# 7th Grade: Seasons And Tilt Of The Earth: Question Preview (ID: 15104)

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When there is equal amounts of sunlight and darkness, it is the
a) equinox
b) solstice
c) leap year
d) first day of winter

What is the day in which there is the most amount of sunlight?
a) summer solstice
b) winter solstice
c) vernal equinox
d) atumnal equinox

What is the correct tilt of the Earth?
a) 23.5 degrees
b) 50 degrees
c) 98.6 degrees
d) 10.5 degrees

Why is it colder in the winter than in the summer?
a) The Earth is tilted toward the sun in the summer and is away in the winter.
b) The Earth is closer to the sun in the summer and farther in the winter.
c) Snow keeps the area cold in the winter.
d) The pull of gravity from the moon keeps it cold in the winter.

Which best describes a year?
a) The amount of time it takes for the Earth to revolve around the sun.
b) The amount of time it takes for the Earth to rotate on its axis.
c) The amount of time it takes the moon to revolve around the Earth.
d) The amount of time it takes for the Sun to revolve around the Earth.

What is the vernal equinox?
a) The first day of spring
b) The first day of fall
c) The first day of summer
d) The first day of winter

When is the autumnal equinox?
a) September 22 or 23
b) March 20 or 21
c) July 21
d) December 20 or 21

Why do we have leap years?
a) To account for the .25 of a day extra it takes every year to get around the sun.
b) To account for the .25 of a hour it takes to get around the sun.
c) To account for the extra time it takes for the Earth to rotate on its axis.
d) To account for the .25 of a year it takes to get around the sun.

If it is winter in the southern hemisphere, what is the season in the northern hemisphere?
a) summer
b) winter
c) fall
d) spring

What are the days of the year that have the greatest or least amount of sunlight?
a) solstices
b) equinoxes
c) the first day of fall
d) leap year

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