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Question 1: [28] ________ also tend to generate near the Gulf Stream.
Azores HighExtratropical cycloneSubtropical cycloneAnticyclone

Question 2: Storms travel westward through the Caribbean and then, either move in a northward direction and curve towards the eastern coast of the United States, or stay on a north-westward track and enter the ________.
Caribbean SeaGulf of MexicoAtlantic OceanMediterranean Sea

Question 3: [23] However, the difference is most dramatic in the western coastal islands of ________.
ScotlandUnited KingdomEnglandWales

Question 4: In the North ________, the water becomes so dense that it begins to sink down through less salty and less dense water.
Atlantic OceanArctic OceanIndian OceanPacific Ocean

Question 5: The Gulf Stream's proximity to ________ adds to its biodiversity as it is the northern limit for southern varieties of plant life, and the southern limit for northern plant species.
Nantucket, MassachusettsNew Bedford, MassachusettsBarnstable, MassachusettsWorcester, Massachusetts

Question 6: [18] Very little ________ lies within the current, although seaweed lies in clusters to its east.

Question 7: ________ (for effects of a failure of the Gulf Stream)
Shutdown of thermohaline circulationGlobal climate modelCurrent sea level riseEl Niño-Southern Oscillation

Question 8: The ________ blow westward in the tropics,[7] and the westerlies blow eastward at mid-latitudes.
Trade windLow-pressure areaPrevailing windsTropical cyclone

Question 9: (The ________ action is not unlike that of a lava lamp.) This downdraft of heavy, cold and dense water becomes a part of the North Atlantic Deep Water, a southgoing stream.

Question 10: [16] As it travels north, the warm ________ transported by the Gulf Stream undergoes evaporative cooling.
Water resourcesWaterOxygenEarth


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