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The climate zones lying between 23.5° and 66.5° north and south latitude are called the
a) temperate zones.
b) subtropical zones.
c) tropical zones.
d) polar zones.

The two main factors that determine the climate of a region are
a) temperature and precipitation.
b) altitude and temperature.
c) altitude and pressure.
d) pressure and temperature.

The farther you live from an ocean, the more likely your climate will be a
a) marine climate.
b) tropical climate.
c) continental climate.
d) subtropical climate.

The seasons are caused by
a) Earth's varying distance from the sun.
b) Earth's changing rate of rotation.
c) the tilt of Earth's axis.
d) shifting climates on Earth's surface.

A tropical wet climate exists in the United States only in
a) Oregon.
b) Florida.
c) Hawaii.
d) California.

Clues to what ancient climates were like come from
a) fossil trees, fossil tree rings, and ancient plant pollen.
b) very old weather records.
c) satellite pictures using infrared light.
d) glacial deposits.

An important principle scientists follow to determine ancient climates is:
a) Larger plants and animals require warmer climates.
b) Organism today need similar conditions to live as conditions for organism that lived in the past.
c) Earth was warmer long ago, so the climates were too.
d) Climatic changes today occur faster than in ancient times.

As many as four ice ages have occurred on Earth during the past
a) 10,000 years.
b) 200,000 years.
c) 2 million years.
d) 4 million years.

The most recent major ice age in North America extended as far south as
a) Minnesota and Wisconsin.
b) Nebraska and Iowa.
c) New Mexico and Oklahoma.
d) Texas and Florida.

Oceans make the temperatures of nearby land "more" extreme.
a) True
b) False, less

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