Updated Study Guide for Cum Final F 2010

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Study Guide for Optional Cum Final Fall 2010 Test format: same as previous tests. Source of questions: The test will come from previous study guides, as shown below. Remember you must understand the material in the questions, don’t just memorize the answers to the questions the way they are, because true statement will be changed to false, etc. Lecture 1 Which is NOT listed as one of three big impacts of Geography today? A. GIS – Geographic Information Systems B. GPS – Global Positioning Systems C. GoogleEarth D. GSPS – Global Spatial Point Systems Lecture 2 T/F Auroras are caused by the interaction of solar wind and the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. What are FALSE true about sunspots and sunstorms? a) Sunspots are areas on earth that receive high intensity rays. b) There are no correlations between sunspots and temperatures on earth. c) Sunspots are areas on the sun caused by magnetic storms. Which ones are not matched correctly? a) Ultraviolet: long wave b) Thermal infrared: long wave c) Visible light: shortwave Lecture 3 Which is true? A. The earth’s orbit forms a perfect circle around the sun. B. The earth is closest to the sun during the northern hemisphere summer. C. The point where the earth is farthest from the sun is called aphelion. D. The shape of the earth’s orbit around the sun never changes. Which is true? A. The point that is receiving insolation from directly overheaf the DIP: direct insolation point. B. The latitude that is receiving insolation from directly overhead is called the DIP C. Places that are curved away from the sun receive less insolation. D. Not all places receive the same amount of light because the earth is shaped like an ellipse. The tilt of the earth’s axis is currently: A. Straight up and down B. 23.5° C. 26° D. 10.5°
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Axial parallelism means: A. The tilt of the earth is in fixed alignment: the north star is always above the north pole B. The axis of the earth is parallel to the axis of the sun C. The axis of the earth is parallel to the axis of the moon Which are true? A. March 21-22 (roughly) is called the Vernal Solstice B. During a solstice, the sun’s direct rays are over the equator C. During the winter, the sun’s direct rays are farther away, so temperatures are colder. D. Solstices occur in June and December. E. The direct rays of the sun are over the Tropic of Capricorn in June. F. The direct rays of the sun are over the Tropic of Cancer in December Which are false? A. At the equinoxes, daylength is 12 hours long all over the planet. B. The equinoxes occur in July and December. C. The shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere is at the solstice – June 21 or 22. D. Daylength changes more as we get towards the poles. The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere is at the solstice – June 21 or 22. E. Daylength is always about 16 hours long around the equator.
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