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Quiz 1 Answers can be found in the Environment section: Insolation 1. Insolation A. is a material that traps heat B. is the amount of sunlight that strikes Earth's surface C. increases with decreasing angle of incidence D. all of the above 2. The core of our sun, Sol, has a temperature of about A. 2 million Kelvin B. 0 million Kelvin C. 15 million Kelvin D. 6,000 Kelvin 3. Near the surface of Sol, the temperature is about A. 6,000 Kelvin B. 1 million Kelvin C. 2 million Kelvin D. 10 million Kelvin 4. Solar flares A. erupt from sunspots B. are exceptionally hot compared to Sol's surface C. link two sunspots D. all of the above 5. Compared to land at the equator, land at 50 degrees north latitude A. intercepts 1/2 the amount of sunlight B. intercepts 1/3 the amount of sunlight C. intercepts 1/4 the amount of sunlight D. intercepts 1/5 the amount of sunlight 6. The range of average monthly temperatures on Earth is greatest A. at high latitudes in the southern hemisphere B. at high latitudes in the northern hemisphere C. at the equator D. at the north and south poles 7. Annual rainfall in Sabah, Malaysia has been recorded as A. 115 inches B. 208 inches C. 256 inches D. 26 feet 8. Due to Earth's rotation, land at the equator is A. moving at 400 mph B. moving at 800 mph C. moving at 1,000 mph D. moving at 1,400 mph 9. Air in the northern hemisphere moving toward the south A. is moving faster than the land over which it is flowing B. moves in a straight line C. appears to turn to the left D. none of the above 10. The jet stream A. is where cold and warm air meets B. can travel at 250 mph C. is a vortex tube D. all of the above Quiz 2 Answers to questions can be found in Biogeography: Life Zones 1. Molecules and ions in the atmosphere are coldest in the A. ionosphere B. mesopause C. stratopause D. tropopause 2. In the troposphere, air temperature decreases on average at the rate of _______ degrees per kilometer. A. 5.0 B. 5.5 C. 6.0 D. 6.5 3. Tree line elevation ___________________ A. decreases with increasing latitude B. is dependent on mountain prominence C. decreases with southward distance from the Arctic Circle D. all of the above 4. Tropical regions of Earth A. occur under Hadley cells B. experience winds from east to west C. experience winds flowing toward the equator D. all of the above 5. Storm fronts are defined by A. air mass latitude B. air mass position over land or sea C. air mass density D. air mass humidity 6. Annual precipitation from 30°N to 45°N N at different longitudes across the continetal US A. is most uniform along the west coast B. is most extreme in the mid-continental states C. is most uniform along the east coast D. none of the above 7. Strong trade winds cause A. increased sea surface height against east coasts of continents B. upwelling along west coasts of continents C. reduced productivity along east coasts of continents D. all of the above 8. Weakening trade winds A. cause La Niña conditions B. reduce productivity along west coasts of continents C. cause desertification of land along west coasts of continents D. all of the above 9. A high pressure cell over Hawaii A. spins counter-clockwise B. reduces rainfall in California C. is typically strongest in winter D. is a region of rising, warm air 10. The largest trees in the continental US A. occur in areas of deepest soil B. occur in mountainous regions of the west C. occur in areas of the least complex geology D. occur in the central states
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Quiz 1
Answers can be found in the Environment section: Insolation

1. Insolation
A. is a material that traps heat
B. is the amount of sunlight that strikes Earth's surface
C. increases with decreasing angle of incidence
D. all of the above

2. The core of our sun, Sol, has a temperature of about
A. 2 million Kelvin
B. 0 million Kelvin
C. 15 million Kelvin
D. 6,000 Kelvin

3. Near the surface of Sol, the temperature is about A. 6,000 Kelvin
B. 1 million Kelvin
C. 2 million Kelvin
D. 10 million Kelvin

4. Solar flares
A. erupt from sunspots
B. are exceptionally hot compared to Sol's surface
C. link two sunspots
D. all of t...


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