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Global winds that blow NE from 30 degrees latitude are called...
a) northerlies
b) trade winds
c) polar easterlies
d) global easterlies

Narrow belts of winds at the top of the troposphere and the bottom of the stratosphere that can reach 400 km/h are called...
a) jet currents
b) jet streams
c) convection currents
d) convection streams

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

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

Air moves in large, circular patterns called...
a) pressure belts
b) covection 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

Mountain and valley breezes 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

Local winds are produced by...
a) global winds
b) global geographic features
c) local farms and ranches
d) local features such as mountains and shorelines

Sammy feels an ocean breeze as he plays volleyball at the beach. Why do ocean winds or sea breezes blow toward shore during the day?
a) Earth's rotation causes air to blow toward land.
b) The energy of the ocean storms push air toward shore.
c) Air over the beach heats up, rises and is replaced by ocean air.
d) Ocean air is less dense, so it moves in to replace air over the land.

Why is pressure low at the equator relative to pressure at 30 degrees North or South Latitude?
a) Cold air sinks at the equator and causes an area of low pressure.
b) Cold air at the poles rises and causes an area of high pressure.
c) Warm air at the equator rises and causes an area of low pressure.
d) Warm air at the poles sinks and causes an area of high pressure.

Where would you find almost no wind at all?
a) the polar easterlies
b) the doldrums
c) the trade winds
d) the prevailing westerlies

Which winds are the weakest?
a) the polar easterlies
b) the prevailing westerlies
c) the doldrums
d) the horse latitudes

Which winds were used by sailors to navigate trade routes?
a) polar easterlies
b) doldrums
c) trade winds
d) prevailing westerlies

Which type of wind blows at night?
a) Land Breeze
b) Night Breeze
c) Sea Breeze
d) Mountain Breeze

Changes in temperature and pressure that cause winds is because the Earth is...
a) evenly heated.
b) unevenly heated.
c) colder at the equator.
d) hotter at the poles.

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