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Which of the following correctly describes what happens on March 21?
a) The amount of daylight is greater in the Northern Hemisphere. b) The amount of daylight is greater in the Southern Hemisphere. c) The amount of daylight is equal in both hemispheres. d) The amount of daylight at the equator is greater than either hemisphere.
When it is winter at the north pole, what season is it in the United States?
a) winter b) spring c) summer d) fall
Which parts of Earth receives the most direct solar energy?
a) the poles b) the equator c) midway between the poles and the equator d) it is equal at all points on Earth’s surface
During which season does Tennessee have the greatest number of daylight hours?
a) summer b) fall c) winter d) spring
Which of the following places would most likely be warm on December 25?
a) Nashville, TN b) Montreal, Canada c) London, England d) Sydney, Australia
Which of the following terms does not belong with the others?
a) year b) day c) period of revolution d) 365 days
The time required for the Earth to rotate once on its axis is called a(n)
a) day b) night c) revolution d) year
The time when the sun is directly above the equator is called a(n)
a) axis b) rotation c) equinox d) solstice
The time when the sun is farthest north or south of the equator is called a(n)
a) solstice b) equinox c) vernal d) autumnal
How does the sunlight strike the Earth in the Northern Hemisphere during summer?
a) very angled b) from various directions c) almost straight up and down d) it doesn't
e sunlight strike the Earth in the Northern Hemisphere during winter?
a) very angled b) from various directions c) almost straight up and down d) it doesn't
Which of the following happens at the solstices?
a) The number of daylight hours equals the number of nighttime hours b) Either spring or fall begins. c) The sun is directly above the equator. d) Either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere tilts towards the sun.
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