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Unformatted text preview: Exam i Fall 2936 Physical Geography ff?”- MWF ll Thorngren Vi i. According to the textbook the word ‘geography’ comes from Greek words meaning a) the study of rocks b) inaprnaking c} earth description d} description of human culture e} the study of the'atmosphere 2. The fact that the earth is round has been known since ancient times. True False 3. Each day has 24 hours because of the a} earth’s revolution around the sun h) earth‘s rotation on its axis c) tilt offlte earth’s axis d) location of the rnoon 4. Which is true of a Great Circle? a} it goes around the hill circumference of the Earth h) it is a circle whose center is the center of the Earth c) an arc ot‘a IGreat Circle is the shortest distance betWeen two points on the Earth’s surface d} all of the above e) none ol" the above 5. The Equator is an example ofa Great Circle. True False (i. The manhnurn distance between the earth and the sun occurs in July. This point on the earth’s orbit is called a) coriolis b) aphelion c) perihelion d) ecliptic e] inclination i'. the international Dateline is located approximately a} at the Prime Meridian 13} in the center of the Atlantic Ocean c) parallel to the Tropic of Cancer, but a little to the south of it :1} at lSfl degrees longitude e} at 3t} degrees north latitude 3. it is 2 PM 1Wednesday at the Prime Meridian. TWhat is the day and time at 15 degrees cast? a} 3 PM Wednesday h} 2 PM Tuesday e} 2 PM Wednesday a} 1 PM Wednesday e} 3 PM Thursday 9. The primary reason the Earth has seasons is because the distance between the Eaith and the Sun varies over the course of the year. True Polite Physical Geography MWF l l | ID. During the March Equinox. it is the longestday ofthe year for San Diego. True Faise li.ThcnooosLmistiirectiyoyerheatlatlatithle23 I«Er-:iegret'eNaitltctiraeoftlse a} Vemal Equinox h} Sumner Solstice c} Autumnal Equinox ti} Witter: Solfiioe 12. On or about September 22. the noon sun is directly overhead at the a] Antarctic Circle b) Tropic ofL‘apricorn c} Tropic ofCanocr ti} Equator 13. The latitude of the Arctic Circle is a} 23‘s“ south b] Eli 1:5“ south c} {1‘ d}231&"nonh ejoti'é"urn-fli 14. fire nmiruum nuaastac oflaiitutlc pom‘hlc is: a] [fill degrees h) 91} degrees c} 360 degrees d) 45 segrees e) none of the above 15. Lines of latitude measure angular distance east and west of the Equator. True False to. What type ofscalc is 12-1300"? ajgraphiescale elverhalscalc firepcsentativcfi'acticn [1 A large scale map shows small areas ufthe Earth‘s solace in greater detail than a small scale map True False l3- ‘Whichofflle following isaoadoantngeofusingaglobeinstmiofaflatuaap‘? a}ag[obeismorecoarerfientocarryaroimd bjaglobecansuowmcredetailtlamaflstmap cjaglobe does not distonmeaandslmpc ofeunrieents d) all of the above are true cjuorteof'theabovearctme 19. A moor line is a line-joining poiots of equal: a} [W h} Wit pressme c} elevation d} precipitation B]. A satellite-based system use-1i to determine positions on earth with great accuracy is a} remote sensing la) (315 c) microwave scanners d} GPS 21. On which type of aerial imagery could you most easily tell the tiifi'crcnce between artifice] nursed tuna-a] grass on a football field? a} black and white photography I1) color phmogruphy c} color inflated imagery c} lander imagery Physical Geography WP 11 2 Use the map of Woman South Arm-rim. below. to mm qucfiions 22-25. 2'2. What tindofsoalcis Hood onfliismap? a} verbal b} roproooolafivo fraction c'} graphic :1} non: of tho above 23. Which city is local-3d at approthon 19 demon-.5 south. I515 degrees west? a} Mariano. Brazil h} La Par... Bolivia 1:} Sucre. Bolivia d} Lima. Porn :1 Quito. Eouador 24. Which city will touch: the direct rays ofttu: sun on March 2E! ? a} Lima. Peru bl louilos. Pom o) Bogota, Colombia d} Quito. Ecuador o} Porto Vclho, Brazil 25. Approximately howfar is it from Iquitos. Pom. to Lima. Porn? a} Hill) miles b) lfillfl milfi o) Tllfl miles d] 2013 milcs 26.03ygonisthcmosrahundnmgasindieaim5pfiiem. True Fabio Physical Geography MWF ll 3 1?.0xygcnisaddodroflmflmosphaeby o)animalsbmalhing mmpiams c} dad planrs decomposing d} It: tanningofcoal 23.“Moxygongfliflflififlrmmahsorhsnlmiolflfiflnfiomflxmitmy split androcombinemfiarmflxgas _ a} nitrogen b] molecular oxygen clozono d}oarisondioxidc elhydrogm 29.111: lonostlayuofrhefiarth'smmpharcisflsc . alum? hlsu'amsphcre c} mesospharc d] exasphare e] rinnnosplm 3!]. As you go upiualtrmdeuithin drunWflsempomnnt ofsxill airgencrally alistnofiruearaflairimdcs bishoosnoprcrfictablepanm c} inoroasos with increasing altimdc :1}de with looming altitmio 31. The ozone layer inthc atmosphere is foundin the a} {home-sphere b) troposphere c) mesosphm: d) straiosphoro o) ozone is I.r.n.ifol-111]}.r spread fluoughmll the aunospharc L/Z'll A "halo" in the ozone layer was first discovered ovor a} Antarctica hi the Equator c} the North Pole d) Hollywood o} Washington, 11C. 33. Wlfioh of the following always decreascs as you go up in the atmosphere? a) temperature o) pressure it} wind speed :1} all of'tlu: above or“ 34. The rrrosr impmam grocnhous: gasses in the abnosphorc are alnilrogrmandoxygcn blwarorvaporarfln'rtrogm at} carbon dioxido and oxygen d} carbon dioxide: and water vapor a/I-35.Thomosrimportamgioinioomlonrompuatmis ajiatitudo h}ooc:ancurrmis c}longitudc dJalfiquc 36.Asr.ufiscofimroflousahighproponion ofthoincomingraiiiafionflur fallsoait is said to haw a high a} specific boat 11} smsihlo heat c} albocio d} conflictivity 3T. lt'amu'fnoeahsorbs solar radiation, a] its temperature dooroasos In) its [atlpfl'ralm‘e m c] illsr Lurqsoralme is not attracted Physical Geography m a 1 4 / 33. When WEI evaporaies from a m which ofrhe following acorns? a}lhesurfaee becomeseooier bier-ergyissioredinrhewaiermoieeuiesaslaremhear dam-:13} is removed Fromrhesurfaoe d} all of the above it} none oflhe ahovc 39. Warm air a} subsides h} rises e} nerves horiaoataflj,r ii} remains stable 4i}. Rising air a) compresses and warms h) expands and warms c} compresses and cools d} expands and cools 41- Following the pressm'e gradient , air will more From a region oi" high presmre to a region of low pressure. True False 42- The coriolis force occurs because ofdifi'erenees in atmospheric pressure. Tme False 43. Because oi'rhe coriolis eflhci, winds in the Southern i-lemisphere are ailing-s deflected to the oi‘fl'Ie-ir origian direction or" motion. a} east h} right c} west d} left el north 44- Ifrhe barometer is rising, whar irin of weather is trqut likely in the near fiirere‘.’ a} clear, iii-1.r conditions In} clouds e} a low pressure syslaem a} rainstorm 45. The sketch Elcw shows airflow al. the surface ofthe carih. Basod on the way the air converges at the surface. then rises, what kind of pressure cell would form at X (on the ground surface}? a}low pressure hibishm as. low-premre corners are eafled cyclones. True False Physical Geographyr MWF i l 5 f 4?. The sketch at right shows minds flowing around and uuiwardfi from a Center of W. This is a a} iuw premurc Center on me muffle in the Southern I Hemisphere 13%“ h} high pressure center on the surface in the Southern -_ ' " Hemisphere c] high mmmon the surfacein the NW Hemisphere d) high pressure Gamer a: high altitudes in the Northern Hemisphm Use the muse-mien below to answer questinns 486E}. 43. Zone M is most likeiy :0 he a Egifln 0f :1] high. pressure In} low pmsaun: and Murine.r weather c} fix}: ‘Wm'm air :11} mnsianl winds from 1116 nnnheasl 49. The air pressures along the latitudinal heirs m minis E am! I are mnnally a] bath high pressure h] but}: law prESSLH-e (1)1315 high 1 is law :1] E is law. I is high 5G. The prevailing minis in lhc: laiitude ufpoinl F are calied 1h: _ I" in} southeast {radars h} northeasl umies c] westefiies d) easterlies This is exam form C. Please write “Form C” a? the Top of your scantrun. Physical Geography WP i 1 fi ...
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