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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
PHYSICAL SETTING / EARTH SCIENCE - JANUARY 2002

6 A map view of surface air movement in a low-pressure system is shown below.

The air near the center of this low-pressure system usually will

(1) evaporate into a liquid
(2) reverse direction
(3) rise and form clouds
(4) squeeze together to form a high-pressure system

7 At which location will the highest altitude of the star Polaris be observed?

(1) Equator
(2) Tropic of Cancer
(3) Arctic Circle
(4) central New York State

8 Which star is cooler and many times brighter than Earthís Sun?

(1) Barnardís Star       (3) Rigel
(2) Betelgeuse            (4) Sirius

Base your answers to questions 9 and 10 on the field map below, which shows the
average annual precipitation in New York State for the past 25 years. Isoline values
represent inches per year.


 

9 Jamestown received more rainfall per year than Elmira. A reason for this
difference is that Jamestown is located

(1) closer to a large body of water
(2) at a higher latitude
(3) at a lower elevation
(4) in the prevailing southerly wind belt

10 Which of these locations had the lowest average annual precipitation?

(1) Kingston                  (3) Old Forge
(2) New York City         (4) Plattsburgh
 

 

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