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Physical Geography Test

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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.|
Correct Answer:|    meteorology.|
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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|

Correct 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.| Correct Answer:|    It changes, depending upon the Sun angle.|

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* Question 12
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| Air temperature is a measure of the presence of which of these?Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    sensible heat|
Correct Answer:|    sensible heat|
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* Question 13
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| Longwave radiation (+ LW) arriving at the surfaceAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    comes from UV radiation reflected from the bottoms of clouds.| Correct Answer:|    comes primarily from infrared energy emitted by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.|

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* Question 14
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| The amount of heat energy present in any substance is expressed as itsAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    temperature.|
Correct Answer:|    sensible heat.|
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* Question 15
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| 6.4C degrees/1000 m (3.5F degrees/1000 ft) refers toAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    a normal lapse rate.|
Correct Answer:|    a normal lapse rate.|
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* Question 16
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| An increase in the earth's albedo wouldAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    cool the planet.|
Correct Answer:|    cool the planet.|
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* Question 17
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| Land has a ________ specific heat than water and therefore heats more ________.Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    lower; quickly|
Correct Answer:|    lower; quickly|
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* Question 18
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| The wind-chill indexAnswer | | | |
| Selected Answer:|    does not consider whether or not a person is engaged in physical activity.| Correct Answer:|    does not consider whether or not a person is engaged in physical activity.|

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* Question 19
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| The lowest natural temperature on Earth (-89.2 degrees C, -128.56 degrees F) was recorded atAnswer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    Vostok, Antarctica in July.|
Correct Answer:|    Vostok, Antarctica in July.|
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* Question 20
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| Which of the following is not associated with urban environments?Answer | | | | | Selected Answer:|    lower annual mean wind speeds relative to surrounding rural areas| Correct Answer:|    higher relative humidity than that in surrounding rural areas|

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