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Motions of the Earth

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  • Q1
    How long does the Earth take to complete one orbit or revolution around the sun?
    365 days 4 hours
    366 days
    365 days 6 hours
    365 days 25 hours
    30s
  • Q2
    Why is a Leap Year observed?
    Julian Calendar added the Leap Year.
    The Earth leaps over the Sun every 4 years.
    6 hours over 4 years makes an additional day.
    The Earth takes 24 extra day to revolve every four years.
    30s
  • Q3
    _________________ is responsible for causing day and night.
    Solstice
    Rotation
    Revolution
    Equinox
    30s
  • Q4
    Seasons are caused by-
    Collision of meteoroids on Earth’s surface.
    The amount of sunlight entering the Earth’s atmosphere.
    Earth spinning on its axis.
    Earth revolving around the sun.
    30s
  • Q5
    The imaginary line that separates day and night on the earth is called-
    Axis
    Circle of Illumination
    Circle of Imagination
    Orbit
    30s
  • Q6
    Which direction does the earth rotate?
    West to East
    North to South
    East to West
    East to South
    30s
  • Q7
    At what angle is the Earth tilted on its axis?
    90°
    66½°
    180°
    23½°
    30s
  • Q8
    When does June 21st become the longest day in the year?
    Winter Solstice
    Vernal Equinox
    Summer Solstice
    Autumnal Equinox
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the significance of 21st March?
    Start of Autumn season
    Start of spring season
    Longest night in the year
    Longest day in the year
    30s
  • Q10
    What is the term used to describe the Earth’s closest distance from the sun?
    Heliocentric
    Poseidon
    Perihelion
    Aphelion
    30s
  • Q11
    When is earth farthest from the sun?
    June 4
    August 4
    May 4
    July 4
    30s
  • Q12
    Which word translates to ‘equal days and nights’?
    Eclipse
    Equator
    Equinox
    Solstice
    30s
  • Q13
    If a place is experiencing spring on September 23rd, which hemisphere is the place located?
    Southern
    Eastern
    Western
    Northern
    30s
  • Q14
    Italy experiences autumn from September to November. Which hemisphere is Italy located?
    Southern
    Northern
    Eastern
    Western
    30s

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