The Earth-review Quiz (Pt. 1)

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A review of information relating to the Earth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements are false? 
    • A. 

      When we see a ship approaching land from the horizon, we see the mast first and then the rest of the ship gradually. So this tells us the Earth is round.

    • B. 

      It is possible to sail off the edge of the earth.

    • C. 

      The shadow caused by a lunar eclipse is round, so therefore the earth is round.

  • 2. 
    At the centre of the Earth there is a strong gravitational force pulling inwards. On the outside of the Earth the sun is also exerting a gravitational force. These two forces help keep the earth's shape. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the shape of the Earth? 
    • A. 

      The Earth is roundish in nature and bulges at the Tropic of Cancer

    • B. 

      The Earth is roundish and is flattened at approximately 66.5 degrees latitude

    • C. 

      The Earth is roudish at the poles and flattens at middle because of gravitational forces

    • D. 

      The Earth is roundish and bulges at the equator causing the poles to flatten

  • 4. 
    Lines of latitude are also known as  
  • 5. 
    The circumference of the Earth at the Equator is approximately
  • 6. 
    The path the Earth follows around the sun is known as its 
  • 7. 
    When the earth has travelled 365 1/4 days around the sun, it is said to have made a ____________. 
  • 8. 
    Lines of Longitude are furthest apart at the equator. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Latitudes are circles of different circumferences or 'length'.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn are the longest lines of latitude. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following definitions is correct for the term 'Great Circles'? 
    • A. 

      A line of latitude which divides the world into segments

    • B. 

      An imaginary line which divides the world into hemispheres

    • C. 

      A line of longitude that is 180 degrees

    • D. 

      An imaginary line that is exactly the same distance from another imaginary line drawn on the globe

  • 12. 
    Each line of latitude is an equal distance of 111km from the next line of latitude. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    111km is equal to how many miles? 
  • 14. 
    Which area of the earth receives the most sunlight? 
  • 15. 
    The International Dateline is at: 
    • A. 

      160 degrees longitude

    • B. 

      160 degrees latitude

    • C. 

      180 degrees longittude

    • D. 

      180 degrees latitude

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