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Convection Currents Quiz

Quiz by Kara McGarvey

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    What is the driving force of currents in both the ocean and the atmosphere?
    solar radiation only heating the land
    solar radiation only heating the oceans
    Equal heating of the earth by the sun
    Unequal heating of the earth by the sun
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  • Q2
    When the ocean is warmed through convection, the colder water ________
    sinks
    stays where it is
    rises
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  • Q3
    Convection currents occur in the oceans when ____________ energy is transferred between the layers of water
    potential
    heat
    gravitational
    salt
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  • Q4
    ________ is created by the unequal heating of the earth's surface
    radiation
    wind
    conduction
    waves
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  • Q5
    convection currents in the earth's mantle are caused by
    less dense hot magma moving upward
    less dense cool magma moving downward
    more dense hot magma moving upward
    less dense cool magma moving upward
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  • Q6
    When air is heated it becomes
    less dense
    heavier
    wetter
    more dense
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  • Q7
    wind is created when _____________
    warm air moves in to replace cool air
    cool air moves in to replace warm air
    dry air moves in to replace moist air
    both air masses are the same
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  • Q8
    Air sinking towards the earth's surface causes
    high pressure
    low pressure
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  • Q9
    Wind flows from areas of ______________ pressure to ____________ pressure
    low, low
    high, high
    low, high
    High, low
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  • Q10
    Which is true about atmospheric convection currents?
    Wind is caused because of the gravity of the other planets in the solar system
    Heat is released from the oceans and land, causing wind
    Wind is only caused by the rotation of the earth
    Wind is caused by polar ice caps
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  • Q11
    How does heat flow in air and ocean currents
    Air and water always flow north
    Air and water always flow in the direction of the Earth's rotation
    Warmer water and air move towards colder water and air
    Colder water and air move towards warmer water and air
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  • Q12
    If you wanted to eliminate wind, what would be the best way to do it?
    eliminate venus
    eliminate the moon
    eliminate mars
    eliminate the sun
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  • Q13
    During the evening, how does air flow along a beach?
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    wind is not impacted by the day and night
    from the land to the ocean
    from the ocean to the land
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  • Q14
    Ocean Currents always flow from south to north
    False
    True
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  • Q15
    The Earth's rotation is the only thing that impacts the wind
    False
    True
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