Test your knowledge of atmospheric circulation with this 15-question GCSE quiz.

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HIGH SCORES

Rank Name Score
1st ARE 30
2nd FS1 30
3rd RLJ 30
4th NDG 30
5th CEW 30
6th MEM 30
7th Biz 30
8th FIN 30
9th JAG 30
10th ABI 30

QUIZZES // Global atmospheric circulation

Q1. High surface heating around the Equator causes which of the following?

High pressure

Low pressure

Dry conditions

Cool temperatures

Q2. Air descends from high in the atmosphere around what latitudes?

0o and 30o

0o and 60o

30o and at the Poles

60o and at the Poles

Q3. The North and South Poles experience which of the following?

High pressure

Low pressure

Wet conditions

Hot temperatures

Q4. Areas at 30oN and 30oS tend to have which of the following?

High pressure

Low pressure

Wet conditions

Cool temperatures

Q5. Which of the following statements about global atmospheric circulation is true?

High pressure causes high precipitation

Deserts are always hot.

Winds blow away from the Equator.

Climate around the Poles consists of low temperatures and low precipitation.

Q6. Air rises from ground level around what latitudes?

0o and 30o

0o and 60o

30o and at the Poles

60o and at the Poles

Q7. Incoming solar radiation is also called what?

Insulation

Concentration

Insolation

Irradiation

Q8. What are the correct names of the three cells in the global atmospheric circulation system?

Polar, Hedlay, Ferrell

Ferrel, Polar, Hadley

Hadley, Palor, Ferell

Polar, Ferell, Hadley

Q9. Rising air is linked with which of the following?

High pressure

Dry conditions

Precipitation

30o latitude

Q10. Where winds blow towards the Equator and meet, the area is known as what?

The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)

The Interdesert Convergence Zone (IDCZ)

The Intertropical Descending Zone (ITDZ)

The Intercoastal Tropical Zone (ICTZ)

Q11. The Hadley Cell is known as the engine room of the global circulation of energy. But what is the input to the system here?

Precipitation

Wind

Solar radiation

Low pressure

Q12. Conditions at the Equator are best described as what?

Hot and wet

Hot and dry

Cool and wet

Cold and dry

Q13. Deserts are most likely to be found where?

At the Equator

At 60oN

At 60oS

At 30oN

Q14. Tropical rainforests are most likely to be found where?

At 30oS

At the Equator

At 60oN

At 60oS

Q15. Which of the following is true of winds at the surface level of the Earth?

They always flow from areas of low pressure to areas of high pressure

They always flow from higher latitudes to lower latitudes.

They always flow from lower latitudes to higher latitudes.

They always blow from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.

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