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Question 1: In 1996 an expedition certified its location by ________ and theodolite at 78°35.7′N 104°11.9′W / 78.595°N 104.1983°W / 78.595; -104.1983 (Magnetic North Pole 1996).
MagnetometerMariner 2Cassini–HuygensMariner 4

Question 2: In 2001, the North Magnetic Pole was determined by the Geological Survey of Canada to lie near ________ in northern Canada at 81°18′N 110°48′W / 81.3°N 110.8°W / 81.3; -110.8 (Magnetic North Pole 2001).
Baffin IslandEllesmere IslandMelville Island (Canada)Axel Heiberg Island

Question 3: Over the life of the Earth, the orientation of Earth's magnetic field has reversed several times, with magnetic north becoming magnetic south and vice versa – an event known as a ________.
NaturePlate tectonicsGeomagnetic reversalGeomagnetic excursion

Question 4: In early times European navigators believed that compass needles were attracted either to a "magnetic mountain" or "magnetic island" somewhere in the far north (see Rupes Nigra), or to the ________.
Pole starAsterism (astronomy)Celestial poleAxial precession (astronomy)

Question 5: However, based on the early use of magnets in ________ they were named the "north pole" (or more explicitly "north-seeking pole"), "N", and the "south pole" (or "south-seeking pole"), "S", with the north pole being the pole that pointed north (i.e.
Inertial navigation systemCompassRudderGlobal Positioning System

Question 6: Magnetic declination is still very important for certain types of navigation that have traditionally made much use of magnetic compasses; see the main article (________) for details.
Air navigationNautical chartMagnetic declinationEarth's magnetic field

Question 7: It is the centre of the region of the magnetosphere in which the ________ can be seen.
Super Dual Auroral Radar NetworkVan Allen radiation beltCluster missionAurora (astronomy)

Question 8: [5][6] The idea that the Earth itself acts as a giant magnet was first proposed in 1600 by the English physician and natural philosopher ________.
William GilbertJohn DaltonJames Clerk MaxwellSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

Question 9:
North Magnetic Pole, Sumer and Northern Mariana Islands are all:
Lists of coordinates Geography of the Arctic Geomagnetism Geographic coordinate lists

Question 10:
North Magnetic Pole, Solar storm of 1859 and Earth's magnetic field are all:
Geomagnetism Geographic coordinate lists Lists of coordinates Geography of the Arctic


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