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How long does it take the moon to go from full moon ohase to new moon phase?
a) one week b) two weeks c) three weeks d) four weeks
One of the planets known to have rings is
a) Venus b) Mars c) Uranus d) Mercury
During the period that the moon's phases are changing from new to full, the moon is
a) waning b) approaching Earth c) waxing d) exhibiting retrograde motion
Seasons are caused by
a) Earth's rotation b) precession c) Earth's tilted axis d) Earth's distance from the sun
What is the shape of a planet's orbit
a) elliptical b) circular c) irregular d) paranolic
What movement of Earth is responsible for night and day?
a) rotation b) revolution c) precession d) perigee
The measure of the total amount of matter an object contains is called
a) density b) mass c) volume d) weight
The geocentric model of the universe stated that
a) Earth revolved around the celestial sphere b) the sun was the center of the uiverse c) Earth was a wanderer d) Earth was the center of the universe
Global winds move warm air toward the
a) equator b) oceans c) atmosphere d) poles
The boundary that seperates different air masses is called a(n)
a) front b) cyclone c) anticyclone d) storm
Which force generates winds?
a) the Coriolis effect b) gravity c) pressure differences d) friction
The force exerted by the weight of the air above is
a) air pressure b) convergence c) the coriolis effect d) divergence
Which term describes the conversion of a solid directly to a gas, without passing through the liquid state?
a) evaporation b) sublimation c) condensation d) deposition
The change of state from a gas to a liquid is called
a) evaporation b) sublimation c) condensation d) deposition
Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are all examples of
a) evaporation b) sublimation c) precipitation d) deposition
What is the lowest layer of the atmosphere?
a) thermosphere b) troposphere c) stratosphere d) mesosphere
What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
a) oxygen b) nitrogen c) carbon dioxide d) hydrogen
Which of the following is NOT a Jovian planet?
a) Earth b) Saturn c) Neptune d) Uranus
Which on the following is NOT a terrestrial planet?
a) Mercury b) Earth c) Mars d) Jupiter
The most obvious difference between the terrestrial and the Jovian planets is
a) color b) size c) orbital velocity d) length of day
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