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Quiz about the Coriolis Effect.

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  • 1. 
    The Coriolis Effect causes objects to seemingly curve away.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The Coriolis Effect is caused by...
    • A. 

      The Rotation of Earth.

    • B. 

      The wind.

    • C. 

      The object being thrown.

  • 3. 
    Who discovered the Coriolis Effect?
    • A. 

      Leonardo da Vinci.

    • B. 

      Niccolo Machiavelli.

    • C. 

      Gaspard Gustave de Coriolis.

    • D. 

      Bartomelo Corioli.

  • 4. 
    The air appears to veer left in the Northern Hemisphere and right in the Southern Hemisphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Air warms, expands and rises at the equator and cools, contracts and falls at the poles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Why does warm air rise?
    • A. 

      Because it is less dense than cold air.

    • B. 

      Because the suns gravitational pull pulls the warm air towards the sun.

    • C. 

      Because it is colder the higher the altitude and the warm air wants to maintain homoestasis.

  • 7. 
    Global Circulation is governed by what 2 factors?
    • A. 

      Uneven Solar Heating.

    • B. 

      The Ocean

    • C. 

      Greenhouse Gases.

    • D. 

      The rotation of Earth.

  • 8. 
    Temperature and Water Vapor greatly influence air density.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    There are 8 different wind cell systems in the Earth Cell diagram.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What are horse latitudes?
    • A. 

      Latitudes where there is a high population of horses.

    • B. 

      Area of high atmospheric pressure and little surface wind.

    • C. 

      Area of low atmospheric pressure and high surface wind.

    • D. 

      None of the above.