What Is Climate? Question Preview (ID: 1054)


Climate Vs. Weather.

What is the short term condition of the atmosphere including temperature, precipitation and wind?
a) weather
b) latitude
c) season
d) climate

What is the average weather condition in an area over a long period of time?
a) climate
b) season
c) latitude
d) weather

What is the distance north and south of the equator expressed in degrees?
a) latitude
b) longitude
c) polar regions
d) tropics

Which is not a factor that can influence climate in a region?
a) the rotation of the Earth on its axis
b) ocean currents
c) mountains
d) prevailing winds

What causes seasons?
a) the tilt of the Earth on its axis
b) the moon's orbit around the Earth
c) the Earth\'s revolution around the sun
d) the rotation of the Earth on its axis

In what season is the northern hemisphere tilted away from the sun?
a) winter
b) fall
c) spring
d) summer

In what eason is the southern hemisphere tilted toward the sun?
a) winter
b) fall
c) spring
d) summer

Why do large bodies of water moderate temperatures of the land around them?
a) water absorbs and releases heat slower than land
b) water absorbs and releases heat faster than land
c) water absorbs heat slower and releases heat faster than land
d) water absorbs heat faster and releases heat slower than land

What is the height of an object above sea level?
a) elevation
b) latitude
c) longitude
d) sea scale

What is a large region characterized by climate, plants and animals found there?
a) biome
b) season
c) continent
d) climate zone

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