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Which graph best represents the average monthly temperatures for one year at a location in the Southern Hemisphere?


a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D

Which statement best compares the intensity and angle of insolation at noon on March 21 and June 21?


a) The intensity and angle of insolation are greatest on March 21.
b) The intensity and angle of insolation are greatest on June 21.
c) The intensity of insolation is greatest on June 21 and the angle of insolation is greatest on March 21.
d) The intensity of insolation is greatest on March 21 and the angle of insolation is greatest on June 21.

In New York State, how do the points of sunrise and sunset change during the course of 1 year?
a) They vary with each season in a cyclic manner.
b) They move toward the north in the autumn months.
c) They move toward the south in the spring months.
d) They remain the same during the four seasons.

At which location on December 21 is the Sun directly overhead at solar noon?


a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D

Which location receives 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness on June 21?


a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D

What day of the year is best represented by the map?


a) March 21
b) June 21
c) September 21
d) December 21

Summer days in Texas are likely to be hotter than winter days because in summer
a) Earth is closer to the Sun
b) the number of sunspots increases
c) Earth’s northern axis is tilted toward the Sun
d) the Sun gives off more energy

At which latitude can the noontime Sun be observed in the northern part of the sky?
a) 0°
b) 30° N
c) 60° N
d) 90° N

Which event is a direct result of Earth's revolution?
a) the apparent deflection of winds
b) the changing of the Moon phases
c) the seasonal changes in constellations viewed in the night sky
d) the daily rising and setting of the Sun

Which changes can be expected to occur at 45° N over the next 30 days?


a) The duration of insolation will decrease and the temperature will decrease.
b) The duration of insolation will decrease and the temperature will increase.
c) The duration of insolation will increase and the temperature will decrease.
d) The duration of insolation will increase and the temperature will increase.

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