WIND
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What causes wind?

    answer choices

    differences in air pressure

    differences in gravity

    difference in oxygen

    differences in the thermosphere

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What causes differences in air pressure?

    answer choices

    even heating of the Earth

    Even cooling of the earth

    uneven heating of the earth

    global warming

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Local winds blow over:

    answer choices

    short distances

    long distances

    the poles

    the equator

  • Question 4
    45 seconds
    Q. Which is NOT a characteristic of local winds?
    answer choices
    They occur within a small area.
    Land and sea breezes are examples.
    They blow over short distances.
    They blow steadily over long distances.
  • Question 5
    45 seconds
    Q. Which is NOT a characteristic of local winds?
    answer choices
    They occur within a small area.
    Land and sea breezes are examples.
    They blow over short distances.
    They blow steadily over long distances.
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. What is responsible for warming the Earth’s surface and creating wind?
    answer choices
    The Moon
    Earth's interior (inside)
    Coriolis effect
    The Sun
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Which statement correctly defines wind?
    answer choices
    Wind is the movement of air from areas of low pressure to areas of high pressure
    Wind is the movement of air to a colder area in the atmosphere.
    Wind is the movement of air from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.
    Wind is the movement of air pushed around and bouncing off Earth's surface.
  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q. Why does warm air rise?
    answer choices
    Warm air is more dense than cooler air.
    Warm air has more pressure than cooler air.
    Warm air is less dense than cooler air.
    Warm air has a higher dew point than cooler air.
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. How does the air move in a land breeze?
    answer choices
    From east to west
    From west to east
    From the land to the ocean
    From the ocean to the land
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Is this a land or a sea breeze?
    answer choices
    land breeze
    sea breeze
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    During the land breeze, what starts moving the cooler air out and warmer air in?

    answer choices

    conduction

    convection

    radiation

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Air at the poles is colder and denser so it_______________.

    answer choices

    rises

    circulates

    stagnates

    sinks

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Air is warmer and less dense at the equator because the equator receives more____________________.

    answer choices

    wind

    solar radiation

    air pressure

    condensation

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In the Northern Hemisphere, winds traveling north appear to curve east because of the:

    answer choices

    trade winds

    convection currents

    Coriolis effect

    polar easterlies

  • Question 15
    45 seconds
    Q. Which is NOT a characteristic of global winds?
    answer choices
    They occur as global wind belts.
    They occur within small areas.
    They occur over large areas.
    They blow steadily over long distances.
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. The Coriolis effect is the curving of wind across Earth. What causes winds to curve?
    answer choices
    Earth's revolution
    Earth's magnetic field
    Earth's rotation
    Earth's gravitational pull
  • Question 17
    120 seconds
    Q. Which diagram shows the formation of a land breeze?
    answer choices
    diagram Y
    diagram X
    neither 
    both
  • Question 18
    120 seconds
    Q. Use the diagram to determine which statement is correct.
    answer choices
    The air at location 3 is more dense than the air at location 6.
    The air at location 2 is rushing in to take the place of the colder air at location 3.
    Location 1 heats up and cools down slower than location 7.
    High pressure air at location 2 is taking the place of the low pressure air at location 3.
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