Tourism Destinations And Physical Geography Of The Caribbean

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Physical Geography Quizzes & Trivia

Test is in partial fulfillment of associate degree programme.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The MOST important factor explaining the difference between weather and climate is
    • A. 

      Time

    • B. 

      Location

    • C. 

      Rainfall

    • D. 

      Temperature

  • 2. 
     Hurricanes are most likely to occur in the Caribbean during
    • A. 

      February-April

    • B. 

      April-June

    • C. 

      July-September

    • D. 

      June-November

  • 3. 
     Which option is the best precaution to take in the event of a hurricane if one lives in a flood prone area?
    • A. 

      Move to higher ground

    • B. 

      Evacuate (moving out of the area)

    • C. 

      Use sand bags around the house to prevent water from entering it

    • D. 

      Build house raised above the ground so water may flow under it

  • 4. 
     Which of these hazards is NOT associated with hurricane?
    • A. 

      Flooding

    • B. 

      Landslide

    • C. 

      Storm surge

    • D. 

      Faulting

  • 5. 
     Which definition best define Natural Hazard?
    • A. 

      Unpredictable threats arising within the physical, climatic or biotic environment

    • B. 

      Predictable threats arising within the physical, climatic or biotic environment

    • C. 

      A disaster caused by the influence of man on the environment

    • D. 

      It is the occurrence of a hazard and disaster together

  • 6. 
     Caribbean countries are located in
    • A. 

      Temperate zone

    • B. 

      Tropical zone

    • C. 

      Polar zone

    • D. 

      Arctic zone

  • 7. 
     The Caribbean experiences
    • A. 

      North easterly trade winds

    • B. 

      Southerly trade winds

    • C. 

      Doldrums

    • D. 

      Warm winds

  • 8. 
     The following are factors that affect the climate of a place EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Relief

    • B. 

      Ocean current

    • C. 

      Proximity to the equator

    • D. 

      Solar radiation

  • 9. 
     All are types of hazards EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Climatic

    • B. 

      Atmospheric

    • C. 

      Biotic

    • D. 

      Geophysical

  • 10. 
     Prevailing winds are winds that blow more often from one direction than another
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
     Mountains receive more rainfall than low lying areas
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 12. 
    The higher the place is above sea level the cooler it will be
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
     If you are outside during an earthquake, you should try to find the nearest building and run inside. 
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 14. 
     Which of the following is not a MAJOR greenhouse gas?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Sulphur dioxide

    • C. 

      Chlorofluorocarbons

    • D. 

      Water vapour

  • 15. 
     Which of the following will NOT help control global warming
    • A. 

      Increase cloud cover reflecting solar energy

    • B. 

      Increase use of air conditioning systems

    • C. 

      Faster growth of land and sea plants

    • D. 

      Reduce use of chlorofluorocarbons

  • 16. 
     Which of the following is not a geophysical hazard
    • A. 

      Tsunami

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Hurricane

    • D. 

      Landslide

  • 17. 
     Use clothing to protect skin, wearing a hat with a wide brim and using no sun screen are ways to protect the face, neck, and ears from sunburn
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
     In the event of a hurricane, hoteliers in close proximity to the coast should
    • A. 

      Only move guests when water starts to rise

    • B. 

      Evacuate guests promptly upon issue of hurricane treat

    • C. 

      Continue business as usual

    • D. 

      Only move guests how want to leave the property

  • 19. 
     The difference between global warming and climate change is that
    • A. 

      Climate change refers to the increase in temperature

    • B. 

      Climate change deals with the build up of green house gases

    • C. 

      Climate change refers to changes in the climate including temperature and precipitation

    • D. 

      Climate change is more longer than global warming

  • 20. 
     Climate as a comfort level refers to
    • A. 

      How comfortable we feel

    • B. 

      What our bodies sense the temperature and climate to be

    • C. 

      The winds that blow over the Caribbean to make us comfortable

    • D. 

      Living in the tropical areas

  • 21. 
    The warmest temperature in the Polar zone is
    • A. 

      10 degrees C

    • B. 

      -10 degrees C

    • C. 

      0 degree C

    • D. 

      5 degree C

  • 22. 
     The type of precipitation mostly received in the tropical region is
    • A. 

      Snow

    • B. 

      Rain

    • C. 

      Hail

    • D. 

      Sleet

  • 23. 
    The range of temperature in the temperate zone is
    • A. 

      5 - 20 degree C

    • B. 

      3 - 10 degree C

    • C. 

      5 - 10 degree C

    • D. 

      4 - 7 degree C

  • 24. 
     Annual precipitation of the Equatorial climate is
    • A. 

      1000 - 1500 mm

    • B. 

      2000 - 4000 mm

    • C. 

      2000 - 3000 mm

    • D. 

      1000 - 3000 mm

  • 25. 
     Equatorial type climate can be found in which of the following  places
    • A. 

      Jamaica

    • B. 

      The Amazon

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 26. 
     Areas near an ocean have a marine climate while areas within a large landmass have a continental climate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
     Areas with a marine climate receives the same amount of rainfall as areas with a continental climate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
     Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of tourist attractions
    • A. 

      Quality

    • B. 

      Authenticity

    • C. 

      Quantity

    • D. 

      Uniqueness

  • 29. 
     The most important thing to do during an earthquake is to
    • A. 

      Call your relatives

    • B. 

      If inside a building, run outside

    • C. 

      Remain calm

    • D. 

      Get your self to the closest door

  • 30. 
    The ITCZ brings rainfall to the Caribbean twice yearly. What does ITCZ mean?
    • A. 

      Inter Transfer Commercial Zone

    • B. 

      Inter Tropical Convergence Zone

    • C. 

      Inter Temperate Convergence Zone

    • D. 

      Interior Tropical Continental Zone