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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
EARTH SCIENCE - JANUARY  2001

13 The diagram below, which represents a horizon in New York State, shows four
positions of sunrise, A, B, C, and D, on different days of the year.

At which position would sunrise occur on June 21?

(1) A            (3) C
(2) B            (4) D

14 The graph below shows air temperatures on a clear summer day from 7 a.m. to
12 noon at two locations, one in Florida and one in New York State.\

Air temperature rose slightly faster in Florida than in New York State 
because Florida

1 has a lower angle of insolation
2 has a higher angle of insolation
3 is closer to the Prime Meridian
4 is farther from the Prime Meridian

15 The cross section below shows two compartments of water of equal volume insulated
by Styrofoam and separated by a metal dividing wall, forming a closed energy system.

When the temperature of the water in compartment A decreases by 
10 Co, the temperature of the water in compartment B will

1 remain unchanged
2 decrease by only 5 Co
3 decrease by approximately 10 Co.
4 increase by approximately 10 Co

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