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Tide: Quiz


Question 1: The first tide table in ________ was recorded in 1056 AD primarily for visitors wishing to see the famous tidal bore in the Qiantang River.
ChinaTime in ChinaProvince (China)Religion in China

Question 2: The daily inequality is not consistent and is generally small when the Moon is over the ________.
1st parallel southEquator1st parallel north5th parallel north

Question 3: Semidiurnal tides dominated coastline, but some areas such as the South China Sea and the ________ are primarily diurnal.
Gulf of MexicoCaribbean SeaAtlantic OceanMediterranean Sea

Question 4: Tidal physics was important in the early development of heliocentrism and ________, with the existence of two daily tides being explained by the moon's gravity.
Celestial mechanicsAstrophysicsClassical mechanicsAlhazen

Question 5: Atmospheric tides are negligible at ground level and aviation altitudes, masked by ________'s much more important effects.

Question 6: Other phenomena unrelated to tides but using the word tide are rip tide, storm tide, ________, and black or red tides.
Eye (cyclone)Tropical cycloneTropical cyclone basinsStorm surge

Question 7: ________, rewrote Laplace's equations in terms of vorticity which allowed for solutions describing tidally-driven coastally-trapped waves, known as Kelvin waves.
Isaac NewtonJames Prescott JouleWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron KelvinSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

Question 8: Tidal forces can also be analyzed this way: each point of the Earth experiences the Moon's radially decreasing gravity differently; they are subject to the ________ of Figure 6, which dominate.
Tidal forceDispersion (water waves)Tidal powerTide

Question 9: Philostratus discussed tides in Book Five of The Life of ________.
Alexander SeverusRoman EmpireApollonius of TyanaHadrian

Question 10: ________ are the tidal forces exerted by galaxies on stars within them and satellite galaxies orbiting them.
Andromeda GalaxyGalactic tideMilky WayGalaxy


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