Geog 101 hw1

  1. Atmoshpere/biosphere/hydrosphere.

    a. sky/forest/geology
    b. ocian of air that surrounds us/plants and animals/ rivers, lakes, oceans
    c. air and particulates/ water vapor/ oceans
    d. clouds/ mushrooms and elephants/ volcanoes
    e. all of the environmental spheres
  2. The response to earth's rotation is

    a. an equatorial bulge.
    b. polar bulge.
    c. equatorial flattening.
    d. Death Valley
    e. The battle of the bulge.
    • a.
    • oblate sphere =flat on the top and bottom, bulge at equator.
  3. The first nearly correct measurement of the earth's circumference was made by ____.
    a. Clinton.
    b. Einstein
    c. Eratosthenes
    d. Colombus
    e. Plato
    • c.
    • 220 years ago using trig.
  4. The sun's rays are directly overhead at the _____ on or about December 22.

    a. Tropic of Capricorn
    b. Tropic of Cancer
    c. Arctic Circle
    d. Antarctic Circle
    e. North Pole
    a.Southern hemisphere. winter in north.
  5. To explain whe the NH is hotter during aphelion _____?

    a. "keep your eyes on the skies"
    b. "whole lotta heatin' goin' on"
    c. "its not the distance, but the angle"
    d. " I found out by flag pole forcasting"
    e. "to predict the future look up or west"
  6. The maximum distance between Earth and sun occurs in July and is called the _____.

    a. vernal equinox
    b. aphelion
    c. winter solstice
    d. plane of the exliptic
    e. perihelion
    b. Ap means away in Greek.
  7. On Jun 22, the sun's rays ae directly overhead over the ____.
    a. Equator
    b. Tropic of Cancer
    c. Tropic of Capricorn
    d. Arctic Circle
    e. Plane of the Ecliptic
    c. NH
  8. Any division of the Earth into two hemisphieres is separated a

    a. circle of illumination, perhelion, and great circle
    b. greate circle and circle of illumination
    c. small circle
    d. perihelion
    e. none of the above
  9. The 0 degree longitude is the same thing as the ______ Meridian.
    a. Internatinal date line
    b. Equator
    c. Perihelion
    d. Prime
    e. geographic grid
    d. 0 deg. is prime meridian180 deg. is 180prime meridian.
  10. The Earth's speed of rotation is fastest at the ____.
    a. Equator
    b. Topic of Cancer
    c. Arctic Circle
    d. Tropic of Capricorn
    e. Antarctic Circle.
    a. has the largest area to cover
  11. Fig 3-20 ______.
    a. Puako is leeward, greener, and rainier.
    b. Hilo is leeward, greener, and rainier.
    c. Puako is leeward, browner and sunnier.
    d. none of the above.
  12. Longitude/ latitude.

  13. The farthest north the vertical rays of the sun ever reach north of the equator, occurs on or about _____.

    B. NH is in tropic of cancer
  14. On both the Spring and Fall equinox, the sun's rays are vertically overhead at the _____.

  15. The solid, inorganic portion of the earth system is known as the _______.

    B. litho Greek for stone
  16. The time of the year when the earth is closest to the sun is __ and when it is fathest is ___.

  17. the best description of the actual shape of the earth is as a

  18. The Earth rotates about (on) its

  19. At the Summer solstice, daylight varies from ___ hours at the Equator to ___ hours at the North Pole.

  20. The perihelion is during the month of

  21. Of the following, which is NOT considered a map essential?

  22. The relationship between the map distance and the corresponding distance on the groud is known as the ___.

  23. Which of the following are true?

  24. The reason why there is no such thingas a distortion-free map

  25. ______ is the science of obtaining reliable measurements from photographs.

  26. globe/ map

  27. As we go up in altitude in the troposphere ____.

  28. A(n) ___ is the term for any map line which joins points of equal elevation.

  29. equator/ t of can/ t of cap/ arctic circle/ antarctic circle.

  30. Isolines have all the properties EXCEPT the following:

  31. Which of thge following is a form of remote sensing?

  32. On a color infrared photography, living green vegitation would appear__

  33. Which of the following should contain a brief summary of the map's content or purpose?

  34. The explanations of symbls used on a map should be contained in __.

  35. Which is false.

  36. Which of the following is the acronym for the satellit-based systemfor determining accurate positions on the earth's surface?

  37. ___ technology involves layers of spatial data superimposed upon onanother.
    a. GPS
    b. GQ
    c. GIS
    d. radar
    e. all of the above
  38. The main component of the lower atmoshpere by total volume is ____.

  39. A major characteristic of the troposhere is its _____.

  40. The side of a mountain sheltered from prevailing winds is the ___.

  41. Fig. 3-17 wich is true:

  42. It takes at least __ to determine the climate of a region.

  43. Which of the following is NOT gaseous in the atmosphere?a. argon
    b. clouds
    c. neon
    d. helium
    e. water vapor
    b. clouds are condinsation of wv.
  44. Most surface winds in the Tropics ___.

    A. 30-60 deg lat are only westerly winds
  45. We live at the bottom of an ocean of air called the ___.

  46. On the average, the tropopause is highest above the surface over the ___.

    D. 15 km above equator and 8km above poles.
  47. Oxygen is the __ component of the atmosphere in terms of volume.

    B. nitrogen 78%, oxygen 21%, and argon 1% are top three
  48. Other than along the equator, warm ocean currents are also located on the ___ of the continents.

  49. The main reason the poles are cold and the tropics are warm is firs and foremost a functon of ___.
    a. the general atmospheric circulation
    b. latitude
    d. topography
    e. none of the above
    b. recieve less direct sun radiation.
  50. Which of the following is NOT a weather element?

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Geog 101 hw1
hw questions prep for test ch.1-3.