Climate Unit Post-assessment (earth Science Regents)

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

The earth climate is changing and this to a high degree is based on the human activities that are destroying the ozone layer daily. As we continue to revise for the earth science regents, I have prepared a quiz to cover the climate unit. Why don’t you give it a shot and see just how much you recall.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This question may require the use of the Earth Science Reference Tables. Base your answer to this question on the information about a laboratory procedure, diagram, and data table below.  Hot water at 90°C is poured into cup A. Cool water at 20°C is poured into cup B. Styrofoam covers are placed on the cups. An aluminum bar and a thermometer are placed through holes in each cover. Points X and Y are locations on the aluminum bar. The data table shows temperature readings taken every minute for 20 minutes. Which change in the experiment would increase the heating rate of the water in cup B (Standard 2.2b)?
    • A. 

      Making the aluminum bar shorter between points X and Y

    • B. 

      Making the aluminum bar longer between points X and Y

    • C. 

      Keeping cup A covered, but uncovering cup B

    • D. 

      Keeping cup B covered, but uncovering cup A

    • E. 

      Heating cup B will not have any effect on the experiment

  • 2. 
    Deep currents are the result of (Standard 2.1 i):
    • A. 

      The Coriolis effect

    • B. 

      Changes in the density of ocean currents

    • C. 

      The trade winds

    • D. 

      Filling of the oceans by precipitation

    • E. 

      Neap tides

  • 3. 
    What role do convection currents in the ocean and atmosphere have in regulating climate (Standard 2.2 b)?
    • A. 

      They set up atmospheric circulation.

    • B. 

      They prevent deep water currents.

    • C. 

      They restrict energy to local use.

    • D. 

      There ensure a balance of precipitation.

    • E. 

      They prevent shallow water currents.

  • 4. 
    What is the name for a water wave that results in seismic activity (Standard 2.1i)?
    • A. 

      Breaker

    • B. 

      Monsoon

    • C. 

      Hurricane

    • D. 

      Whitecap

    • E. 

      Tsunami

  • 5. 
    London, England, is located at approximately 51° 30' north latitude and 0° longitude. Elmira, New York, is located at approximately 42° 10' north latitude and 76° 54' west longitude.  What is one reason why London has a warmer average winter temperature than Elmira(Standard 2.2c)?
    • A. 

      London’s climate is modified by its longer duration of insolation.

    • B. 

      London is located closer to the equator.

    • C. 

      London’s climate is modified by the North Atlantic Current

    • D. 

      London is located at a higher elevation

    • E. 

      London is affected by more hurricanes

  • 6. 
    The amount of precipitation that seeps into the ground or runs off is influenced mostly by(Standard 1.2g)?
    • A. 

      Cloud cover

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Conduction

    • D. 

      Crevasses

    • E. 

      Climate

  • 7. 
    The gravitational pull of the moon is strongest (Standard 1.1a):
    • A. 

      During spring

    • B. 

      During winter

    • C. 

      During the evening

    • D. 

      On the side farthest from the moon

    • E. 

      On the side nearest the moon

  • 8. 
    The slow rocking motion of ocean water that occurs as the tidal bulges move around the ocean basin is called a (Standard 1.1a)?
    • A. 

      Tidal current

    • B. 

      Tsunami

    • C. 

      Tidal oscillation

    • D. 

      Flood tide

    • E. 

      Variation tides

  • 9. 
    Which of the following factors does not determine a region’s climate?
    • A. 

      Geography

    • B. 

      Wind Patterns

    • C. 

      Ocean Currents

    • D. 

      Orographic Effect

    • E. 

      Longitude

  • 10. 
    Hurricanes form when a group of thunderstorms going different directions meets and begins to spin (Standard 2.1i):
    • A. 

      Over Florida

    • B. 

      Over cold waters

    • C. 

      Over tropical waters

    • D. 

      Over water between 30 to 60 degrees latitude

    • E. 

      Over the equator only

  • 11. 
    Rate, on a scale of 1 – 4, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, how much you already know about climate science.
  • 12. 
    Rate, on a scale of 1 – 4, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, how interested are you in climate science.