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What is a High?
a) Warm air sinking b) cold air sinking c) Both of the above d) None of the above.
What is the Coriolis effect?
a) A hurricane b) An objects resistance to change in speed or direction c) The way the earth's rotation causes a change in the course of the winds d) A wind storm
Where are the doldrums located?
a) The horse lattitudes b) The trade winds c) The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) d) The polar regions
Which direction does the northern hemisphere rotate?
a) counter clockwise b) clockwise c) Both d) It does not rotate
Which direction does the southern hemisphere rotate?
a) counter clockwise b) clockwise c) Both d) It does not rotate
What is the cause of winds?
a) Sinking warm air and rising cold air b) Lows only c) highs only d) Sinking cold air and rising warm air
Which measures the distance in degrees from the equator?
a) Longitudes b) Both 1 & 3 c) Lattitude d) Neither
Which measures the distance from the Prime Meridian?
a) Longitude b) Both 1 & 3 c) Latitude d) Neither
What are the horse latitudes?
a) Regions of high pressure and gentle winds at 60 degrees north and 60 degrees south latitudes b) Regions of high pressure and gentle winds at 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south latitudes c) Both 1 & 2 d) Neither 1 or 2
Which winds blow toward the equator from the high-pressure regions of the horse latitudes?
a) The polar easterlies b) The horse latitudes c) Jet streams d) Trade Winds
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