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CHAPTER 3 SOLAR AND TERRESTRIAL RADIATION __________________________________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 1. The frequency of an electromagnetic wave is ______ proportional to its wavelength. a. directly b. inversely *b. inversely 2. Wavelength is the distance between successive a. troughs. b. crests. c. Both of these are correct. *c. Both of these are correct. 3. All of the following types of electromagnetic radiation have wavelengths longer than that of visible light with the exception of a. infrared radiation b. microwaves c. radio waves. d. ultraviolet radiation. e. None of these is correct. *d. ultraviolet radiation. 4. All of the following types of electromagnetic radiation have wavelengths shorter than that of visible light with the exception of a. gamma rays b. ultraviolet radiation c. radio waves d. X rays e. None of these is correct. *c. radio waves 5. The portion of the visible spectrum having the shortest wavelength is a. red. b. orange. c. green. d. blue. e. violet *e. violet 6. All of the following types of electromagnetic radiation have frequencies higher than that of visible light with the exception of a. ultraviolet. b. gamma rays. c. infrared radiation. d. X rays. e. None of these is correct. *c. infrared radiation. 7. The ultimate source of solar radiation is a. convection. b. nuclear fission. c. nuclear fusion in the sun. d. sunspots. e. solar tides. *c. nuclear fusion in the sun. 8. Solar radiation that reaches Earth's surface consists of a. infrared radiation. b. visible radiation. c. ultraviolet radiation. d. All of these are correct. e. None of these is correct. *d. All of these are correct. 9. The portion of solar radiation that is responsible for sunburn is a. infrared radiation. b. visible radiation. c. ultraviolet radiation. d. microwaves. e. X rays. *c. ultraviolet radiation. 10. Today, the solar altitude is maximum around a. sunrise. b. 6 pm. c. noon. d. 9 am. e. sunset. *c. noon. 11. Earth is closest to the sun during the a. Northern Hemisphere winter. b. Northern Hemisphere summer. c. Southern Hemisphere spring. d. Southern Hemisphere fall. e. Southern Hemisphere winter. *a. Northern Hemisphere winter. 12. On the first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, the noon sun has an altitude of 90 degrees where? a. Tropic of Cancer b. Arctic Circle c. Tropic of Capricorn d. Antarctic Circle e. the equator *c. Tropic of Capricorn 13. During summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the number of hours of daylight ______ the number of hours of darkness.... View Full Document

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