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What causes wind?
a) differences in air pressure
b) differences in gravity
c) differences in oxygen
d) differences in thermosphere

What causes differences in air pressure around the Earth?
a) Warm air rises at the equator, and cold air sinks at the poles.
b) Warm air sinks at the equator, and cold air rises at the poles.
c) Warm air rises at the equator, and cold air rises at the poles.
d) Cold air rises at the equator and warm air sinks at the poles.

Air moves in large, circular patterns called
a) pressure belts.
b) convection currents.
c) convection cells.
d) trade winds.

In the Northern Hemisphere, winds traveling north appear to curve to the east because of the
a) trade winds.
b) convection currents
c) Coriolis Effect.
d) Polar Easterlies.

Global winds that blow from west to east are called
a) polar easterlies
b) westerlies
c) mountain breezes
d) trade winds.

Global winds that blow northeast from 30 degrees north latitude and southeast from 30 degrees south latitude are called
a) northerlies
b) trade winds
c) polar easterlies
d) global easterlies

Narrow belts of winds that can reach 400 km/h are called
a) jet stream
b) jet current
c) convection current
d) convection stream

Local winds are produced by
a) global winds
b) global geographic features
c) local farms and ranches
d) local geographic features

Mountain and valley breeses are caused by
a) differences in temperature and elevation
b) similarities in temperature and elevation
c) the same temperature at all elevations
d) high temperatures at all elevations

Winds that blow from 30 to 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres are called
a) westerlies
b) polar easterlies
c) trade winds
d) the doldrums

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