Quiz # ____
Name: ________________________ Score: ________
Course&Year: _________________ Date: _________
Modified TRUE or FALSE: Write TRUE if the statement is correct and if
FALSE, change the underlined word.
_________1.Hot air tends to rise relative to cooler air because the motion
molecules in the air increases as temperature increases, make it
_________2.Most deserts are found in about latitudes.
_________3.The air temperature falls about for every 1000-m increase in
_________4.Monsoons are large scale sea breeze.
_________5.The solar energy indirectly affects oceanic circulation.
_________6.During warmer months, summer monsoons cause so much rain over
_________7.Highly localized sets of climatic conditions are called macroclimates.
_________8.The earth rotates westward.
_________9.The movement of oceanic current is the same as air current.
________10.Coriolis Effect is described by the 19th
–century French engineer-
mathematician Gustave-Jasper Coriolis in 1835
_________1. The approximate degree of tilting of the axis of the earth.
__________2. Winds on both sides of the equator that blow out of the east and
toward the west.
__________3.Giant closed curved of the surface waters on North Atlantic Ocean.
__________4.The curvature of the paths of the winds due to Earth’s rotation.
__________5.Latitudes that experiences the greatest precipitation on earth.
1. Why is it that summer monsoons can cause so much rain over land? (5pts.)
2.If you are a human cannonball and you were shot at the equator facing south, in
what direction would you land and why? (5pts.)