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ConcepTest: Tropic of Cancer Temperature and Precipitation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Which of the points on the graph below best represents conditions along the Tropic of Cancer (23 degrees N latitude)? a. A b. B c. C d. D e. E

ConcepTest: Rain Shadow part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
In the landscape below, how would the amount of rainfall change at location X if the mountain eroded down to the dashed line? a. Rainfall would increase b. Rainfall would decrease c. Rainfall would stay the same

ConcepTest: Eccentricity and Seasons part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during winter in its Northern hemisphere than it is during its summer. What would be the implications for the seasons on Earth if ...

ConcepTest: Eccentricity and Temperature Distribution part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during its winter than it is during its summer. How would temperature distributions on Earth be affected if we had a similarly ...

ConcepTest: Glacial Terminal Moraine Formation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
A glacial terminal moraine forms when: a. the climate is getting colder. b. the climate is getting warmer. c. the climate is stable.

ConcepTest: Global Temperature Change and Water Reservoirs part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
If average global temperatures dropped 5 degrees C, which reservoir (source) of water would most likely experience the greatest percent volume change? a. Oceans b. Glaciers and ice sheets

ConcepTest: Stream Baseflow During Droughts part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
What happens to the volume of water that passes from groundwater to streams during a prolonged drought? a. it increases b. it decreases c. no change

ConcepTest: Snowline Retreat part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Which scenario listed below will result in a snowline retreat? a. average summer temperatures increase, average winter precipitation increases b. average winter temperatures decrease, average winter precipitation ...

ConcepTest: Effect of Ice Sheet on Sea Level part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
During the last ice age there was a large ice sheet over much of Canada and the northern U.S. What was the effect on global sea levels? a. Sea level was higher b. Sea level was lower c. Sea level was the same as ...

ConcepTest: Arid Climates and Water Transport to Streams part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
In an arid climate (e.g., Arizona), which process contributes the greatest volume of water to streams? a. human activity b. overland flow c. groundwater discharge

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