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Sun, Moon, Earth

Quiz by Catherine Swafford

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25 questions
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  • Q1
    What occurs when the moon is between the sun and the Earth?
    solar eclipse
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  • Q2
    What occurs when the Earth is between the sun and the moon?
    lunar eclipse
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  • Q3
    What are the 2 days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun?
    solstice
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  • Q4
    What are the 2 days of the year on which the noon sun is directly overhead at either 23.5 South or 23.5 North?
    equinox
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  • Q5
    If it is summer in the northern hemisphere, what is the next season in the southern hemisphere?
    fall
    winter
    summer
    spring
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  • Q6
    It is a new moon now, how long until a full moon?
    7 days
    1 month
    2 weeks
    27 days
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  • Q7
    Because the moon rotates once for each revolution around Earth
    the far side is only visible during a full moon
    a different side of the moon faces Earth each day
    you never see the far side of the moon
    you see some phases more that others
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  • Q8
    On which day are night and day equal?
    eclipse
    equinox
    perhelion
    new moon
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  • Q9
    Why does the Earth experience seasons?
    Earth's axis is tilted as it moves around the sun
    there is more heated concentrated at the equator than at the poles
    the sun's gravity causes temperatures to changes with the seasons
    Earth's distance from the sun changes during the year
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  • Q10
    Why do we have day and night?
    Earth's revolution around the sun
    the tilt of the Earth's axis
    Eclipses
    Earth's rotation on its axis
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  • Q11
    On what day would you have 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night?
    October 21
    March 21
    June 21
    December 21
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  • Q12
    How long does it take the moon to go from full moon to full moon?
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    1 month
    1 day
    1 week
    1 year
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  • Q13
    If you wanted to see a 1st quarter moon happening on August 1st but the sky is cloudy when would be your next chance to see a 1st quarter moon?
    September 15
    August 15
    September 5
    August 30
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  • Q14
    What makes the moon shine?
    radioactivity
    it has its own light
    reflecting Earth light
    reflecting sunlight
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  • Q15
    What does waxing mean?
    increasing size
    staying the same size
    getting darker
    decreasing size
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  • Q16
    What does waning mean?
    decreasing size
    getting lighter
    staying the same
    increasing size
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  • Q17
    When the north end of Earth's axis tilts toward the sun, North America experiences which season?
    more direct rays and longer days
    more indirect rays and shorter days
    more direct rays and shorter days
    more indirect rays and longer days
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  • Q18
    How much of the sunlit side of the moon facing Earth determines what?
    phases
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  • Q19
    What is the lightest part of a shadow?
    penumbra
    waxing
    waning
    umbra
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  • Q20
    What is the darkest part of a shadow?
    penumbra
    umbra
    waxing
    waning
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