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Day and night are caused by
a) the tilt of Earth's axis.
b) Earth's revolution around the sun.
c) eclipses.
d) Earth's rotation.

Earth's rotation takes about
a) 365 days.
b) 1 month.
c) 24 hours.
d) 6 months.

One complete revolution of Earth around the sun takes about
a) one year.
b) one season.
c) one eclipse.
d) one rotation.

Earth has seasons because
a) Earth rotates on its axis.
b) the distance between Earth and the sun changes.
c) Earth's axis is tilted as it moves around the sun.
d) the temperature of the sun changes.

When the north end of Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun, North America will experience
a) more indirect rays and shorter days. (Winter)
b) more indirect rays and longer days. (Spring/Fall)
c) more direct rays and shorter days. (Spring/Fall)
d) more direct rays and longer days. (Summer)

In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly overhead at
a) the equator.
b) 23.5° south latitude.
c) 23.5° north latitude.
d) 30° south latitude.

An equinox occurs when
a) neither end of Earth's axis is tilted toward nor away from the sun.
b) the north end of Earth's axis is tilted away from the sun.
c) the north end of Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun.
d) Earth's axis is parallel to the sun's rays.

Earth rotates around an imaginary line that passes through the center of the Earth called
a) the equinox.
b) the latitude.
c) the axis.
d) the solstice.

The path that Earth takes as it revolves around the Sun is called the
a) rotation.
b) orbit.
c) revolution.
d) latitude.

This occurs on March 21st and marks the beginning of spring each year.
a) vernal equinox
b) spring solstice
c) vernal solstice
d) autumnal equinox

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