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Chinook wind: Quiz


Question 1: The word is in common usage among local fishermen and people in communities along the ________.
Victoria, British ColumbiaDiscovery IslandsBritish Columbia CoastVancouver Island

Question 2: But they can and do occur as far north as Grande Prairie in northwestern Alberta and Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia, and as far south as ________.
Albuquerque, New MexicoSanta Fe, New MexicoLas Cruces, New MexicoRio Rancho, New Mexico

Question 3: At least one study conducted by the department of clinical neurosciences at the ________ supports that belief.
University of AlbertaGrant MacEwan UniversityUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Calgary

Question 4: Chinooks are more accurately called foehn winds by meteorologists and ________, and, regardless of name, can occur in most places on the leeward side of a nearby mountain range.
List of climate scientistsOzone depletionList of authors from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science BasisClimate change

Question 5: They are called "chinook winds" throughout most of western North America, particularly the ________ region.
Rocky MountainsMontanaGreat PlainsAppalachian Mountains

Question 6: In mid-winter over major centres such as Calgary, chinooks can often override cold air in the city, trapping the pollutants in the cold air and causing inversion ________.
Air Quality IndexAir pollutionPollutionSmog

Question 7: On January 22, 1943, at about 7:30am MST, the temperature in ________ was -4 °F (-20 °C).
Deadwood, South DakotaSturgis, South DakotaLead, South DakotaSpearfish, South Dakota

Question 8: They consist of cold air streams from the continental air mass pouring out of the interior plateau via certain river valleys and canyons penetrating the ________ towards the coast.
Boundary RangesCoast MountainsKitimat RangesPacific Ranges

Question 9: In Lethbridge, Chinook winds can gust in excess of ________ force (120 km/h or 75 mph).
Tropical cyclone basinsTropical cycloneRainEye (cyclone)

Question 10: ________ also gets many chinooks - the Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies west of the city acts as a natural wind tunnel funneling the chinook winds.
Downtown CalgaryInglewood, CalgaryKensington, CalgaryCalgary

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