Which statements correctly describe Earth’s magnetic field?

Question

Which statements correctly describe Earth’s magnetic field? Check all that apply.

A) Field lines enter Earth near the North Pole.

B) The magnetic pole near Antarctica is a north pole.

C) Compasses point toward a magnetic pole that is a north pole.

D) Field lines circle Earth from east to west.

E) A compass can lead a hiker to the geographic North Pole.

Answer

Option A) Field lines enter Earth near the North Pole.

Option D) Field lines circle Earth from east to west.  and

Option E) A compass can lead a hiker to the geographic North Pole.

Explanation :

A) The earth’s magnetic field lines are observed to enter near the north pole because it is the magnetic pole; which is the point were the magnetic field lines are vertical and enter the earth.

D) The magnetic field line are believed to start from east and end in west similar to the meridians.

E) The Earth is considered as a magnet which seems to interact with other magnets in a way, so the north end of a compass magnet is drawn to align with the Earth’s magnetic field.

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