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What causes the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere?
a) The Earth is farther away from the Sun in its orbit. b) fewer solar storms c) The Northern Hemisphere tilted away from the Sun on the Earth's axis d) The Northern Hemisphere tilted toward the Sun on the Earth's axis
What is an equinox?
a) When the Earth is tilted neither toward or away from the Sun, creating nearly equal day and night b) Easter c) The spring season d) When the Earth is tilted toward the Sun, creating nearly equal day and night
The line on which an object rotates is defined as _________________.
a) revolution axis b) spin axis c) tilt axis d) rotation axis
What causes day and night?
a) solar flares b) darkness c) revolution around the sun, so that Earth is sometimes closer to the sun d) rotation of the Earth on its axis, so that one side is lit by the Sun at a time
Why does Earth revolve?
a) It has a Moon. b) It is spinning in space on its axis c) Its axis is tilted. d) The Sun’s gravity pulls on it.
The yearly orbit of Earth around the Sun is called its ____.
a) rotation b) tilt c) revolution d) ellipse
Which letter shows Earth’s position in December in the Northern Hemisphere?
a) A b) D c) C d) B
The seasons are caused by ___________.
a) the direction Earth’s rotational axis is pointed with respect to the Sun b) the tides of the ocean c) the shape of Earth’s orbit d) the distance Earth is from the Sun
Not only is the summer solstice the longest day of the year, it is also the day on which _____________.
a) the Sun is lowest in the sky b) sunrise comes latest c) the Sun appears to be highest in the sky d) sunset comes earliest
A light source is shining on a vertical surface or a slanted surface as shown below. Which statement is correct?
a) The light energy that hits the vertical surface is stronger because it is concentrated on a smaller b) The light energy that hits the slanted surface is stronger because it is concentrated on a smaller a c) The light energy that hits the slanted surface is stronger because it is concentrated on a larger ar d) The light energy that hits the vertical surface is weaker because it is concentrated on a smaller ar
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