# The Earth-review Quiz (Pt. 1)

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 144  Settings  A review of information relating to the Earth.

• 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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