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What causes the tides to rise and fall on Earth?
a) the gravitational pull of the stars b) wind c) earthquakes d) the gravitational pull of the moon
Which motion of a solar system body takes the least amount of time?
a) Earth completing one rotation on its axis b) Earth completing one revolution around the sun c) the moon completing one revolution around Earth d) a comet completing one orbit around the sun
Which statement is true about how day and night occur on Earth?
a) The Sun revolves around the Earth, causing day and night. b) Night occurs when the Moon gets between the Earth and the Sun. c) Day and night occur when Earth tilts on its axis. d) The rotation of Earth on its axis causes day and night to occur.
About how long does it take for the Moon to complete its cycle of phases?
a) 9 months b) 24 hours c) 29.5 days d) a year
Stars in the night sky are actually larger than the moon, yet they look smaller. Why do stars look smaller than the moon when viewed from Earth?
a) stars are much farther away from Earth than the moon b) some of the light coming from stars scatters before it reaches Earth c) the sun reflects some light coming from stars back into space d) the moon blocks out parts of the stars
upiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Why does Venus look larger than Jupiter in the night sky as viewed from Earth?
a) Some of the light produced by Jupiter is blocked by Earth. b) Venus is closer to Earth than Jupiter. c) Venus releases more heat than Jupiter. d) The composition of Jupiter makes it seem smaller than Venus.
On which planet is one day the longest?
a) Jupiter b) Mars c) Venus d) Earth
Which of the following is NOT an outer planet?
a) Jupiter b) Neptune c) Saturn d) Venus
Which of these lists identifies only biotic factors in a desert environment?
a) producers, consumers, and decomposers b) air, cacti, lizards, and soil nutrients c) plants, animals, sand, and rocks d) sand, sunlight, rocks, and cacti
During only which phase of the moon can a solar eclipse take place?
a) new moon b) first quarter c) full moon d) third quarter
Which best describes how often a high tide occurs at a specific location?
a) twice a week b) twice a day c) twice a month d) twice a year
During spring tides, high tides are higher than normal and low tides are lower than normal. What is the most likely cause of spring tides?
a) an increase in wind speed b) C. the Sun, Earth, and Moon line up c) the Sun, Earth, and Moon forming a right angle d) C. the Sun, Earth, and Moon line up
What causes a lunar eclipse to occur?
a) The moon’s shadow falls on Earth. b) The sun’s shadow falls on Earth c) The moon’s shadow falls on the sun. d) Earth’s shadow falls on the moon.
The ocean is a biome with many biotic and abiotic factors. The abiotic factors in this biome include
a) sharks b) algae c) shrimp d) salt water
Which moon phase occurs when the moon is between the sun and Earth?
a) full moon b) new moon c) third quarter d) waxing crescent
In which biome are evergreen trees an important biotic factor?
a) tropical rain forest b) grassland c) taiga d) desert
The tropical rain forest is a biome with many biotic and abiotic factors. Abiotic factors in this biome include
a) 200-400 cm of rainfall each year b) less than 50 cm of rainfall each year c) cold temperatures d) tall trees with broad leaves
Which biome is characterized by cold temperatures, little precipitation, and animals such as wolves and caribou?
a) tundra b) savanna c) desert d) rain forest
The tundra is a biome with many biotic and abiotic factors. The abiotic factors in this biome include
a) arctic foxes b) arctic hares c) lemmings d) permafrost
During spring tides, high tides are higher than normal and low tides are lower than normal. What is the most likely cause of spring tides?
a) the Sun, Earth, and Moon forming a right angle b) an increase in wind speed c) the Sun, Earth, and Moon line up d) the stars line up
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