Earth-Sun-Moon System: Question Preview (ID: 28533)


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What is the diameter of the Moon compared to the Earth diameter?
a) about 4 times larger than the Earth's diameter b) about 1/4 of the Earth's diameter c) about 1/30 of the Earth's diameter d) about 3o Earth diameters
What is the diameter of the Sun compared to the Earth's diameter?
a) about 30 times larger than the Earth's diameter b) about 12,000 times larger than the Earth's diameter c) about 1,392,000 times larger than the Earth's diameter d) about 109 times larger than the Earth's diameter
How far away is the Moon from the Earth?
a) about 30 Earth diameters b) about 3,474 Earth diameters c) about 12,756 Earth diameters d) about 1,392,000 Earth diameters
How far away is the Sun from the Earth?
a) about 12,756 Earth diameters b) about 3,474 Earth diameters c) about 11,800 Earth diameters d) about 1,392,000 Earth diameters
The definition of rotate is
a) to orbit another object b) to move from west to east c) to move in a circle around the Sun d) to spin around an axis
The definition of revolve is
a) to orbit another object b) to move from west to east c) to move in a circle around the Sun d) to spin around an axis
What are three things that affect the times of sunrise and sunset on Earth?
a) tilt, rotation, longitude b) tilt, latitude, location of Earth in its orbit c) tilt, latitude, longitude d) rotation, revolution, latitude, longitude
Why does the Sun appear to move in a path across the sky?
a) gods in chariots are pulling it across the sky b) the revolution of the Earth around the Sun c) the tilt of the Earth's axis and latitude d) the rotation of the Earth around its axis
How long does it take the Earth to make one orbit around the Sun?
a) 13 months b) 285 days c) 173 1/2 days d) 365 1/4 days
About how long does it take the Moon to make one orbit around the Earth?
a) about 180 days b) about 51 days c) about 32 days d) about 28 days
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