Earthquakes Exam 3

Earthquakes Exam 3 - EARTHQUAKES AND NATURAL DISASTERS,...

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EARTHQUAKES AND NATURAL DISASTERS, GEOL 171 EXAM #3 THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008 Instructions : Use a #2 pencil. On the bubble sheet, print and darken the NAME and 7-digit ID # at the appropriate spaces and bubbles; LEFT JUSTIFY the ID #. (If we have to manually enter your grade due to incorrect darkening of name or ID # bubbles, 3% will be subtracted from your grade for this exam .) Multiple choice questions offer up to 5 possible choices. Choose the one you believe best fits as an answer. Read each question carefully before selecting the best answe r. Save the exam as a study guide for the final exam; key will be posted on Blackboard. Good Luck 1. Most thunderstorms in the U.S. are the result of collision of cooler air with ______________ air mass? A. cool dry north Atlantic B. warm moist Pacific C. cool dry north Pacific D. warm moist Gulf of Mexico 2. Hurricanes rotate in a ________________ around a central core in the Northern Hemisphere. A. back and forth motion B. clockwise direction C. random pattern D. zigzag pattern E. counterclockwise direction 3. The polar jet stream flows from west to east, under the influence of the Earth's rotation, in ______________________. A. only the Northern Hemisphere B. both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres C. only the Southern Hemisphere D. one hemisphere in summer and the other in winter E. neither hemisphere 4. Of the following types of mass movements, which one typically moves slowest? A. earth flow B. mudflow C. creep D. translational rockslide E. avalanche 5. The Fujita scale ___________________. A. quantifies nor'easters, based on maximum wind speed B. assesses the severity of lightning strikes based on the electrical current between ground and cloud C. quantifies tornado magnitude on an open-ended scale, similar to earthquake magnitude D. is a special way of gauging the weight of hailstones E. quantifies tornado magnitude, based on maximum wind speed
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6. Water changing state from gas to liquid ________ heat. A. creates B. absorbs C. stores D. releases 7. Hurricane Katrina (2005) ranks number ________ in a list of the 13 deadliest hurricanes in the United States since 1900. A. three B. five C. one D. four E. two 8. The air in the eye of a hurricane ________________________. A. sinks, warms, and absorbs moisture, leaving the core clear and cloud-free B. is stable, neither moving up nor down C. rises, cools, and absorbs moisture, leaving the core clear and cloud-free D. rises, cools, and expels moisture, leaving the core clear and cloud-free E. sinks, warms, and expels moisture, leaving the core clear and cloud-free 9. A hurricane acts as a heat engine, transferring heat from __________________________. A. the warm, moist air above tropical seas into the bottom of the sea, where it stirs up turbulence B. the core of the hurricane into the warm, moist air above tropical seas C. All of these are correct.
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