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The Sun, the Moon and the Earth

Quiz by Caity Eason

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    The diagram shows the sun, the Earth, and the moon in space. Which statement is correct about their rotational relationships?
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    The Earth orbits the sun, and the moon orbits the Earth.
    The sun orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the sun.
    The moon orbits the sun, and the Earth orbits the moon.
    The Earth orbits the moon and the sun.
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  • Q2
    The sun produces and gives off ___________.
    heat and light
    dust
    sound
    atmospheres
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  • Q3
    The _____________ is a natural satellite that orbits the Earth.
    star
    Pluto
    sun
    moon
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  • Q4
    Why does the sun appear brighter than the other stars in the sky?
    The sun is closer to Earth than the other stars.
    The other stars are closer to Earth than the sun.
    The sun is made of brighter light than the other stars.
    The sun is larger than the other stars.
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  • Q5
    The __________ is the source of almost all energy on Earth.
    Sun
    moon
    lights
    stars
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  • Q6
    The Earth has an atmosphere of _________________ around it.
    water
    light
    gasses
    grass
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  • Q7
    The _________ has no atmosphere.
    moon
    Saturn
    None of the above
    Earth
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  • Q8
    What is the name of the central star in our solar system?
    Sun
    Earth
    Moon
    Star
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  • Q9
    Stella tells her teacher that we see the moon because it is a very bright planet. Which of the following statements would her teacher most likely say in response to Stella?
    Yes, the moon shines brightly in the night sky.
    Yes, the moon does shine bright but it is actually a star.
    No, the moon is actually a planet that reflects light from Earth.
    No, the moon is Earth’s satellite and it is only visible to us because it reflects light from the sun.
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  • Q10
    Which of the following statement(s) about the sun is true?
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    Claim 4 only
    Claim 2, 3, and 4 only
    Claim 1 and 4 only
    Claim 1 and 2 only
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