Astronomy: Earth in Space

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11 questions
• Q1
Earth’s rotation takes about
365 days.
24 hours.
6 months.
1 month.
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• Q2
Day and night are caused by
the tilt of Earth’s axis.
Earth’s revolution around the sun.
Earth’s rotation on its axis.
eclipses.
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• Q3
One complete revolution of Earth around the sun takes about
one eclipse.
one season.
one rotation.
one year.
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• Q4
Earth has seasons because
its axis is tilted as it moves around the sun.
the temperature of the sun changes.
the distance between Earth and the sun changes.
it rotates on its axis.
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• Q5
The two factors that combine to keep Earth and the moon in their orbits are
gravity and inertia
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• Q6
When the north end of Earth’s axis is tilted toward the sun, North America will experience
more direct rays and longer days.
more direct rays and shorter days.
more indirect rays and shorter days.
more indirect rays and longer days.
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• Q7
An equinox occurs when
neither end of Earth’s axis is tilted toward or away from the sun.
the north end of Earth’s axis is tilted away from the sun.
the north end of Earth’s axis is tilted toward the sun.
Earth’s axis is parallel to the sun’s rays.
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• Q8
All objects are attracted to each other by the force of
mass.
inertia.
gravity.
weight.
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• Q9
In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is
farthest south.
farthest north.
closest to Earth.
at the equator.
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• Q10
The tendency of a moving object to continue moving in a straight line or a stationary object to remain in place is called
inertia
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• Q11
The strength of the force of gravity depends on
the weight of the objects and their speeds.
the masses of the objects and their weights.
the masses of the objects and the distance between them.
the masses of the objects and their speeds.
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