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Physical Geography Practice Quiz: Global Winds II

Test your knowledge with this physical geography practice quiz

Questions

Use the schematic of the globe below to answer the following questions.

Diagram of global winds, with bands marked by letters A through M

1. Referring to the generalized schematic of global circulation patterns, in which 2 bands would you expect to find subtropical high pressure cells?

 

2. In the band marked F, from which direction do the prevailing winds blow? What are these winds called?

 

3. In which band would the westerly winds of the Northern Hemisphere be found?

 

4. In the band marked B, from which direction do the prevailing winds blow? What are these winds called?

 

5. Are the regions in the bands marked C and K characterized by high or low pressure? Are they characterized by high or low temperatures? What type of weather is typical of these regions?

 

6. The doldrums are a zone of unreliable winds and frequent calm conditions. In which band are the doldrums found?

 

7. In which band would the polar easterlies of the Southern Hemisphere be found?