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Convection currents in ocean and air

Quiz by Connie Merz

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  • Q1
    What is the process by which heat is transferred through fluids like water and air?
    Convection
    Conduction
    Radiation
    Evaporation
    30s
  • Q2
    What causes ocean currents to form and move around the world?
    Winds
    Convection currents
    Earth's rotation
    Tides
    30s
  • Q3
    How are convection currents in the atmosphere created?
    By the uneven heating of Earth's surface
    By the rotation of the Earth
    By the strength of the wind
    By the phase of the moon
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the main cause of wind on Earth?
    Amount of water vapor in the air
    Differences in air pressure
    Temperature changes in the atmosphere
    Rotation of the Earth
    30s
  • Q5
    How do convection currents help distribute heat around the Earth?
    By transferring heat from the equator to the poles
    By causing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
    By creating hurricanes and tornadoes
    By changing the Earth's orbit around the Sun
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the term for the circulation of heat in the atmosphere and the oceans?
    Static electricity
    Convection currents
    Gravitational pull
    Solar radiation
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the term for the rising of warm air and the sinking of cool air, creating a circular motion in the atmosphere?
    Precipitation
    Convection
    Thunderstorm
    Hailstorm
    30s
  • Q8
    What is the term used to describe the transfer of heat through direct contact between objects?
    Absorption
    Insulation
    Conduction
    Reflection
    30s
  • Q9
    What causes the rising of warm air and the sinking of cool air in the atmosphere?
    Phase of the moon
    Differences in air density
    Amount of sunlight
    Strength of the wind
    30s

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