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Quiz on Seasons and Climates

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Grade Standards: below 60% F, 60-70 D, 70-80 C, 80-90 B, 90-100 A.

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Answer these questions on seasons and climates.

1 Winds are caused by:?
a) stationary fronts
b) pressure differences
c) altitude differences
d) human influences
e) coriolis force
2 On December 21 or 22, the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere, the sun is vertically overhead at:
a) 23 1/2deg N
b) the equator
c) 23 1/2deg. S
d) 45deg. S
e) none of the above.
3 Storm clouds form when:
a) cool air is forced up
b) cool air is forced down
c) warm air is forced up
d) warm air is forced down
e) none of the above.
4 Maritime climates are characterized by:
a) large temperature ranges.
b) little precipitation
c) relatively small temperature ranges.
d) cold temperatures.
e) all of the above.
5 Which of the following is most important in producing the earth's seasons:
a) the rotation of the earth on its axis
b) the 23 1/2deg. tilt of the earth's axis
c) the eliptical orbit of the earth
d) night time radiation
e) none of the above.
6 The equator is a zone of much precipitation because of:
a) upward moving air
b) the westerlies.
c) high pressure systems
d) low pressure systems;
e) all of the above.
7 Differences in the heating and cooling characteristics between land and water cause differences in climate. At 40degN. latitude, land surfaces are _________ in the summer and _________ in the winter compared to ocean areas at the same latitude?
a) warmer, cooler
b) cooler, warmer
c) warmer, warmer
d) cooler, cooler
e) none of the above.
8 The angle of inclination of the sun's rays are perpendicular to the earth at the equator, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn on the 21st or 22nd of the following months:
a) January, March, September, November;
b) January, March, June, September
c) April, June, September, December
d) March, June, September, December
e) all of the above.
9 All of the following are major influences on climate, except:
a) the general circulation of the atmosphere as described in the Hadley-Ferrel model
b) seasonal variations in the distance between the earth and the sun
c) the differential heating and cooling of land and water
d) the movement of warm air toward the polar areas
e) great ranges in temperature between winter and summer.
10 Omaha, Nebraska, is typical of what climate category?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) E

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