Astronomy Assessment #1 Review

QuizÂ by Rachel Simon _ Staff - WendellMS

Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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20 questions
• Q1
How long does it take for Earth to rotate one time on its axis?
300s
• Q2
How long does it take for Earth to revolve one time around the sun?
300s
• Q3
Which day of the year is the SHORTEST day of the year in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE?
The Winter Solstice
The Fall Equinox
The Spring Equinox
The Summer Solstice
300s
• Q4
Which day of the year is the LONGEST day of the year in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE?
The Spring Equinox
The Summer Solstice
The Winter Solstice
The Fall Equinox
300s
• Q5
Which one of these dates has equal hours of daylight and darkness?
Winter/Summer Solstice
January 1st/June 1st
No day has equal hours of daylight and darkness
Fall/Spring Equinox
300s
• Q6
How much is the Earth's axis tilted?
90 degrees
180 degrees
0 degrees
23.5 degrees
300s
• Q7
Which one of the following marks the change of a season?
Both solstices and equinoxes
Equinoxes
Neither a solstice or an equinox
Solstices
300s
• Q8
True or false: During an Equinox the whole planet experiences 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
True
False
300s
• Q9
True or false: the Earth is always moving.
False
True
300s
• Q10
What movement of the Earth causes day and night?
Orbit
Tilt
Rotation
Revolution
300s
• Q11
Most places on Earth experience how many seasons?
4
2
1
3
300s
• Q12
True or false: During an equinox the Sun is directly over head at the equator.
True
False
300s
• Q13
Which one of the following occurs twice a year?
Both solstices and equinoxes
Solstices
Neither a solstice or an equinox
Equinoxes
300s
• Q14
Seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis as it ______________________ around the sun.
Revolves
Flips
Spins
Rotates
300s
• Q15
True or false: The part of the Earth's axis that is titled towards the sun stays the same throughout the year.
True
False
300s

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