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GPS Receiver Quiz
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About This Quiz

The GPS Receiver Quiz at HowStuffWorks will test your knowledge of GPS. How much do you really know?

GPS stands for Global Positioning System. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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What do GPS devices use to pinpoint locations?

GPS devices use satellites to pinpoint locations. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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How many satellites are included in the Global Positioning System?

There are 27 (with 24 in use) satellites included in the Global Positioning System. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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Around what object do GPS satellites orbit?

GPS satellites orbit around the Earth. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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Upon which mathematical principle is the GPS system based?

The GPS system is based on trilateration. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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Which of the following statements is true?

Typically, a GPS costs around $100.00. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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How many satellite distances must a GPS receiver know in order to track its location?
1
3
5

A GPS receiver must know 3 satellite distances in order to track its location. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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How many times does a GPS satellite orbit the Earth in one day?

A GPS satellite orbits the Earth 2 times in one day. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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How many satellites are "visible" in the sky at one time?

There are at least 4 satellite "visible" in the sky at one time. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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How are GPS satellites powered?

GPS satellites are powered through solar-power. <a href="http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps.htm">How GPS Receivers Work</a>

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