Quix #2: Basic
Quix #2: Basic

Answer each question by selecting the correct blue button. Only the first answer selected is graded.

1.  Most of the energy radiated by Earth's surface at night is in the form of:
A. infrared rays
B. ultraviolet rays
C. visible light rays
D. x-rays

2.  On a clear summer day, the surface of land is usually warmer than the surface of a nearby body of water because the water:
A. receives less insolation
B. reflects less insolation
C. has a higher density
D. has a higher specific heat

3.  The map below shows a high-pressure and low-pressure weather system in the United States. Which two lettered positions on the map are most likely receiving precipitation?


A. choices (A and B)
B. choices (B and D)
C. choices (C and E)
D. choices (A and D)

4.  The graph below shows the average temperature for cities A and B for 1 year. Where are these two cities most likely located?


A. Both cities are in the Northern Hemisphere, with city A inland and city B on the coast.
B. Both cities are in the Southern Hemisphere, with city A inland and city B on the coast.
C. Both cities are in the Northern Hemisphere, with city A on the coast and city B inland
D. Both cities are in the Southern Hemisphere, with city A on the coast and city B inland.

5.  Base your answer to the following question on the weather map of North America below. The map shows the location of a front and the air mass influencing its movement. Which type of front and frontal movement is shown on the weather map?


A. cold front moving northwestward
B. cold front moving southeastward
C. warm front moving northwestward
D. warm front moving southeastward

6.  The cross section below shows a weather front. The large arrow shows the direction of the movement of the cool air mass. Which type of weather front is shown?


A. warm front
B. cold front
C. occluded front
D. stationary front

7.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables and the diagram below. The diagram represents a satellite image of Hurricane Gilbert in the Gulf of Mexico. Each X represents the position of the eye of the storm on the date indicated. The general direction of Hurricane Gilbert's track from September 13 through September 18 was toward the:


A. southwest
B. southeast
C. northwest
D. northeast

8.  The station model below provides weather data for Old Forge, New York. Which set of factors best describes the conditions at Old Forge?


A. southwest wind at 25 knots, dewpoint 26 dgrees F, air pressure 997.2 mb
B. southwest wind at 25 knots, dewpoint 27 dgrees F, air pressure 1097.2 mb
C. northeast wind at 25 knots, dewpoint 26 dgrees F, air pressure 997.2 mb
D. northeast wind at 25 knots, dewpoint 27 dgrees F, air pressure 1097.2 mb

9.  The flowchart below shows one process by which moisture enters the atmosphere. The last step of this process is known as:


A. condensation
B. convection
C. radiation
D. transpiration

10.  Compared to a maritime tropical (mT) air mass, a continental polar (cP) air mass is:
A. cooler and contains less moisture
B. cooler and contains more moisture
C. warmer and contains less moisture
D. warmer and contains more moisture

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