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“The Cycle of the Seasons in Astronomy” Quiz

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  • Q1
    The southern solstice is traditionally referred to as the (in the northern hemisphere):
    Summer solstice
    Perihelion
    March solstice
    Winter solstice
    45s
  • Q2
    This is the time when the sun is in its southernmost point:
    When it's winter in the northern hemisphere
    When it's winter in the southern hemisphere
    During fall in the northern hemisphere
    During the summer solstice
    45s
  • Q3
    The point in Earth's orbit where it's closest to the sun is called the:
    Aphelion
    Fall equinox
    Perihelion
    Spring solstice
    45s
  • Q4
    This marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere:
    Southern solstice
    Eastern solstice
    Northern solstice
    Western solstice
    45s
  • Q5
    March 19th 2020 was the date that marks the:
    Vernal (March) Equinox
    Autumnal (September) Equinox
    Vernal (September) Equinox
    Winter Solstice
    45s
  • Q6
    Many places have................seasons in a year.
    5
    4
    6
    7
    45s
  • Q7
    Why is it that there are different seasons on Earth?
    because the clouds block out the Sun
    because of the Moon's rotation around Earth
    because of the distance Earth is from the Sun
    because Earth is tilted on an axis
    45s
  • Q8
    When part of Earth is tilted toward the Sun and experiencing summer, what season is the other part of Earth experiencing?
    summer
    spring
    fall
    winter
    45s
  • Q9
    Which comparison is true about autumn day length?
    autumn has longer days than summer
    autumn has longer days than winter
    autumn has the same day length as winter
    autumn has the same day length as summer
    45s
  • Q10
    In what season does snow usually fall?
    Winter
    Fall
    Summer
    Spring
    45s
  • Q11
    When do animals like blue jays and squirrels save up seeds and nuts?
    Spring
    Fall
    Winter
    Summer
    45s
  • Q12
    In which season do trees have buds?
    Winter
    Fall
    Summer
    Spring
    45s
  • Q13
    Leaves start to change color during which season?
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
    Fall
    45s
  • Q14
    Which is the hottest season of the year?
    Fall
    Summer
    Spring
    Winter
    45s

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