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If Mercury is 58 million km away from the sun, which planet is approximately 4 times the distance
a) Earth at 158 million km b) Jupiter at 778 million km c) Mars at 228 million km d) Venus at 108 million km
How far has earth travelled around the sun when it gas gone 270 days?
a) one fourth of the way b) half way around c) Three fourths of the way d) one eighth the way around
One solar day on Jupiter lasts only 9 hours and 50 minutes. What causes a solar day?
a) diameter of the planet b) rotational speed of the planet c) speed of a planet in orbit around the sun d) diameter of the orbit of a planet around the sun
Which planet takes the most time to revolve around the sun?
a) Mercury b) Venus c) Earth d) Mars
Which force is responsible for the orbiting of the Moon around the Earth?
a) Friction b) Electricity c) Gravitational d) Magnetism
The Sun appears to move across the sky during the day. The best explanation for this apparent motion is that Earth is:
a) rotating on its axis b) revolving around the Sun c) much smaller than the Sun d) tilted on its axis
We live in the _________________________ galaxy
a) Milky Spiral b) Milky Way c) Snickers d) Solar Swirl
Approximately how long does it take Earth to make one complete revolution?
a) 24 hours b) 6 months c) 1 day d) 365.25 days
The period of ___________ for Earth is 24 hours
a) Quarter b) Rotation c) Spinning d) Revolution
Which motion causes the constellation Orion to be visible at night from Maryland in winter but not in summer?
a) rotation of Earth b) rotation of Orion c) revolution of Earth d) revolution of Orion
The solar system containing Earth consists of a sun and planets.
a) The planets rotate around the sun. b) The planets revolve around the Milky Way galaxy. c) The sun rotates around the planets. d) The planets revolve around the sun.
In the first half of the lunar cycle, the growing part of the moon appears on the ______ side. After full moon when the moon is waning, the illuminated part of the moon appears on the ______ side.
a) right, left b) left, right c) right, right d) left, left
At new moon:
a) the Earth receives no sunlight. b) the side of the moon facing the Earth receives full sunlight. c) the moon is between the Earth and the sun d) A and B
At first and third quarter moon phases:
a) the moon is basically at a 90 degree angle from the sun. b) half of the side of the moon we can see shines c) A and B d) none of these
The phases of the moon are produced by:
a) the spin of the Earth b) varying amounts of sunlight reaching the side of the moon that faces Earth c) varying amounts of sunlight reaching the side of the moon that faces the sun d) the orbit of the Earth around the moon
At full moon:
a) the side of the moon facing the Earth receives no sunlight. b) the side of the moon facing the Earth receives full sunlight. c) the moon is between the Earth and the sun d) none of these
Why do we always see the same side of the moon?
a) The moon doesn't reflect light on the far side. b) The earth revolves around the moon. c) The period of rotation and revolution are both about 29.5 days d) The moon rotates clockwise while the earth rotates counterclockwise therefore causing only one side of the moon to be seen.
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