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The sun and moon seem to move across the sky because of Earth's _________ on its axis.
a) rotation
b) orbit
c) revolution
d) tilt

An equinox occurs when
a) neither end of Earth's axis is tilted toward or 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

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

In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is
a) at the equator
b) farthest south
c) farthest north
d) closest to Earth

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

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

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

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 on its axis

Earth rotates on its axis once every _____ hours.
a) 12
b) 365
c) 24
d) 6

The times when day and night are of equal length are called _________.
a) orbits
b) equinoxes
c) solstices
d) revolutions

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