# Physical Geography Test

Topics: Thermodynamics, Energy, Heat Pages: 6 (872 words) Published: May 7, 2013
Phy Geo
Ch. 3 Test
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Course| GEOG 101: Physical Geography(Spring 2013 - 40097) Online | Test| Chapter 3 Test |
Started| 2/15/13 11:03 PM |
Submitted| 2/16/13 12:34 AM |
Status| Completed |
Score| 60 out of 100 points   |
Time Elapsed| 1 hour, 30 minutes out of 1 hour and 30 minutes. | Instructions| |
* Question 1
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| The Mount Pinatubo eruption in June 1991 affected the atmosphere in the following wayAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    a worldwide decrease in surface temperatures occurred in the two years after the eruption.| Correct Answer:|    All of these were effects of the eruption.|

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* Question 2
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| The people of La Paz, Bolivia can grow wheat and barely at an elevation of 4103 m (13,461 ft) becauseAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    daylength does not vary much at La Paz and this provides relatively uniform temperatures throughout the year.| Correct Answer:|    La Paz is located fairly close to the equator and daylength does not vary much at La Paz and this provides relatively uniform temperatures throughout the year only|

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* Question 3
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| Which of the following is true regarding the specific heat of land and water?Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Water can hold more heat energy than a comparable volume of rock.| Correct Answer:|    Water can hold more heat energy than a comparable volume of rock.|

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* Question 4
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| The land surface cools off more rapidly at night than water does becauseAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    the energy is stored in a shallow layer near the surface of the land, and so it can be radiated away faster.| Correct Answer:|    all of these|

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* Question 5
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| Which of the following is true of the thermal equator during the month of July?Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    It trends equatorward over continents and poleward over the oceans.| Correct Answer:|    It trends poleward over continents and equatorward over the oceans.|

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* Question 6
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| The science that specifically studies the climate at or near Earth's surface isAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    micrometeorology.|
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* Question 7
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| The relationship between the insolation curve and the air temperature curve on a graph of daily surface energyAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    exhibits a lag of several hours between the plotted lines.| Correct Answer:|    exhibits a lag of several hours between the plotted lines.|

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* Question 8
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| During summer, cities located near the coast are ________ than those in the interior at the same latitude, while in the winter they are ________.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    cooler; warmer|

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* Question 9
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| Which of the following is true of insolation?Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    All of these are true.|
Correct Answer:|    All of these are true.|
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* Question 10
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| On the average, which of the following is true regarding the distribution of shortwave and longwave energy at Earth's surface by latitude?Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    The distribution shows an imbalance of net radiation from equator to poles.| Correct Answer:|    The distribution shows an imbalance of net radiation from equator to poles.|

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* Question 11
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| Which of the following is true of the albedo of water?Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    It changes, depending upon the Sun angle.|...