Basic Climatic Parameters Quiz

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  • 1. 
    1/3 of incoming insolation is lost to the atmosphere immediately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Select all of the following that has high albedo.
    • A. 

      Clouds

    • B. 

      Ice

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Deserts

    • E. 

      Forests

    • F. 

      Asphalt

    • G. 

      Snow

    • H. 

      Grass

  • 3. 
    Midlatitudes experience pronounced seasonality that are reflected in the types of plant life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The intertropical convergence zone is where convergence and orographic uplift occur.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) stays fixed at the equator throughout the course of a year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    During an El Nino, there is increases wetness in _________.
  • 7. 
    During an El Nino, there jet stream in North America shifts ______.
  • 8. 
    When plants die, less carbon is in the atmosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In general, the annual precipitation map shows wet areas on the west coast and dry areas from the Rocky Mountains and east to the Atlantic Ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Evapotranspiration varies from one location to another and across the course of the year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Dry locations are lack plantlife.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Rainforests are warm and humid areas that are full of life. Rainforest plants compete for light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Deserts are dry warm locations where plants compete for a scarce water supply.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Tropical Savanna/Dry Tropical Forest

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Tundra

    • D. 

      Temperate Deciduous Forest

  • 15. 
    What biome is represented by these climographs?
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Tundra

    • C. 

      Taiga/Boreal forest

    • D. 

      Tropical Rainforest

  • 16. 
    What biome is represented by these climographs?
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Tundra

    • C. 

      Tropical Rainforest

    • D. 

      Tropical Savanna