Study Guide - Self-Test 15 & 16...

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Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. All thunderstorms require: a. hot, humid air b. divergence of the air aloft c. lifting along some barrier such as a mountain or front d. surface heating e. rising air ____ 2. An ordinary thunderstorm is a: a. thunderstorm that does not produce lightning or thunder b. thunderstorm that has a tilted updraft and downdraft c. scattered or isolated storm that is not severe d. thunderstorm that does not produce hail ____ 3. The most likely time for an ordinary thunderstorm to form is: a. just after sunrise b. just before sunrise c. around midnight d. late afternoon e. at noon ____ 4. Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing: a. large hail b. tornadoes c. flash floods d. all of the above ____ 5. A Mesoscale Convective Complex is actually: a. a rapidly rotating tornado cyclone inside a massive thunderstorm b. another name for a suction vortex c. a complex display of lightning from distant thunderstorms d. a family of tornadoes that do a great deal of damage e. individual thunderstorms that grow into a large, long-lasting weather system ____ 6. The downdraft in an ordinary thunderstorm is created mainly by: a. the melting of snow in the anvil b. electrical attraction between the cloud and ground c. the release of latent heat as water in the cloud freezes d. evaporating raindrops that make the air cold and heavy e. upper level wind motions ____ 7. The main difference between a downburst and a microburst is: a. duration b. strength c. size d. altitude ____ 8. Squall lines generally do not form: a. behind a cold front b. when the air aloft develops waves downwind from a cold front c. along a dry line d. in the warm sector where warm, dry air meets warm, humid air
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e. ahead of an advancing cold front ____ 9. A line of thunderstorms that forms ahead of an advancing cold front is called a: a. roll cloud b. squall line c. wall cloud d. gust front e. dry line ____ 10. The region in the United States with the greatest annual frequency of hailstones is:
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