Mariner's Compass & Periscopes: Definition & Use


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At what angles are the mirrors in a periscope positioned?

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1. What device is only found on submarines?

2. What part of the submarine is the periscope located?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your understanding of how a compass and periscope work by answering the questions in this quiz/worksheet assessment. You will need to know where these devices were used and identify parts of these devices to successfully complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be ready to do the following when you take this quiz:

  • Describe at what angles the mirrors in a periscope are positioned
  • Name which device is exclusively used by submarines and where it's located
  • State in which direction the marked end of a compass's needle points
  • Discuss what a compass uses to determine direction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what is used by a compass to determine direction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what devices is found only on submarines
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about periscope mirrors

Additional Learning

If you're looking for further direction regarding this topic, you will find the lesson titled Mariner's Compass & Periscopes: Definition & Use to be helpful. This lesson covers the following:

  • Terms used to describe which way you are heading
  • Parts of a compass
  • How far a periscope can be turned
  • How periscopes were used during wartime