World Geography - 1

The latitudinal differences in pressure delineate a number of major pressure zones, which correspond with

A. zones of climate

B. zones of oceans

C. zones of land

D. zones of cyclonic depressions

The higher the wind speed and the longer the fetch or distance of open water across which the wind blows and waves travel, the ____ waves and the ____ energy they process.

A. larger, more

B. larger, less

C. smaller, more

D. smaller, less

The hazards of radiation belts include

A. deterioration of electronic circuits

B. damage of solar cells of spacecraft

C. adverse effect on living organisms

D. All of the above

The great Victoria Desert is located in

A. Canada

B. West Africa

C. Australia

D. North America

The intersecting lines drawn on maps and globes are

A. latitudes

B. longitudes

C. geographic grids

D. None of the above

The Homolographic projection has the correct representation of

A. shape

B. area

C. baring

D. distance

The light of distant stars is affected by

A. the earth's atmosphere

B. interstellar dust

C. both (a) and (b)

D. None of the above

The landmass of which of the following continents is the least?

A. Africa

B. Asia

C. Australia

D. Europe

Without ____ the equator would be much hotter than it is while the poles would be much cooler.

A. latitudinal redistribution of heat

B. cycle of air circulation

C. global wind pattern

D. All are similar terms

The habitats valuable for commercially harvested species are called

A. coral reefs

B. sea grass bed

C. hot spots

D. None of the above

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