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Astronomy review 1

Quiz by Lee Ann Starnes

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    During what time of the day would it be difficult to see your shadow?
    early morning
    late afternoon
    4 pm
    noon
    30s
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  • Q2
    What time of day would C have on the diagram above?
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    daytime
    nighttime
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  • Q3
    If you lived at point A in the diagram above, what time of day would you have?
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    daytime
    nighttime
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  • Q4
    Why does the sun appear brighter to us than other stars do?
    It has a yellow color that other stars do not have.
    It is bigger than any other star.
    It is closer to Earth than any other star.
    It has more gases in it than other stars do.
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  • Q5
    What is the main source of the moon's light?
    Earth
    stars in the night sky
    the moon
    The sun
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  • Q6
    Why does the sun appear to set in the west?
    because the Earth spins from west to east
    because the sun is closer to the Earth's west than its east
    Because the sun moves from east to west
    because the sun moves past the sun from east to west
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  • Q7
    Which of the following is one cause of the Earth's seasons?
    Earth's water cycle
    Earth's distance from the sun
    Earth's rotation
    Earth's tilt on its axis
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  • Q8
    What is the main reason we can see the Moon?
    The Moon reflects light from the Earth.
    The Moon reflects light from the Sun.
    The Moon produces its own light.
    The Moon is larger than stars.
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  • Q9
    Which picture shows the shadow that would be created by the light source shinning on the pencil?
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    A
    B
    D
    C
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  • Q10
    What time of day would the picture be taken?
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    noon
    9:30 a.m.
    8:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m.
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  • Q11
    Students measure the length of a flagpole shadow several times during a day. The students recorded their data in the table below. What is the length of the flagpole shadow at 1 pm?
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    6 meters
    2 meters
    4 meters
    0 meters
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  • Q12
    Which of these best shows the position of the summer sun at noontime in South Carolina?
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    A
    D
    B
    C
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  • Q13
    Which diagram shows the flagpole at 5:00 pm on a summer day?
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    D
    C
    B
    A
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  • Q14
    A student is looking for evidence that Earth is always rotating on its axis. Which of the following would provide the best evidence?
    The presence of other planets in the night sky
    The appearance of shadows changing throughout the day
    The different amount of rain that falls each day
    The different phases of the moon in a month
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  • Q15
    Earth would not have seasons if it —
    stopped rotating on its axis
    revolved around the sun in the opposite direction
    no longer tilted on its axis
    took an additional month to orbit the sun
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