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Griffin's Earth in the Universe

Quiz by Jennifer Griffin

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40 questions
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  • Q1
    A _________________________ is a machine that uses escaping gas to move
    space probe
    telescope
    satellite
    rocket
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  • Q2
    The _________________ takes pictures of stars, planets and galaxies as it whirls around Earth at about 17,000mph.
    Spitzer
    The Hubble
    Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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  • Q3
    What was the 1st satellite to capture images of Black Holes?
    Spitzer
    Chandra X-Ray Observatory
    The Hubble
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  • Q4
    A _________________ is an instrument that is used to make distant objects appear brighter and larger.
    x-ray
    space probe
    satellite
    telescope
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  • Q5
    The first artificial satellite launched into space was:
    The Hubble
    Chandra X-Ray Observatory
    Sputnik 1
    Explorer 1
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  • Q6
    The 4 inner planets all have:
    Liquid water
    Rocky Surfaces
    NASA space stations
    An atmosphere that contains oxygen
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  • Q7
    When the lit side of the moon appears to get bigger, we say the moon is:
    Warming
    Rising
    Waning
    Waxing
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  • Q8
    Each planet moves around the sun in a path the shape of a(n):
    Circle
    Spiral
    Ellipse
    Eclipse
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  • Q9
    Earth’s axis is tilted with respect to Earth’s orbit at an angle of:
    45.4 degrees
    28.2 degrees
    90 degrees
    23.5 degrees
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  • Q10
    When the people on Earth cannot see a moon, which phase is the moon in?
    Full Moon
    New Moon
    Waxing Crescent
    Waning Crescent
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  • Q11
    Which of the following best explains why the Sun appears to move across the sky every day?
    The sun orbits around earth
    Earth rotates on its axis
    The sun rotates on its axis
    Earth orbits around the sun
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  • Q12
    The alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon can produce shadows on the Earth or moon resulting in:
    Very long shadows
    Lunar or Solar Eclipses
    Vernal Equinox
    Very dark nights
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  • Q13
    The Moon and the Sun each exert a gravitational pull on the Earth, and this pull has a major impact on the Earth’s:
    tsunamis
    crops
    ocean tides
    hurricane seasons
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  • Q14
    Which is true?
    The Earth’s moon revolves around the Earth
    The earth revolves around the moon
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  • Q15
    The gravitational force of the _____________________ keeps our solar system together.
    Sun
    Mars
    Earth
    Moon
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  • Q16
    The yearly path of Earth around the Sun is called _________________________.
    Rotation
    Ellipse
    Tilt
    Revolution
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  • Q17
    It takes Earth 24 hours to complete a full:
    Revolution
    Tilt
    Rotation
    Ellipse
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  • Q18
    How many days does it take Earth to revolve around the sun?
    24
    23.5
    365
    29.8
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  • Q19
    The main cause of the seasons is __________________________.
    variations in the sun's energy.
    Earth's axis is tilted.
    the changing speed of Earth's revolution.
    the changing distance of Earth from the sun.
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  • Q20
    What is the main reason that summer is warmer than winter?
    Earth rotates slower around the Sun during the summer than it does the rest of the year.
    The tilt of Earth's axis results in more direct sunlight in the summer.
    Earth's magnetic field is stronger in the summer than it is the rest of the year.
    Earth is closer to the sun during the summer than during other seasons.
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