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Earth and space 2nd and 3rd

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  • Q1
    Earth’s magnetic field protects us from:
    solar flares
    solar wind
  • Q2
    What is an effect of lower levels of solar radiation hitting Earth?
    increased phytoplankton activity
    decreased carbon dioxide levels
    increased incidences of skin cancer
    decreased rates of photosynthesis
  • Q3
    Which of these best describes Earth's hierarchy in space?
    Earth, solar system, local group, supercluster, universe
    Earth, solar system, galaxy, local group, supercluster, universe
    Sun, Earth, solar system, local group, universe
    Earth, solar system, local group, galaxy, universe, supercluster
  • Q4
    Theory that the universe began 13.7 billion years ago as a singularity that expanded is called
    The Theory of plate tectonics
    the Big Bang Theory
    The Theory of universal gravitation
  • Q5
    Which statement describes Earth's motion around the sun?
    Speed increases the closer Earth is to the sun and decreases the farther it is from the sun.
    Speed increases the farther Earth is from the sun and decreases the closer it is to the sun.
    speed of Earth is constant regardless of its distance from the sun.
    The speed of Earth is constant because the distance remains the same between Earth and the sun.
  • Q6
    Which statement is true?
    Earth rotates around the sun every 365 days
    Earth revolves on its axis every 24 hours
    Earth revolves on its axis and rotates around the sun
    Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the sun
  • Q7
    What causes Earth's seasons?
    the retrograde motion of Jupiter
    regularly timed solar flares from the sun
    The tilt of Earth's axis as it revolves around the sun
    The straight alignment of the sun, moon, and Earth
  • Q8
    Why can it be winter for the northern hemisphere in December, but summer in the southern hemisphere?
    The northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun in the winter and the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun, causing it to be summer in the southern hemisphere
    Because the moon sometimes gets in the way of the sun and causes the northern hemisphere to cool down
    The perihelion occurs in the Winter, causing the southern hemisphere to become warmer
    The uneven heating of the Earth causes sunlight to be directed more towards the southern hemisphere in December
  • Q9
    Which natural phenomenon occurs as a result of Earth rotating on its axis?
    movement of tectonic plates
    day and night
    deep ocean currents
  • Q10
    How does the tilt of Earth's axis affect the seasons?
    by deflecting the harmful rays of radiation emitted by the sun
    by influencing the rate of chemical reactions occurring in the atmosphere
    by changing the speed of the rotation of Earth
    by changing the amount of direct solar energy reaching the surface of Earth
  • Q11
    How does heat from the sun get to Earth?
    by convection, using liquids and gases to transfer the heat
    by radiation, using electromagnetic waves to transfer the heat
    by conduction, using solids to transfer the heat
    by absorption, using primary waves to transfer the heat
  • Q12
    Which describes the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion?
    Nuclear fission splits a heavier nucleus into smaller nuclei, and nuclear fusion is the process that produces the radiant energy of stars.
    Nuclear fission produces energy in nuclear power plants, and nuclear fusion produces the energy in the core of Earth.
    Nuclear fission produces the energy in the core of Earth, and nuclear fusion produces energy in nuclear power plants.
    Nuclear fission is produced in stars, and nuclear fusion splits nuclei into smaller nuclei.
  • Q13
    How does a straight alignment between Earth, the sun, and the moon impact the tides on Earth?
    It produces the least change in high and low tides.
    It produces the greatest change in high and low tides
    It produces diurnal tides.
    It produces semidiurnal tides.

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