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Our Snorkeling Quiz, How Smart Are You?

February 03, 2016

Our Snorkeling Quiz, How Smart Are You?

So you think you are a snorkeler huh? Well here is a quiz that may not test you on your in-water abilities but on your knowledge of the water that you snorkel in. I have to admit, it sure did throw my co-workers in a frenzy when they took it. How about you? Do you think you can float your way through this one or will you sink to new lows? We did put the answers below the quiz but try it without looking at them first ok?

1. Who is credited with explaining why things float or sink in water?
a. Plato
b. Chaucer
c. Archimedes
d. Da Vinci

2. One cubic foot of Salt Water weighs about _________.
a. 981.62 fluid ounces
b. 29,029.91 grams
c. 64 pounds
d. All of the above

3. Dropping a steel marble in a glass of water will__________.
a. Make the water level rise higher
b. Make the water level fall lower
c. Have no affect on the water level
d. Break the glass and should never be done

4. Standard snorkeling equipment should always include _________.
a. A weight belt
b. A Snorkeling Vest
c. A Wetsuit
d. Both b and c

5. Inhaling while snorkeling ________ your buoyancy.
a. Has no affect on
b. Increases and decreases
c. Increases
d. None of the above

6. Adding air to a snorkeling vest will help you float because ________
a. Air always rises in water
b. It helps to off-set negative buoyancy
c. It helps to off-set positive buoyancy
d. Both a and b

7. Buoyancy can be _______
a. positive
b. negative
c. neutral
d. all of the above

8. Fresh Water _________
a. More dense than Salt Water
b. The same density as Salt Water
c. Still contains some salt
d. None of the above

9. Ocean Liners float because _______
a. The water they displace is more than their weight
b. Their engines are tilted downward to push them up
c. They are coated with a water repellant paint
d. They use large sealed helium tanks

10. NaCl is more commonly known as _______
a. Chlorine
b. Aluminum Oxide
c. Salt
d. Vinyl Chloride

RELATED READING:
How Water Affects Your Buoyancy

 

 

 

ANSWERS
1. C Archimedes
2. D All of the Above
3. A Make the water level rise higher
4. B A Snorkeling Vest
5. C Increases
6. B It helps to off-set negative buoyancy
7. D all of the above
8. C Still contains some salt
9. A The water they displace is more than their weight
10. C Salt




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