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Which has the greatest influence on ocean tides?
a) Coriolis effect
b) Gravitational pull of the Moon
c) Rotation of the Earth
d) Shape of the beach

What is the name of a tide pattern with 2 high and 2 lows of equal heights?
a) diurnal tide
b) mixed tide
c) rip tide
d) semidiurnal tide

What kind of tide pattern is found at equatorial regions?
a) diurnal tide
b) mixed tide
c) rip tide
d) semidiurnal tide

At what location is the tide range the maximum height?
a) At the equator
b) At mid-latitudes
c) At high latitudes
d)

What type of tide occurs when the sun, moon and earth are all lined up at the equator?
a) fall tide
b) neap tide
c) spring tide
d) winter tide

How long is a tidal period? (Time between 2 high or 2 lows?)
a) 6 hours
b) 8 hours
c) 12 hours
d) 24 hours

Which tide pattern has 1 high and 1 low tide?
a) diurnal tide
b) mixed tide
c) semidiurnal tide
d) rip tide

At which location would you see a semidiurnal tide pattern each day?
a) Gulf of Mexico
b) US East Coast
c) US West Coast
d)

At which location would you see a diurnal tide pattern?
a) Gulf of Mexico
b) US East Coast
c) US West Coast
d)

Where would you see a mixed semi-diurnal tide pattern?
a) Gulf of Mexico
b) US East Coast
c) US West Coast
d)

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