Monsoon Asia Semester Test

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Monsoon Asia Semester Test

This test covers the different aspects of monsoon Asia that we have studied this semester.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term monsoon means
    • A. 

      Extreme weather

    • B. 

      Prolonged drought

    • C. 

      Seasonal wind

    • D. 

      Storm surge

  • 2. 
    Atmospheric pressure is a measure of which of the following?
    • A. 

      The total solar energy received by Earth

    • B. 

      The weight of air pushing down on Earth

    • C. 

      The speed of prevailing winds circling Earth

    • D. 

      The amount of vapor in the air around Earth

  • 3. 
    Which of these best explains why cities on opposite sides of a mountain receive different amounts of rain?
    • A. 

      Cloud seeding

    • B. 

      The water cycle

    • C. 

      Altitudinal zonation

    • D. 

      The orographic effect

  • 4. 
    Because Pune, India, lies in a rain shadow, its people have learned to live with
    • A. 

      Frequent droughts

    • B. 

      Tropical cyclones

    • C. 

      Water salinization

    • D. 

      Widespread flooding

  • 5. 
    Which of these South Asian cities is known as one of the worlds' wettest capitals?
    • A. 

      Abuja

    • B. 

      Ankara

    • C. 

      Dhaka

    • D. 

      Ottawa

  • 6. 
    What is one way that people adapt to the semiarid climate of Jodhpur?
    • A. 

      They grow thirsty crops.

    • B. 

      They use drip irrigation.

    • C. 

      They build houses on stilts.

    • D. 

      They drive rickshaws to work.

  • 7. 
    Based on the climagraph, Mumbai lies in which of these climate zones?
    • A. 

      Tropical wet and dry

    • B. 

      Marine west coast

    • C. 

      Humid continental

    • D. 

      Tropical wet

  • 8. 
    Based on this climograph, which of these would be the most pleasant month for an outdoor festival in Calcutta?
    • A. 

      July

    • B. 

      August

    • C. 

      September

    • D. 

      October

  • 9. 
    In which of these mountain ranges is Mount Everest located?
    • A. 

      Andes

    • B. 

      Caucasus

    • C. 

      Himalayas

    • D. 

      Urals

  • 10. 
    What is the main reason people want to climb to the top of Mount Everest?
    • A. 

      It is the world's oldest mountain.

    • B. 

      It is the world's tallest mountain.

    • C. 

      It is the world's most beautiful mountain.

    • D. 

      It is the world's most dangerous mountain.

  • 11. 
    Based on the information in this table, about how much does it cost a guide service to take seven climbers to the top of Everest?
    • A. 

      Under $150,000

    • B. 

      Around $150,000

    • C. 

      Less than $200,000

    • D. 

      More than $250,000

  • 12. 
    Climbers on Everest stop from time to time to acclimatize to
    • A. 

      Crowded trails

    • B. 

      Elevation changes

    • C. 

      Extreme cold

    • D. 

      Windy weather

  • 13. 
    The carrying capacity of a place is a measure of which of the following?
    • A. 

      The plants and animals it can support

    • B. 

      The replacement rate of its population

    • C. 

      The renewable resources it can provide

    • D. 

      The environmental degradation it has suffered

  • 14. 
    What caused the problem described by a climber in this excerpt?  The wind kicked up huge swirling waves of powder snow.  Ice formed over my goggles, making it difficult to see. I began to lose feeling in my feet.  My fingers turned to wood.
    • A. 

      Exposure

    • B. 

      Salinization

    • C. 

      Storm surge

    • D. 

      Altitude sickness

  • 15. 
    On their way up Mount Everest, climbers enter the Death Zone.  What makes this zone so challenging?
    • A. 

      Lack of sleep

    • B. 

      Lack of shelter

    • C. 

      Lack of oxygen

    • D. 

      Lack of daylight

  • 16. 
    Which part of the climb is being described?Climbing in the Death Zone is a real physical test.  "You take a step and you breathe six to eight times and then you take another step and then you breathe six or eight times," a climber recalled.
  • 17. 
    Which part of the climb is being described:  Climbers reach the Khumbu Icefall on the second stage of their journey.  "Imagine trying to hopscotch uphill through a field of ice boulders the size of houses and weighing some 30 tons, each of which could shift at any moment without warning," wrote a climber about the icefall.
  • 18. 
    What part of the climb is being described?"My first sensation was one of relief - relief that the long grind was over," Edmund Hilary wrote.  "I turned and looked at Tenzing.  Even beneath his oxygen mask and the icicles hanging from his hair, I could see his infectious grin of sheer delight."
  • 19. 
    Which part of the climb is being described?Once climbers go beyond 19,600 feet, they enter a long valley called Western Cwm, or "Valley of Silence."  On a sunny day, the valley gets quite hot.  This comes as a surprise to climbers who expect freezing conditions.  "You literally pray for a puff of wind or a loud to cover the sun," one climber said.
  • 20. 
    Which part of the climb is being described?This "tent city" is made up of dozens or even hundreds of tents.  It has kitchens, dining halls, and even solar-powered lights.  Most climbers spend weeks here to get used to the thin air.
  • 21. 
    Which of the following inventions is not part of the global revolution?
    • A. 

      Cell phones

    • B. 

      Personal computers

    • C. 

      Multifunctional platforms

    • D. 

      Communication satellites

  • 22. 
    Which term best describes hiring someone outside a company to do work that was once done by the company's own workers?
    • A. 

      Recycling

    • B. 

      Outsourcing

    • C. 

      Smart growth

    • D. 

      Division of labor

  • 23. 
    Which city on the map  is the main hub of IT work in India?
    • A. 

      Bangalore

    • B. 

      Chennai

    • C. 

      Hyderabad

    • D. 

      Mumbai

  • 24. 
    What comparative advantage does India have over many other countries in attracting IT jobs from the United States?
    • A. 

      India's brain drain

    • B. 

      India's caste system

    • C. 

      Many Hindi speakers

    • D. 

      Many English speakers

  • 25. 
    According to this graph, how did technical and IT programs in India change between 1997 and 2004?
    • A. 

      Twice as many programs offered IT classes.

    • B. 

      The number of women graduated from IT programs about doubled.

    • C. 

      The number of students enrolled in IT programs about doubled.

    • D. 

      Twice as many IT students went to other countries to study.

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