Unit 5 Indiana Science Fusion Lesson 3

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Science Quizzes & Trivia

In this Indiana Science Fusion quiz, see how you fair against topics like gravitational pull, tidal range, neap tides, and how often the moon passes over particular spots on the earth’s surface. How much can you tell us? Let’s see.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which gravitional pull has the greatest effect on the tides?
    • A. 

      The sun's gravitational pull on Earth

    • B. 

      The moon's gravitational pull on Earth

    • C. 

      Earth's gravitational pull on the moon

    • D. 

      The sun's gravitational pull on the moon

  • 2. 
    How often does the moon pass over a particular spot on Earth's surface, causing tides as a result of its gracitational pull?
    • A. 

      Once every 10 seconds

    • B. 

      Once every 12 hours and 25 minutes

    • C. 

      Once every 24 hours and 50 minutes

    • D. 

      Once every 14 days

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The periodic rise and fall of the water level in the oceans due to the gravity of the moon and sun

    • B. 

      A tide of minimum range that takes place two times a month

    • C. 

      The difference in levels of ocean water at high tide and at low tide

    • D. 

      A rise in ocean water levels that takes place on the side of Earth nearest the moon

  • 4. 
    During which two phases of the moon do neap tides take place?
    • A. 

      New moon, full moon

    • B. 

      New moon, first quarter moon

    • C. 

      Third quarter moon, full moon

    • D. 

      First quarter moon, third quarter moon

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Sun + moon = maximum tidal range

    • B. 

      Sun + Earth = maximum tidal range

    • C. 

      Moon - sun = minimum tidal range

    • D. 

      Earth - moon = minimum tidal range