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the moon and the earth

Quiz by KM Dailey

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16 questions
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  • Q1
    A Planet is
    moon
    axis
    a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.
    star
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  • Q2
    a celestial body orbiting the earth or another planet.
    Mars
    Pluto
    Jupiter
    satellite
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  • Q3
    a meteor is
    an artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication.
    a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.
    a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light.
    a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.
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  • Q4
    a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun.
    satellite
    meteor
    comet
    planet
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  • Q5
    a star
    a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.
    a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star
    a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light
    a celestial body orbiting the earth or another object
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  • Q6
    a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure
    comet
    constellation
    meteor
    star
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  • Q7
    axis
    the action of rotating around an axis or center
    the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution.
    a single orbit of one object around another or about an axis or center.
    an imaginary line about which a body rotates.
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  • Q8
    the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution.
    orbit
    rotation
    revolution
    satellite
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  • Q9
    rotation is
    a single orbit of one object around another
    the action of rotating around an axis or center.
    The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution.
    a celestial body orbiting the earth or another object.
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  • Q10
    a single orbit of one object around another or about an axis or center
    rotation
    satellite
    orbit
    revolution
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  • Q11
    Lunar calendar
    Calendar based on the sun
    sports team calendar
    calendar based on the days of the month
    calendar based on the different phases of the moon,
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  • Q12
    either of the two times in the year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.
    equinox
    lunar calendar
    ellipse
    solstice
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  • Q13
    equinox is
    a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star
    a single orbit of one object around another
    either of two times in the year when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days
    the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20).
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  • Q14
    any theory of the structure of the solar system (or the universe) in which Earth is assumed to be at the centre of all. The most highly developed geocentric system was that of Ptolemy of Alexandria (2nd century CE).
    equinox
    ellipse
    heliocentric
    geocentric
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  • Q15
    what is the heliocentric model of the solar system
    either of the two moments in the year when the Sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are of equal length;
    a cosmological model in which the Sun is assumed to lie at or near a central point (e.g., of the solar system or of the universe) while the Earth and other bodies revolve around it.
    any theory about the stars, moon, or planets
    any theory of the structure of the solar system (or the universe) in which Earth is assumed to be at the centre of all.
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  • Q16
    an oval
    orbit
    ellipse
    axis
    equinox
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