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Tides

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12 questions
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  • Q1
    What causes the tides
    Gravitational pull of the Moon on the Oceans of Earth
    The Coriolis effect
    Gravitational pull of the Sun on Oceans of Earth
    The winds of the Earth
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  • Q2
    How many high tides occur each day in a specific place?
    2
    4
    3
    1
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  • Q3
    what name is applied to the tides when the moon and sun work together to create unusually high high tides and low low tides
    Neap tides
    Fall tides
    Spring Tides
    Normal tides
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  • Q4
    What name is applied to unusually high low tides and low high tides?
    Fall Tides
    Normal tides
    Spring tides
    Neap tides
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  • Q5
    What types of tides occur at New and Full moon?
    Fall Tides
    Neap tides
    Normal Tides
    Spring Tides
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  • Q6
    What types of tides occur at 1st and 3rd (last) quarter moons?
    Normal tides
    Spring tides
    Neap Tides
    Fall tides
    30s
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  • Q7
    What types of tides occur at waxing and waining crescents and gibbouses?
    Normal tides
    Spring tides
    Neap tides
    Fall tides
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  • Q8
    How are the Earth, Moon and Sun alligned during a Neap Tide
    The Earth, Moon and Sun form a 135 degree angle
    The Earth, Moon and Sun form a 90 degree angle
    The Earth, Moon and Sun form a 45 degree angle
    a straight line
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  • Q9
    Which type of tide has the largest range between a low and high tide?
    Fall tide
    Spring tide
    Neap tide
    Normal tide
    30s
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  • Q10
    Which type of tide has the lowest tidal range between high and low tide?
    Neap tide
    Normal tide
    Fall Tide
    Spring tide
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  • Q11
    How would you know that a Spring tide occured by looking at a tide chart?
    If the high was one of two lowest highs that month
    If the low was one of two highest lows that month
    If it was a first quarter moon
    If the high was one of two highest that month
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  • Q12
    Why do tides occur 50 minutes later each day?
    As the moon rotates, it revolves at the same length of time
    As the Earth rotates under the moon, the Earth Revolves around the sun
    As the Earth rotates, it also revolves around the Sun
    as the Earth rotates under the moon to cause tides, the moon is revolving around the sun- it takes 50 minutes to get back to the starting point
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