1W0510 CDC Practice Test B Set Book 1

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1W0510 CDC Practice Test B Set Book 1


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  • 1. 
    What is the most important of all the climatic elements?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Winds

    • C. 

      Moisture

    • D. 

      Location

  • 2. 
    Evaporation is an important climatic element over which regions?
    • A. 

      When considered in relation to weather phenomena forming over land

    • B. 

      When considered in relation to weather phenomena forming over bodies of water.

    • C. 

      When considered in relation to weather phenomena forming over cities

    • D. 

      When considered in relation to weather phenomena forming over mountainous regions

  • 3. 
    Why is the average amount of precipitation not a good way to compare the climate of two stations?
    • A. 

      Occurs in different intensities and times

    • B. 

      Occurs in different forms

    • C. 

      Occurs in different temperatures

    • D. 

      It doesnt have any affect

  • 4. 
    Which element of precipitation includes such deposits as dew, frost, and rime ice?
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Evaporation

    • C. 

      Sublimation

    • D. 

      Fusion

  • 5. 
    Climatologists are mostly interested in which elements of wind?
    • A. 

      Direction, speed, and gustiness

    • B. 

      Speed, and gustiness

    • C. 

      Direction and speed

    • D. 

      Speed and supporting weather elements

  • 6. 
    What is obtained by dividing each wind observation into components, making a summation for a given period, and then obtaining averages and converting components into a single vector?
    • A. 

      Summation winds

    • B. 

      Vectorial average.

    • C. 

      Wind gust potential

    • D. 

      Wind size

  • 7. 
    What two factors influence the angle at which the sun’s rays reach the earth and the number of sun hours each day?
    • A. 

      Distance and season

    • B. 

      Time and date

    • C. 

      Cloud cover and sung angle

    • D. 

      Rain or shine

  • 8. 
    Typically how much sunlight does a station near the equator receive?
    • A. 

      12 hours

    • B. 

      6 hours

    • C. 

      8 hours

    • D. 

      16 hours

  • 9. 
    What is the effect of land and water distribution on air circulation in the Northern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Creates high and low centers

    • B. 

      Creates the seasons

    • C. 

      Creates the summer weather

    • D. 

      Creates winter weather

  • 10. 
    Which mountains prevent polar air masses from moving southward?
    • A. 

      The Rockies and the Alps

    • B. 

      The Himalayas and the Rockies

    • C. 

      The Himalayas and the Alps.

    • D. 

      The Chinese Ing Dun Range and the Swiss Matterhorn

  • 11. 
    Which sides of mountains  receive the greatest amount of precipitation?
    • A. 

      Leeward sides

    • B. 

      South side

    • C. 

      Windward sides

    • D. 

      North side

  • 12. 
    How are high pressures systems displaced in the southern hemisphere during the summer?
    • A. 

      Northward

    • B. 

      Southward

    • C. 

      Eastward

    • D. 

      Westward

  • 13. 
    What mainly causes ocean currents?
    • A. 

      Frictional effects of the wind

    • B. 

      Precipitation

    • C. 

      Deep underwater swells

    • D. 

      Tectonic movement

  • 14. 
    What is the basic cause for deflection of ocean currents and air?
    • A. 

      Mountain ranges

    • B. 

      Differential Heating

    • C. 

      Coriolis Force

    • D. 

      Ocean dynamics

  • 15. 
    What is  upwelling?
    • A. 

      Upwelling is the process by which the colder subsurface waters are brought to the top of the ocean

    • B. 

      Upwelling is the process by which the warmer subsurface waters are brought to the top of the ocean

    • C. 

      Upwelling is the process by which the colder subsurface waters are brought to the bottom of the ocean

    • D. 

      Upwelling is the process by which ocean currents are brought to the top of the ocean

  • 16. 
    Where does upwelling normally occur in the Northern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      The west coast

    • B. 

      The east coast

    • C. 

      The gulf coast

    • D. 

      Rivers and lakes

  • 17. 
    How fast do the currents of the Gulf Stream system move?
    • A. 

      55–75 miles per day or 5–9 knots

    • B. 

      55–105 miles per day or 10–15 knots

    • C. 

      35–45 miles per day or 3–6 knots

    • D. 

      25–75 miles per day or 1–3 knots

  • 18. 
    What portion of the Gulf Stream system does the Gulf Stream make up?
    • A. 

      Middle

    • B. 

      Beginning

    • C. 

      End

    • D. 

      Makes the entire system

  • 19. 
    What is the effect of the North Atlantic Current on the climate of northwestern Europe?
    • A. 

      Causes the climate to be much colder than ordinarily expected

    • B. 

      Causes the climate to be much milder than ordinarily expected

    • C. 

      Causes the climate to be much hotter than ordinarily expected

    • D. 

      Does nto affect the climate there

  • 20. 
    Where does the North Equatorial Current originate?
    • A. 

      The western coast of Northern America

    • B. 

      The western coast of Central America

    • C. 

      The western coast of South East America

    • D. 

      The western coast of Modern America

  • 21. 
    What North Atlantic current/system is similar to the Kuroshio system?
    • A. 

      The Gulf Stream system.

    • B. 

      The North Atlantic system

    • C. 

      The East Coast system

    • D. 

      The Middle Atlantic system

  • 22. 
    Name the branches into which the Kuroshio system divides.
    • A. 

      Kuroshio Extension, Kuroshio Flow, and the North Pacific Current.

    • B. 

      Kuroshio Current, the Kuroshio Extension, and the North Pacific Current.

    • C. 

      Kuroshio Current and the Kuroshio Extension

    • D. 

      Kuroshio Extension, and the North Pacific Current.

  • 23. 
    What causes the ocean currents in the northern Indian Ocean to reverse directions between the February/March and August/September time frames?
    • A. 

      Monsoonal flow

    • B. 

      Ocean currents

    • C. 

      Unequal heating

    • D. 

      Earths rotation

  • 24. 
    What is the effect of a forest on local temperatures?
    • A. 

      Lower maximums and higher minimums

    • B. 

      Higher maximums and lower minimums

    • C. 

      There is no noticeable effect

    • D. 

      More precipitation annually

  • 25. 
    Name the five basic climatic zones.
    • A. 

      The Torrid (or Tropical) Zone, the two Temperate Zones, and the two Polar Zones (or Frigid Zones).

    • B. 

      The Torro (or Extratropical) Zone, the two Temperate Zones, and the two Polar Zones (or Frigid Zones).

    • C. 

      The Torrid (or Tropical) Zone, the two Moderate Zones, and the two Polar Zones (or Frigid Zones).

    • D. 

      The Torrid (or Tropical) Zone, the two Temperate Zones, and the two Frozen Zones (or Freezing Zones).

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