Geography 101 Part 3

Question 1 of 25

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In the Northern Hemisphere, an object traveling from west to east will initially be deflected to the ______ by the Coriolis force.

Select one of the following:

  • west

  • north

  • east

  • south

Question 2 of 25

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Which of the following pressure cells are located near 60° N in the Pacific Ocean?

Select one of the following:

  • the Aleutian Low

  • the Icelandic Low

  • the Bermuda High

  • the Hawaiian High

  • both the Bermuda High AND the Icelandic Low

Question 3 of 25

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According to the mountain-valley breeze cycle, which of the following times would be best to take a bicycle trip up a canyon, assuming you want the wind at your back?

Select one of the following:

  • very early in the morning

  • in the afternoon

  • very late at night

  • any time high pressure dominates over the mountains

  • none of these

Question 4 of 25

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Which of the following is correctly matched?

Select one of the following:

  • low pressure; sinking air in the Southern Hemisphere

  • high pressure; sinking air in the Northern Hemisphere

  • low pressure; counter-clockwise rotation in the Southern Hemisphere

  • low pressure; counter-clockwise rotation in the Northern Hemisphere

  • both low pressure; counter-clockwise rotation in the Northern Hemisphere AND high pressure; sinking air in the Northern Hemisphere.

Question 5 of 25

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The Coriolis force is strongest

Select one of the following:

  • near the poles

  • in the Southern Hemisphere

  • wherever there is a lot of friction

  • in the Northern Hemisphere

  • at the equator

Question 6 of 25

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Circulation around a high pressure center is termed

Select one of the following:

  • meridional

  • anticyclonic

  • zonal

  • cyclonic

Question 7 of 25

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A regional ocean current that is flowing from the equator towards a pole is most likely

Select one of the following:

  • a thermohaline current

  • a warm current

  • a cool current

  • an upwelling current

Question 8 of 25

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The land-sea breeze and mountain-valley breeze cycles are controlled by shifting thermal high and low pressure systems.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 25

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Air flowing fromt he subtropical highs to the subpolar lows produces which of the following global wind belts?

Select one of the following:

  • the westerlies

  • the trade winds

  • the doldrums

  • the polar easterlies

Question 10 of 25

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What is the extensive, flat layer of clouds that has formed at low altitudes?

Select one of the following:

  • the ITCZ and the subtropical highs

  • the ITCZ and the subpolar lows

  • the subpolar lows and the subtropical highs

  • the subpolar lows and the polar highs

Question 11 of 25

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Which of the following is affected most strongly by the Coriolis force?

Select one of the following:

  • winds near earth's surface

  • winds in the upper atmosphere

  • ocean currents

  • winds near the equator

Question 12 of 25

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Regional-scale ocean currents or "gyres" in the Northern Hemisphere typically flow

Select one of the following:

  • across the equator

  • consistently toward the North Pole

  • counterclockwise

  • clockwise

Question 13 of 25

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The Intertropical Convergence Zone is an example of which of the following?

Select one of the following:

  • a thermal low-pressure zone

  • a westerly wind belt

  • a thermal high-pressure zone

  • a dynamic high-pressure zone

Question 14 of 25

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At the surface of the earth, air flows

Select one of the following:

  • from high pressure to low pressure

  • from high pressure to high pressure

  • from low pressure to high pressure

  • from low pressure to low pressure

Question 15 of 25

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Which global wind belt is most common in the contiguous 48 United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)?

Select one of the following:

  • the westerlies

  • the doldrums

  • the polar easterlies

  • the trade winds

  • the northerlies

Question 16 of 25

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Wind-generated energy resources are currently the fastest-growing energy technology in terms of new capacity.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 25

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Which of the following statements about the Coriolis force is true?

Select one of the following:

  • It makes toilets flush clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere

  • It only affects objects moving north to south

  • It helps to produce counterclockwise rotation of air around a low-pressure center in the Northern Hemisphere

  • Its effects are enhanced by friction

  • all of these.

Question 18 of 25

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Which of the following relationships between pressure and temperature is usually true?

Select one of the following:

  • low pressure, cool, sinking air

  • high pressure, warm, rising air

  • low pressure, warm, rising air

  • high pressure, cool, sinking air

  • both low pressure, warm, rising air AND high pressure, cool, sinking air

Question 19 of 25

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Areas that experience monsoons are characterized by _________ summers and _______ winters.

Select one of the following:

  • wet; wet

  • dry; dry

  • wet; dry

  • dry; wet

Question 20 of 25

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The Gulf Stream current along the east coast of the United States is an example of

Select one of the following:

  • a saline current

  • a countercurrent

  • an upwelling current

  • a warm current

  • a cool current

Question 21 of 25

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According to the land-sea breeze cycle, what type of wind should a person expect when visiting a coastal beach during the day?

Select one of the following:

  • blowing from sea toward land

  • blowing along the coast, from north to south

  • no wind at all

  • blowing from land toward sea

Question 22 of 25

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Which of the following is correctly matched?

Select one of the following:

  • low pressure; counter-clockwise rotation in the Northern Hemisphere

  • high pressure; sinking air in the Northern Hemisphere

  • low pressure; counter-clockwise rotation in the Southern Hemisphere

  • low pressure; sinking air in the Southern Hemisphere

  • both low pressure; counter-clockwise rotation the Northern Hemisphere AND high pressure; sinking air in the Northern Hemisphere

Question 23 of 25

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In which of the following locations would one be most likely to find warm, dry, descending air?

Select one of the following:

  • the subtropical highs

  • the subpolar front

  • the polar highs

  • the ITCZ

  • none of the above

Question 24 of 25

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In which of the following locations would one be most likely to find warm, dry, descending air?

Select one of the following:

  • the subtropical highs

  • the subpolar front

  • the polar highs

  • the ITCZ

  • none of the above

Question 25 of 25

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Which of the following is an example of a cold local wind?

Select one of the following:

  • Chinook

  • valley breeze

  • Santa Ana

  • katabatic

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