Physical Science Module 7

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Physical Science Module 7 - Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The point at which the earth is farthest from the sun is called:
    • A. 

      Perihelion

    • B. 

      Chameleon

    • C. 

      Aphelion

    • D. 

      Obelion

  • 2. 
    The point at which the earth is closest to the sun is called:
    • A. 

      Perihelion

    • B. 

      Chameleon

    • C. 

      Aphelion

    • D. 

      Obelion

  • 3. 
    The way in which the rotation of the earth bends the path of winds, sea currents, and objects that fly through different latitudes is called:
    • A. 

      Global Wind Patterns

    • B. 

      Polar Easterlies

    • C. 

      Westerlies

    • D. 

      Coriolis Effect

  • 4. 
    Of the three main factors that influence weather, which is mostly responsible for winds?
    • A. 

      Thermal Energy

    • B. 

      Uneven Distribution of Thermal Energy

    • C. 

      Water Vapor in the Atmosphere

  • 5. 
    What are dark cumulus clouds called?
    • A. 

      Cumulonimbus

    • B. 

      Altostratus

    • C. 

      Cumulus

    • D. 

      Stratus

  • 6. 
    If an area receives a large amount of insolation, is it likely to be warm or cold?
    • A. 

      Warm

    • B. 

      Cold

  • 7. 
    In the Northern Hemisphere, are the day lengths greater than or less than 12 hours between the winter solstice and the spring equinox?
    • A. 

      Greater than 12 Hours

    • B. 

      Less than 12 Hours

  • 8. 
    In the Northern Hemisphere, between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, are the day lengths increasing or decreasing during that time?
    • A. 

      Increasing

    • B. 

      Decreasing

  • 9. 
    Where is the Northern Hemisphere in winter when the earth is closest to the sun?
    • A. 

      Pointed toward the sun

    • B. 

      Pointed away from the sun

  • 10. 
    Suppose you are at the equator and want to fire a missile at a target due north of your location.  Would you aim the missile north, northwest, or northeast in order to ensure it hits the intended target?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      Northwest

    • C. 

      Northeast

  • 11. 
    Without two specific factors, the global wind patterns would be simple.  They would blow from the poles to the equator.  What two factors shape the global winds into the complex patterns that we actually see?
    • A. 

      Change in temperature along with the Coriolis Effect

    • B. 

      Local winds along with local air pressure

  • 12. 
    What causes the wind in a certain region to be different from what we expect based on the global patterns we see?
    • A. 

      Coriolis Effect

    • B. 

      Change in temperature

    • C. 

      Local Air Pressure

    • D. 

      Local Winds

  • 13. 
    An air mass is dry and warm.  What kind of air mass is it?
    • A. 

      Arctic

    • B. 

      Continental Polar

    • C. 

      Continental Tropical

  • 14. 
    A large body of air with very different pressure, temperature and humidity is called an Air Mass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A boundary between two air masses is called:
    • A. 

      Stationary Front

    • B. 

      Weather Front

    • C. 

      Occluded Front

    • D. 

      Rain Front

  • 16. 
    You watch the sky as cirrus clouds form followed by stratus and nimbostratus clouds.  Do you expect a violent rainstorm or a long, lighter rain?
    • A. 

      Violent rainstorm

    • B. 

      Long, lighter rain

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