Insolation Unit Pre-assessment (earth Science Regents)

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Insolation Unit Pre-assessment (earth Science Regents)

As discussed in class isolation is the amount of solar radiation that reaches the earth’s surface which affects the temperatures we experience be it hot, warm or cold. As we prepare to tackle the earth science regents I have made a perfect quiz to ensure you remember all you learned about isolation as discussed in class. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The length of an Earth day is determined by the time required for approximately one (Standard 1.1a):
    • A. 

      Earth rotation

    • B. 

      Earth revolution

    • C. 

      Sun rotation

    • D. 

      Sun revolution

    • E. 

      Moon walk

  • 2. 
    The diagram below represents a simple geocentric model.  Which object is represented by the letter X (Standard 1.1a)?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Moon

    • D. 

      Polaris

    • E. 

      United States

  • 3. 
    Which statement provides the best evidence that Earth revolves around the sun (Standard 2.1u)?
    • A. 

      The Sun follows an apparent daily path, rising in the east and setting in the west.

    • B. 

      A Foucault pendulum appears to shift its direction of swing in a predictable manner.

    • C. 

      The stars appear to follow a circular path around the North Star (Polaris)

    • D. 

      The seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter repeat in a pattern

    • E. 

      The Earth’s atmosphere protects the planet from solar flares

  • 4. 
    The apparent daily path of the Sun changes with the seasons because (Standard 1.1f):
    • A. 

      Earth’s axis is tilted

    • B. 

      Earth’s distance from the Sun changes

    • C. 

      The Sun revolves

    • D. 

      The Sun rotates

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Base your answers to this question on the diagram below, which shows the tilt of Earth on its axis in relation to the Sun on one particular day.  Points A through E are locations on Earth’s surface. Point D is located in New York State. The dashed line represents Earth’s axis.  This question may require the Earth Science Reference Tables (Standard 1.1h).On this day, which location has the greatest number of hours of daylight?
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      A

  • 6. 
    Ocean currents influence temperature by (Standard 2.1i):
    • A. 

      Stimulating tectonic plate movement

    • B. 

      Eroding shorelines

    • C. 

      Heating or cooling the air

    • D. 

      Dispersing the rays of the sun

    • E. 

      Washing warm, dry sediments out to sea

  • 7. 
    Which changes can be expected to occur at 45° N over the next 30 days?  This question may require the Earth Science Reference Tables  (Standard 2.2a)
    • A. 

      The duration of insolation will decrease and the temperature will decrease.

    • B. 

      The duration of insolation will decrease and the temperature will increase.

    • C. 

      The duration of insolation will increase and the temperature will decrease.

    • D. 

      The duration of insolation will increase and the temperature will increase.

    • E. 

      No changes are expected at this latitude.

  • 8. 
    Which of these characteristics identify an Earth surface that is likely to be the best absorber of insolation?
    • A. 

      Colored and smooth

    • B. 

      Light colored and rough

    • C. 

      Dark colored and smooth

    • D. 

      Dark colored and rough

    • E. 

      All four characteristics are equal absorbers of insolation

  • 9. 
    Rate, on a scale of 1 – 4, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, how much you already know about the effects of insolation (solar radiation).
  • 10. 
    Rate, on a scale of 1 – 4, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, how interested are you in the effects of insolation (solar radiation).