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Chapter: Chapter 1: The Earth as a Rotating Planet Multiple Choice 1. The Sun's rays are directly overhead at 90 degrees at the ____________ on December, 22. A) Tropic of Cancer B) Equator C) Tropic of Capricorn D) Arctic Circle E) Antarctic Circle 2. The Earth's axis is always tilted at an angle of _________ degrees to the perpendicular. A) 15 B) 23.5 C) 33.3 D) 66.5 E) 90 3. In the Southern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox occurs on or around: A) June 22 B) December 22 C) March 21 D) September 23 E) January 4 4. Latitude: A) describes the east-west locations on the globe B) is a measure of the rotation of the Earth C) lines are all the same length D) lines include the Equator E) lines include the International Date Line 5. The Meridian at 0 degrees is: A) the Prime Meridian B) the Equator C) the Arctic Circle D) the Antarctic Circle E) the International Date Line 6. When the Sun is at its maximum inclination in the Northern Hemisphere it is: A) the summer solstice B) the winter solstice C) the autumnal equinox D) the vernal equinox E) the spring equinox
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7. At the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere: A) more solar radiation reaches the Northern Hemisphere B) more solar radiation reaches the Southern Hemisphere C) equal amounts of solar radiation reach both Hemispheres D) regions north of the Arctic Circle receive 24 hours of daylight E) regions north of the Arctic Circle receive 24 hours of night 8. The point on the Earth's surface where the Sun is directly overhead is: A) subsolar point B) circle of illumination C) great circle D) small circle E) arctic circle 9. At the moment of the aphelion, the earth's position is _____________________. A) directly between the plane of the ecliptic and the Tropic of Capricorn B) farthest from the Sun C) closest to the Sun D) farthest from the Moon E) closest to the Moon 10. What forces cause the Earth to assume the shape of an oblate ellipsoid? A)
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course GEOL-G 107 taught by Professor Faizrahman during the Spring '12 term at Indiana.

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