TOPEX Outreach
TOPEX/Poseidon Quiz


Here is a short quiz about TOPEX/POSEIDON. All of the answers can be found on our TOPEX for Kids web site. Press the grade button to see how you did.

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1: The TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite circles the earth at a height of ______ miles.
200
400
600
800
2: TOPEX/POSEIDON sends a radar pulse ______ times/second.
50
100
150
200
3: Which of the following is NOT an instrument on board TOPEX/POSEIDON?
DORIS Antenna
GPS Antenna
Data Antenna
Altimeter Antenna
4: The warming of the water along the Pacific Equator is known as?
La Nino
El Nina
El Nino
La Nina
5: North America shows up as what color on the map?
Black
Red
Green
Blue
6: The TOPEX satellite can study the ______ and ______ ocean's currents.
height and direction
speed and height
speed and direction
7: What percentage of the Earth is covered by water?
17%
71%
52%
43%
8: Most of the energy on the Earth is transferred by ______.
the sun
trucks
water
trains
9: How long does it take for the Global Conveyor Belt to cycle from start to finish?
10 years
100 years
1,000 years
10,000 years
10: The main energy source that drives the Earth's climate is?
the sun
the moon
nuclear power
storms
11: The amount of time it takes the radar beam to get back to TOPEX measures?
the distance to the planet surface
the amount of gas in the atmosphere
the height of the storms
the height of the oceans
Test your space knowledge with our other space based quizzes.

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Last Modified: January 7, 2002
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