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How does the jet stream affect weather conditions around the world?
a) The strong wind current of the jet stream pushes weather systems around the world.
b) The weak wind current of the jet stream redirects weather systems around the world.
c) The strong wind current of the jet stream prevents weather systems from moving around the world.
d)

How does the Gulf Stream affect weather conditions along the eastern coast of the United States?
a) The Gulf Stream causes temperatures to decrease.
b) The Gulf Stream causes temperatures to increase.
c) The Gulf Stream causes more overcast skies.
d)

What is the major source of energy for tropical storms?
a) frozen river beds
b) warm ocean waters
c) cold and drafty waters
d)

Which might cause a person to feel cooler on the beach than a mile inland?
a) wind
b) elevation
c) cloud cover
d)

Why do hurricanes die out soon after hitting landfall?
a) Cloud types change.
b) Warm water no longer feeds them.
c) Rotation of the storm changes direction.
d)

What two factors determine the direction in which prevailing winds blow?
a) the rotation of the Earth on its axis and the cool air from the poles
b) the revolution of the Earth around the sun and the cool air from the poles
c) the rotation of the Earth on its axis and the sun’s uneven heating of the earth
d)

In which direction do weather patterns move in the United States?
a) south to north
b) west to east
c) east to west
d)

Which types of winds cause weather in North Carolina?
a) polar easterlies
b) prevailing westerlies
c) prevailing easterlies
d)

Which describes a wind that moves from the land to the sea overnight?
a) land breeze
b) sea breeze
c) trade wind
d)

Which lists some effects of El Niño?
a) warmer temperatures and more rain
b) warmer temperatures and less rain
c) cooler temperatures and less rain
d)

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