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Chapter 6 Lesson 3: Global Winds and Local Winds

Quiz by Paige Thornburg

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  • Q1
    What causes wind?
    differences in the thermosphere
    differences in gravity
    differences in oxygen
    differences in air pressure
  • Q2
    What causes differences in air pressure around the Earth?
    Warm air rises at the equator, and cold air rises at the poles.
    Warm air sinks at the equator, and cold air rises at the poles.
    Warm air rises at the equator, and cold air sinks at the poles.
    Cold air rises at the equator, and warm air sinks at the poles.
  • Q3
    Air moves in large, circular patterns called
    trade winds
    pressure belts
    convection cells
    convection currents
  • Q4
    In the Northern Hemisphere, winds traveling north appear to curve to the east because of the
    convection currents
    polar easterlies
    Coriolis effect
    trade winds
  • Q5
    Global winds that blow from west to east are called
    mountain breezes
    trade winds
    polar easterlies
  • Q6
    Global winds that blow northeast from 30° north latitude and southeast from 30° south latitude are called
    polar easterlies
    global easterlies
    trade winds
  • Q7
    Narrow belts of winds that can reach 400 km/h are called
    convection streams
    jet streams
    jet currents
    convection currents
  • Q8
    Local winds are produced by
    local farms and ranches
    global winds
    global geographic features
    local geographic features
  • Q9
    Mountain and valley breezes are caused by
    similarities in temperature and elevation
    the same temperature at all elevations
    differences in temperature and elevation
    high temperatures at all elevations

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