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To which planet do National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists hope to send humans next?
a) Mars b) Jupiter c) d)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency responsible for the space program in the United States. What was the goal of NASA’s Apollo program?
a) to send a human to land on the Moon b) to search for life on planets other than Earth c) d)
Which two plates collided with each other to form the Himalaya Mountains?
a) Indo­Australian and Eurasian b) South American and Indo­Australian c) d)
Which two plates are responsible for earthquakes in California?
a) North American Plate and Pacific Plate b) South American Plate and Pacific Plate c) d)
Most of the United States is a part of which tectonic plate?
a) North American Plate b) South American Plate c) d)
Which of the following is visible through a reflecting telescope?
a) moons around Jupiter b) surface of Saturn c) d)
If the Earth did not tilt on its axis in relation to the sun, which of the following would also be true?
a) There would be no seasons b) One Earth­year would be 14% longer. c) d)
Lithospheric plates have moved to form land formations on the Earth's surface. Which land formation occurs as a result of the plates folding upon one another?
a) a mountain range b) a volcano c) d)
The length of a year on Earth is a little over 365 days. The length of a year on a planet is best described as the time it takes for which to occur?
a) the planet to revolve once around the Sun b) the planet to rotate once on its axis c) d)
What keeps the planets in orbit around the Sun?
a) gravity b) tides c) d)
There are some towns located in the valley of the Alpine mountains. During part of the year, these towns stay dark all day because the mountains block the Sun. During which season would the Sun be low enough in the sky that the village stays in the s
a) summer b) winter c) d)
What best describes the mantle of Earth?
a) a thin layer that is located on the surface b) the largest layer between the crust and outer core c) d)
Tides on Earth are mostly caused by the gravitational pull of
a) Sun b) Moon c) d)
Which event most likely takes place as the result of crustal movement along transform boundaries?
a) earthquakes b) volcanic activity c) d)
Which characteristic is shared by Earth and the Moon?
a) glaciers b) an orbit created by the force of gravity c) d)
The inner core of Earth is solid because of the
a) heat b) pressure c) d)
During winter
a) North hemisphere is tilted to the sun b) North hemisphere is tilted away from the sun c) d)
Which event most likely caused the formation of folded mountain ranges?
a) Tectonic plates on the earth pushed together. b) Tectonic plates on the earth pulled apart. c) d)
Earth’s distance from the Sun helps the planet sustain life. If the Sun were larger, what would most likely also have to be true for Earth to sustain life?
a) Earth would have to be further from the Sun. b) Earth would have to be closer to the Sun. c) d)
Which properties are most important to sustaining life on Earth?
a) distance from the sun, rocks and water b) time of rotation and revolution c) d)
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