Reading Quiz P 148-151

8 Questions | Total Attempts: 180

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Reading Quizzes & Trivia

We look at a number of topics regarding geography in this reading quiz, with questions on topics like climate, cause and effect, prevailing winds, the rain shadow effect, greenhouse gases and much more. What do you know about them?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Climate is influenced by
    • A. 

      The amount of incoming solar radiation

    • B. 

      Earth's rotation

    • C. 

      The tilt of the Earth's axis

    • D. 

      All of these answers

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statement is false?
    • A. 

      The amount of soalr energy reaching Earth's surface is dependent on latitude.

    • B. 

      Hot air rises

    • C. 

      Air at the lower latitudes tends to cool and fall or sink downward

    • D. 

      Cool air is denser than warm air

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements of cause and effect is false?
    • A. 

      The differential in solar energy striking the equator versus the poles sets up general global air circulation patterns.

    • B. 

      The Earth's rotation is faster under air at the poles causing the prevailing winds.

    • C. 

      The Earth's rotational tilt and revolution around the sun cause seasonal variations in temperature.

    • D. 

      The Earth's rotation, the inclination of the Earth's axis, prevailing winds, and differences in water density cause ocean currents.

  • 4. 
    There are ______ separate belts of moving air or prevailing winds.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      Eight

  • 5. 
    All of the following are greenhouse gases except
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Water vapor

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      Nitrogen

  • 6. 
    The rain shadow effect refers to
    • A. 

      More light on the windward side of mountain ranges

    • B. 

      More light on the leeward side of mountain ranges

    • C. 

      Drier conditions on the windward side of mountain ranges

    • D. 

      Drier conditions on the leeward side of mountain ranges

  • 7. 
    A rain shadow is most likely to be produced by a
    • A. 

      Forest

    • B. 

      Ocean

    • C. 

      Lake

    • D. 

      Mountain

  • 8. 
    The two most important factors determining the climate of an area are
    • A. 

      Temperature and ocean currents

    • B. 

      Precipitation and light

    • C. 

      Temperature and precipitation

    • D. 

      Light and temperature

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