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Physical geo exam 1 - SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 1 in 41-101 Intro to Physical Geography MULTIPLE CHOICE Choose the one alternative that best

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SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 1 in 41-101 Intro to Physical Geography MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. Which of the following characterizes the earth's revolution ? A) It determines the timing of seasons and length of the year. B) It is responsible for creating the circle of illumination, and hence, day/night relationships. C) It takes approximately 24 hours. D) It is clockwise when viewed from above the North Pole. 2. Earth's average overall albedo is A) unknown. B) 51 percent. C) 69 percent. D) 31 percent. 3. On the earth, the Sun passes directly overhead at 25 degrees north latitude ________ times a year A) 4 B) 0 C) 1 D) 2 4. The sun's declination migrates through A) 133 degrees. B) 23.5 degrees. C) 66.5 degrees. D) 30 degrees. E) 47 degrees. 6. Which of the following is true regarding Earth's axis? A) The axis is tilted 23.5 degrees from a perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic. B) The amount of axial tilt fluctuates during the year and forms the basis for seasonal changes. C) The axis remains parallel to the plane of the ecliptic. D) Axial tilt is unrelated to the phenomenon of seasonal change. 7. Land has a ________ specific heat than water and therefore heats more ________. A) lower; slowly B) higher; slowly C) lower; quickly D) higher; quickly 8. If the temperature at the surface of the earth (at sea level) is 100 degrees F, what is the temperature at 2000 feet if the normal lapse rate is 3.5 degrees F/1000 feet? A) 96.5 degrees F B) 103.5 degrees F C) 93 degrees F D) 107 degrees F 9. The temperature on a cloudy night is likely to be ________ those on a clear night¹all other factors being equal. A) colder than B) the same as C) warmer than 10. Which of the following relationships is incorrect ? A) December solstice - solar declination at 23.5 degrees S latitude B) September equinox - solar declination at 23.5 degrees S latitude C) March equinox - solar declination at 0 degrees latitude D) June 21 - solar declination at 23.5 degrees N latitude E) June solstice - solar declination at 23.5 degrees N latitude 11. Which of the following is not true of meridians? A) They are used to measure east-west angular distances.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '08 term at Bloomsburg.

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Physical geo exam 1 - SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR EXAM 1 in 41-101 Intro to Physical Geography MULTIPLE CHOICE Choose the one alternative that best

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