Climate Partial Test Bank
  • Climatic graphs of a particular place are useful for: (a) denoting seasonality of storms; (b) determination of climatic classification; (c) calculating climatic change; (d) recording relative humidity; (e) predicting.
  • The Köppen System of climatic classification utilizes: (a) total annual precipitation; (b) average annual temperature and pressure; (c) natural vegetation; (d) monthly precipitation and temperature; (e) monthly precipitation, temperature, and relative humidity.
  • The climates referred to as E climates are: (a) found in mountainous regions; (b) middle latitude climates; (c) tropical climates; (d) polar climates; (e) deserts and semiarid.
  • The climates referred to as F climates are: (a) found in mountainous regions; (b) middle latitude climates; (c) tropical climates; (d) polar climates; (e) deserts and semiarid.
  • The climates referred to as A climates are: (a) found in mountainous regions; (b) middle latitude climates; (c) tropical climates; (d) polar climates; (e) deserts and semiarid.
  • The climates referred to as B climates are: (a) found in mountainous regions; (b) middle latitude climates; (c) tropical climates; (d) polar climates; (e) deserts and semiarid.
  • The climates referred to as C climates are: (a) found in mountainous regions; (b) middle latitude climates; (c) tropical climates; (d) polar climates; (e) deserts and semiarid.
  • The climates referred to as D climates are: (a) found in mountainous regions; (b) middle latitude climates; (c) tropical climates; (d) polar climates; (e) deserts and semiarid.
  • The climates referred to as H climates are: (a) found in mountainous regions; (b) middle latitude climates; (c) tropical climates; (d) polar climates; (e) deserts and semiarid.
  • The climate group of the mild mid-latitude climates is: (a) A; (b) B; (c) C; (d) D; (e) E.
  • Which of the following does NOT characterize rainfall in desert areas? (a) scarce; (b) undependable; (c) gentle; (d) brief; (e) variable.
  • The climate noted for its changability and diversity of vegetation is: (a) A; (b) B; (c) C; (d) D; (e) H.
  • The climate group that experiences the greatest annual temperature range is : (a) A; (b) B; (c) C; (d) D; (e) E.
  • When vertical zonation is concerned, ALTITUDE generally compensates for: (a) lack of rainfall; (b) carbon dioxide deficiencies; (c) latitude; (d) windiness; (e) oxygen deficiencies.
  • The climate noted for its short dry season and very wet rainy season such as Thailand and the western Indian coast is: (a) humid continental; (b) tropical monsoonal; (c) marine west coast; (d) mediterranean; (e) humid subtropical.
  • The climate characterized as being warm with dry summers such as in Italy and southern California is: (a) mediterranean; (b) tropical savanna; (c) humid subtropical; (d) humid continental; (e) low latitude [subtropical] desert.
  • The climate in North and South Carolina and Georgia is: (a) subarctic; (b) humid subtropical; (c) tropical savanna; (d) mid-latitude steppe; (e) mediterranean.
  • The climate found in northern Africa, central Australia, and central Saudi Arabia is: (a) tropical wet; (b) tropical monsoonal; (c) mediterranean; (d) low latitude [subtropical] desert; (e) humid continental.
  • The climate with a greater daily temperature range than annual temperature range is: (a) mid-latitude desert; (b) tropical wet; (c) marine west coast; (d) tundra; (e) humid continental.
  • In most deserts, there is characteristically: (a) not much temperature change from midnight to noon; (b) heavy rainfall for at least six months each year; (c) a high relative humidity; (d) an absence of wind movements; (e) considerable fluctuation of temperature from night to day.
  • The major cause of most low-latitude dry climates is: (a) their positions in the deep interiors of continents; (b) the presence of high mountains that separate these areas from moist maritime air masses; (c) zones of high atmospheric pressure and dry subsiding air; (d) BOTH A and B above; (e) NONE of these.
  • The mean daily temperature is determined by: (a) adding the maximum and minimum daily temperatures and dividing by two; (b) adding the hourly temperatures and dividing by 24; (c) finding the temperature which occurred for the longest duration during the 24 hours; (d) taking the temperature at noon; (e) ANY of these.
  • The climatic group of the subarctic climates is: (a) A; (b) B; (c) C; (d) D; (e) E.
  • The climatic group of the dry, water deficient climates is: (a) A; (b) B; (c) C; (d) D; (e) E.
  • The climatic group of the severe middle latitude climates is: (a) A; (b) B; (c) C; (d) D; (e) E.
  • The climatic group of the polar climates is: (a) A; (b) B; (c) C; (d) D; (e) E.
  • The climatic group of the highland climates is: (a) H; (b) B; (c) C; (d) D; (e) E.
  • The climate noted for its moderating ocean current such as in coastal Washington and Oregon is: (a) humid continental; (b) tropical monsoonal; (c) marine west coast; (d) mediterranean; (e) humid subtropical.
  • The climate in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana is: (a) subarctic; (b) marine west coast; (c) tropical savanna; (d) mid-latitude steppe; (e) humid continental.
  • Of the following, the climate NOT found in the continental United States is: (a) mediterranean; (b) tundra; (c) mid-latitude steppe; (d) marine west coast; (e) tropical monsoonal.
  • In a tropical wet climate: (a) temperatures are among the world's highest; (b) winters are distinct but quite mild; (c) annual temperature ranges are usually less than daily temperature ranges; (d) although rains are frequent, the intervals between rains are characterized by low absolute and relative humidities; (e) there is considerable variation of temperatures from day to day.
  • The climate noted for its hot summers and mild and perhaps dry winters such as in eastern China is: (a) tropical wet; (b) steppe; (c) humid subtropical; (d) marine west coast; (e) humid continental.
  • The climate where evaporation exceeds the amount of precipitation which falls is the: (a) desert; (b) tropical monsoonal; (c) tropical savanna; (d) subarctic; (e) ALL of these.
  • The climate found surrounding subtropical deserts is generally the: (a) marine west coast; (b) subarctic; (c) mediterranean; (d) tropical savanna; (e) low latitude [subtropical] steppe.
  • The climate characterized by cold winters, warm summers, and precipitation throughout the year such as around Moscow, Russia is: (a) humid continental; (b) subarctic; (c) marine west coast; (d) mediterranean; (e) humid subtropical.
  • The climate characterized by being hot and humid but with a winter dry season and by being the most extensive of the A climates is: (a) tropical monsoonal; (b) tropical wet; (c) tropical savanna; (d) humid subtropical; (e) humid continental.
  • The two climates found on Greenland are: (a) tropical wet and tropical monsoonal; (b) desert and steppe; (c) marine west coast and mediterranean; (d) tundra and ice cap; (e) subarctic and humid continental.
  • The climate associated with a small area at or near the earth's surface is the: (a) mesoclimate; (b) boundary climate; (c) base climate; (d) microclimate; (e) macroclimate.
  • Which continent has the greatest proportion of arid and semi-arid climates? (a) Africa; (b) South America; (c) Asia; (d) North America; (e) Australia.
  • A means of summarizing the nature of the climate at any point on earth by plotting the mean monthly temperature and precipitation is represented by a[n]: (a) hydrologic cycle; (b) moisture index; (c) climagraph; (d) water budget; (e) carbon cycle.
  • Urban centers tend to be warmer than their outlying rural areas and are sometimes referred to as: (a) biomes; (b) chernozems; (c) urban heat islands; (d) La Porte anomalies; (e) caliche.
  • The "corn belt" in the United States is BEST described as in the climate: (a) Dfa; (b) Cfa; (c) Aw; (d) BWk; (e) ET.
  • A stream which originates in a humid region and has sufficient water volume to flow across a desert region is called: (a) xerophytic; (b) caliche; (c) arroyo; (d) heterotrophic; (e) exotic.
  • The climate zones on a mountain in Latin America from the lowest elevation up might be called tierra: (a) fria, helada, templada, caliente; (b) fria, caliente, templada, helada; (c) bajada, arroyo, fria, caliente; (d) templada, helada, fria, caliente; (e) caliente, templada, fria, helada.


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