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Earth in Space

Quiz by Gwyn Bixler

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15 questions
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  • Q1
    The spinning of Earth on it's axis
    Rotation
    30s
  • Q2
    imaginary line passing through Earth's center and North and South poles
    Axis
    30s
  • Q3
    Movement of one object around another
    Revolution
    30s
  • Q4
    a circular or elliptical path
    Orbit
    30s
  • Q5
    a system of organizing time that defines the beginning, length, and divisions of a year
    Calendar
    30s
  • Q6
    Earth is tilted on its axis while it revolves around the sun
    reason for seasons
    30s
  • Q7
    when the sun is farthest north or south of the equator
    solstice
    30s
  • Q8
    when the noon sun is directly overhead at the equator
    equinox
    30s
  • Q9
    first day of spring, March 21
    vernal equinox
    30s
  • Q10
    first day of fall, September 22
    autumnal equinox
    30s
  • Q11
    first day of summer, June 21
    summer solstice
    30s
  • Q12
    first day of winter, December 21
    winter solstice
    30s
  • Q13
    Added one day every four years to the calendar
    Romans
    30s
  • Q14
    Created one of the first calendars
    Egyptians
    30s
  • Q15
    What are the two major ways the Earth moves through space?
    Solstice and equinox
    Orbit and rotation
    Rotation and revolution
    Orbit and revolution
    30s

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