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Who concluded that inertia and gravity act together to keep Earth in orbit around the sun?
a) Newton b) Copernicus c) the ancient Greek d) all of the above
Which is true?
a) Copernicus said that Earth was in the center of the solar system. b) Copernicus said that the sun was in the center of the solar system. c) d)
Copernicus said that the sun was in the center of the solar system.
a) Copernicus said that the sun was in the center of the solar system. b) Newton said that the sun was in the center of the solar system. c) d)
Which is true about the heliocentric model of the solar system?
a) The heliocentric model has the sun in the center of the solar system. b) The heliocentric model has Earth in the center of the solar system c) d)
At the time people did not believe the Earth was moving.
a) Copernicus said that Earth was in the center of the solar system. b) At the time many people believed Copernicus. c) At the time people did not believe the Earth was moving. d) All of the above
What does heliocentric mean?
a) Sun centered b) Earth centered c) Moon centered d) All of the above
Astronomy is the study of stars, moons, planets and other objects in space.
a) Astronomy is the study of stars, moons, planets and other objects in space. b) Astrology is the study of stars, moons, planets and other objects in space. c) d)
An ellipse is the shape of Earth’s orbit.
a) An eclipse is an oval shape. b) An ellipse is the shape of Earth’s orbit. c) d)
Which is true?
a) Earth has seasons because its axis is tilted as it revolves around the sun. b) Earth has seasons because its axis is tilted as it rotates around the sun. c) d)
The northern hemisphere tilts AWAY from the sun during our summer.
a) The northern hemisphere tilts AWAY from the sun during our summer. b) The northern hemisphere tilts TOWARD the sun during our summer. c) The northern hemisphere tilts AWAY from the sun during our winter. d) none of the above
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