What causes the tides?

What causes the tides

The gravitational pull of the moon on the Earth is the primary cause of tides.

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MCQs

1. How many high tides does a typical coastal location experience each day?

A) One
B) Two
C) Three
D) Four

2. What type of tide occurs when the sun and moon are aligned with the earth?

A) Neap tide
B) Spring tide
C) Ebb tide
D) Rip tide

3. Which tide is characterized by the lowest difference between high and low tide?

A) Neap tide
B) Spring tide
C) Ebb tide
D) Rip tide

4. What phase of the moon is associated with neap tides?

A) New Moon
B) Full Moon
C) First Quarter
D) Both B and C

5. The vertical difference between the high tide and the low tide is called what?

A) Tidal range
B) Tidal force
C) Tidal resonance
D) Tidal power

 

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