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  • Question 1
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    Q. What causes warm air to rise?
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    the fact that it's less dense than cold air 
    The fact that it weighs more than cold air 
    The fact that it has higher pressure than cold
    the fact that its more dense than cold air 
  • Question 2
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    Q. What causes wind to blow?
    answer choices
    Differences in longitude 
    Shock waves from clouds 
    Differences in air temperature and pressure 
    The rotation of the earth
  • Question 3
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    Q. Which term best describes how the earth's atmosphere is heated?
    answer choices
    Spirally
    Unevenly
    Circularly
    Kinetically
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. What can you conclude about prevailing winds from their name? 
    answer choices
    They blow from west to east
    They blow all the time
    The air they contain is very warm 
    The air they contain is very cool
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. What creates the air pressure difference between the equator and the poles?
    answer choices
    The length of the seasons
    The shape of the earth 
    the duration of the solar year
    The amount of direct sunlight each area receives 
  • Question 6
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    Q. How are the winds in the northern hemisphere different from winds in the southern hemisphere? 
    answer choices
    Winds int he northern hemisphere are deflected right; winds int eh southern hemisphere are deflected left
    winds in the northern hemisphere are deflected south; winds in the southern hemisphere are deflected north 
    winds in the northern hemisphere are deflected eart; winds in the southern hemisphere are deflected west
    winds in the northern hemisphere are deflected left; einds in the southern hemisphere are deflected right 
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. if you wanted to find the jet steam, where would you go? 
    answer choices
    the area around the poles 
    the area around the equator 
    10 km above the earth's surface 
    1 km above the earth's surface 
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. If you wanted to visit an area with very little wind, where might you go? 
    answer choices
    The doldrums around the equator
    the jet streams in the northern and southern hemisphere 
    the North or South Pole 
    the area around the Mediterranean Sea 
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. How do jet streams influence the weather? 
    answer choices
    by creating clouds 
    by increasing the moisture in the atmosphere 
    by moving weather from one area to another very quickly 
    by drying out the atmosphere 
  • Question 10
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    Q. What do the Santa Ana winds and the Fohn have in common?
    answer choices
    they both occur in areas of high pressure 
    the both occur 10 km up in the atmosphere 
    they both occur around the equator 
    They are both influenced by mountain ranges
  • Question 11
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    Q. The reason why global winds flow from east to west and west to east, but not north to south, or south to north.
    answer choices
    Bernoulli's principle 
    Coriolis effect 
    high pressure 
    low pressure 
  • Question 12
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    Q. When Earth's rotation causes the wind to curve 
    answer choices
    cloudy 
    Coriolis effect
    high pressure
    low pressure 
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. When heat rises cools then sinks 
    answer choices
    high pressure 
    convection current 
    low pressure 
    stratospheric pressure  
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