Earth & Space

Quiz by Lisa

Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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14 questions
• Q1

Day and night is caused by what process shown in the photo below?

The Moon’s orbit around Earth

Earth’s rotation on its axis

Earth’s orbit around the Sun

Earth’s revolution on its axis

120s
5.8c
• Q2

FILL IN THE BLANK: Earth’s rotation is when the Earth ______ on it’s _______. This happens in _______.

Spins, axis, 24 hours

Spins, axis, 1 year

Spins, axis, 365 days

Goes around, the Sun, 365 days

120s
5.8c
• Q3

Earth’s rotation causes the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky. Which of the following is true?

The Sun rises and sets in the West.

The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West

The Sun rises and sets in the East.

The Sun rises in the West and sets in the East

120s
5.8c
• Q4

The following diagram shows the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky and shadows caused by this process. Fill in the black with the missing time.

10:00 am

3:00 pm

1:00 pm

3:00 am

120s
5.8c
• Q5

We can make predictions about shadows based on patterns of the Sun’s apparent movement across the sky. A student is observing the Sun at 12:00 pm (midday). Choose the answer choice and description that best describes the shadow the student will observe.

A - medium length, pointing towards the West

B - shortest length, pointing directly behind the cactus

D - longer length, pointing towards the East

C - medium length, pointing East

120s
5.8c
• Q6

True or false, the Moon is Earth's natural satellite and orbits the Earth approximately every 27 days.

true
false
True or False
120s
5.8d
• Q7

The diagram below shows a portion of the Moon phases. Label the "?" on the diagram with the correct phase shown.

Waning Gibbous

Waxing Gibbous

New Moon

Full Moon

120s
5.8d
• Q8

If July 23rd is a Full Moon, when could you expect the next Full Moon to occur?

July 31st

August 22nd

August 19th

September 22th

120s
5.8d
• Q9

Which of the following statements describes the process that causes the seasons on Earth?

The Earth's tilt on its axis as it orbits (revolves) around the Sun over 24 days

The Earth's tilt on its axis as it rotates around the Sun over 24 hours

The Earth's tilt on its axis as it orbits (revolves) around the Sun over 365 days or 1 year

The Earth's tilt on its axis as it rotates around the Sun over 365 days or 1 year

120s
5.8c
• Q10

True or false: The seasons are caused because the Earth gets closer to the Sun during particular months like Summer, which causes the temperature to increase.

false
true
True or False
120s
5.8c
• Q11

Using the diagram below, in which of the following positions would the Northern Hemisphere experience Summer and why?

D, because the Earth's axis is parallel to the Sun, causing the Northern hemisphere to receive moderate temperatures and equal days and nights

B, because the Earth's axis is tilted towards the Sun, causing the Northern hemisphere to receive more direct sunlight, longer days, and higher temperatures

A, because the Earth's axis is tilted towards the Sun, causing the Northern hemisphere to receive more direct sunlight, longer days, and higher temperatures

C, because the Earth's axis is tilted away from the Sun, causing the Northern hemisphere to receive more direct sunlight, longer days, and higher temperatures

120s
5.8c
• Q12

Using the diagram below, in which of the following positions would the Southern Hemisphere experience Summer and why?

C, because the Earth's axis is tilted away from the Sun, causing the Southern hemisphere to receive more direct sunlight, longer days, and higher temperatures

B, because the Earth's axis is tilted towards the Sun, causing the Southern hemisphere to receive more direct sunlight, longer days, and higher temperatures

A, because the Earth's axis is tilted towards the Sun, causing the Southern hemisphere to receive more direct sunlight, longer days, and higher temperatures

D, because the Earth's axis is parallel to the Sun, causing the Southern hemisphere to receive moderate temperatures and equal days and nights

120s
5.8c
• Q13

Use the image below and knowledge to select the correct answer choice of the planets in order from their position from the Sun.

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune

Venus, Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

120s
5.8d
• Q14

What does the yellow line in the image below represent and where is it located in space?

the Asteroid Belt, between the Milky Way and outer planets or Saturn and Jupiter

the Asteroid Belt, between the inner and outer planets or Mars and Jupiter

the Milky Way, between the inner and outer planets or Mars and Jupiter

the Asteroid Belt, between Neptune and Jupiter

120s
5.8d

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