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Things in our solar system orbit the sun because
a) it's the brightest object in the solar system b) it's the most massive item in the solar system c) it's the most magnetic item in the solar system d) all of the above
If the Sun's gravitational pull stopped, Earth would fly off in a straight line.
a) True b) False c) d)
It takes Earth ___ to revolve around the Sun
a) 12 hours b) 24 hours c) 365 days d) 29.5 days
An astronomical unit (AU) is equal to
a) the distance between Earth and the Sun b) the distance between Earth and the Moon c) the distance between the Earth and Mars d) the distance light travels in one year
It takes Earth ___ days to rotate on its axis.
a) 12 hours b) 24 hours c) 365 days d) 29.5 days
The tilt of the Earth is responsible for
a) day and night b) global warming c) the seasons d) none of the above
When there is an equal number of daylight hours and darkness, you have experienced a(n)
a) solstice b) eclipse c) equilibrium d) equinox
A solstice can be
a) the shortest day (light hours) b) the longest day (light hours) c) the day with equal hours of daylight and darkness d) both a and b
The Moon orbits the Earth because of
a) magnetism b) gravity c) a very long string d) it is a huge fan of Earth
The surface of the Moon is smooth.
a) True b) False c) d)
How did the Moon form?
a) It ws a comet that was sucked into Earth's gravitational pull b) It was a star that has been dead for a long time c) It formed from pieces of Earth that broke off after something collided with it d) None of the above
The same side of the Moon faces us because it rotates at the same rate that it orbits us.
a) True b) False c) d)
The Sun has more effect over the tides than the Moon because it is bigger.
a) True b) False c) d)
High tides occur in locations on Earth that are
a) closest to the Moon b) farthest away from the Moon c) halfway between low tides d) both a and b
Spring tides are when high tides are lower than usual.
a) True b) False c) d)
A lunar eclipse occurs when
a) the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun b) the Sun is between the Earth and the Moon c) the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon d) all of the above
Small, rocky, icy objects that orbit the Sn are called
a) moons b) dwarf planets c) asteroids d) comets
When a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere, it produces a streak of light called a(n)
a) asteroid b) meteor c) meteorite d) comet
Which is NOT an inner planet?
a) Mercury b) Earth c) Mars d) Neptune
THe outer planets are also known as
a) gas giants b) terrestrial planets c) rocky planets d) dirty snowballs
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