Geog 101 hw1

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Geog 101 hw1
2012-02-12 21:00:13

hw questions prep for test ch.1-3.
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  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. Tropic of Cancer
    B. Equator
    C. Plane of the Ecliptic
    D. Tropic of Capricorn
    E. Arctic Circle

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  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

    great circle only
  9. The 0 degree longitude is the same thing as the ______ Meridian.
    A. Equator
    B. Prime
    C. Internatinal date line
    D. Perihelion
    E. geographic grid

    0 deg. is prime meridian180 deg. is 180prime meridian.
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  10. The Earth's speed of rotation is fastest at the ____.
    A. Tropic of Capricorn
    B. Arctic Circle
    C. Antarctic Circle.
    D. Equator
    E. Topic of Cancer

    has the largest area to cover
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  11. Fig 3-20 ______.
    A. Hilo is leeward, greener, and rainier.
    B. Puako is leeward, browner and sunnier.
    C. Puako is leeward, greener, and rainier.
    d. none of the above.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Longitude/ latitude.

    a. angular distance east or west of oquator./ ang. dist. n or s of prim mer
    b. parallel/ meridian
    c. angular distance east or west of prime mer/ ang. dist. n or s of equator
    d. equator/ prime meridian
    e. tropic of cancer/ arctic circle
  13. The farthest north the fertical rays of the sun ever reach north of the equator, occurs on or about _____.

    a. March 22
    b. June 22
    c. September 22
    d. December 22
    e. none of the above dates

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

    a. tropic of cancer
    b. equator
    c. tropic of capricorn
    d. arctic circle
    e. none of the above
  15. The solid, inorganic portion of the earth system is known as the _______.

    A. hydrosphere
    B. atmosphere
    C. biosphere
    D. troposphere
    E. lithosphere

    litho Greek for stone
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  16. The time of the year when the earth is closest to the sun is __ and when it is fathest is ___.
    a. aphelion, perihelion
    b. perihelion, summer solstice
    c. aphelion, winter solstice
    d. perihelion, aphelion
    e. none of the above
  17. the best description of the actual shape of the earth is as a
    a. circle
    b. sphere
    c. spheroid
    d. oblate spheroid
    e. adenoid
  18. The Earth rotates about (on) its
    a. great circle
    b. revolution
    c. inclination
    d. axis
    e. equator
  19. At the Summer solstice, daylight varies from ___ hours at the Equator to ___ hours at the North Pole.
    a. 0,24
    b. 12, 24
    c. 12, 0
    d. 24, 0
  20. The perihelion is during the month of
    a. January
    b. March
    c. July
    d. September
    e. December
  21. Of the following, which is NOT considered a map essential?
    a. title
    b. date
    c. cartogropher's identification
    d. legend
    e. scale
  22. The relationship between the map distance and the corresponding distance on the groud is known as the ___.
    a. legend
    b. projection
    c. map
    d. contour
    e. scale