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Virginia SOL - World Geography: Earth's Weather & Environment Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is capable of impacting climate by holding heat in the atmosphere?

Question 2 2. Which of the following events is LEAST likely to trigger a tsunami?

Question 3 3. Which statement best describes how the beaches in Hawaii are formed?

Question 4 4. If you watch the Weather Channel or view weather information online, you will often see either high or low pressure moving across the central United States. This part of the country is exposed to weather coming out of the north or from the south, depending on prevailing conditions. What type of weather pattern would you expect to see from competing fronts?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is true about greenhouse gases?

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Question 6 6. The Arabian Desert is located in Western Asia and stretches from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan and Iraq. What type of atmospheric circulation was MOST likely responsible for the creation of the Arabian Desert?

Question 7 7. How are mantle plumes and hot spots related?

Question 8 8. Why were the Hittites able to develop a civilization in Asia Minor?

Question 9 9. Warm air rising creates areas of low pressure, particularly around the equator where we find the Doldrums. What is created when cool air starts to sink?

Question 10 10. What is the single greatest threat to biodiversity?

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Question 11 11. Your family has decided to vacation in Europe during the early fall. If you wanted to know the climate during that time of year, which of the following data would you NOT want to use?

Question 12 12. Weather is to climate as _____ is to _____.

Question 13 13. Why did the Egyptian civilization develop along the Nile River?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements is true about climate?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is true about weather and climate?

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Question 16 16. Which is NOT true about the Köppen Climate Classification system?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT related to global climate change?

Question 18 18. What is overharvesting?

Question 19 19. Which is NOT a classification in the Köppen system?

Question 20 20. Where is a rain shadow effect most likely to occur?

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Question 21 21. Why is deforestation harmful to biodiversity?

Question 22 22. The movement of continents over the earth's surface influences climate by which of the following?

Question 23 23. Which civilization built Macchu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of South America?

Question 24 24. How do Group C and Group D in the Köppen Climate Classification system differ?

Question 25 25. One reason that Thomas Jefferson is an important figure is because he:

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Question 26 26. What might you expect to find in regions classified as Group A?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is true about the Hawaiian islands?

Question 28 28. Which part of the Earth is the lithosphere?

Question 29 29. What was the significance of the Neolithic Revolution?

Question 30 30. Which river is associated with the Cradle of Civilization?

Virginia SOL - World Geography: Earth's Weather & Environment Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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