Seasons Question Preview (ID: 16221)

Based On Texas 8th Grade Science Standards.

The apparent rising and setting of the Sun, as viewed from Earth is caused by
a) Earth's rotation
b) Earth's revolution
c) Sun's rotation
d) Sun's Revolution

Which of the following statements best explains why it is warmer at the equator than at the North Pole?
a) The equator has a larger area than the North Pole.
b) The equator is closer to the Sun than the North Pole.
c) The equator receives more direct sunlight than the North Pole.
d) The equator is farther away from the Sun than the North Pole.

Which of the following statements best explains why the tilt of the Earth on its axis causes summer to be warmer than winter in the Northern Hemisphere?
a) The warm ocean current flow from the tropics to the Northern Hemisphere in the summer.
b) The rays of the Sun strike the Northern Hemisphere more directly in the summer.
c) The greenhouse effect increases in the Northern Hemisphere in the summer.
d) The Northern Hemisphere is closer to the Sun in the summer.

Why do we experience changes in seasons?
a) The Earth revolves around the Sun.
b) The Earth rotates on its axis.
c) The Earth is closer to the Sun in the summer than it is in the winter.
d) The Earth tilts on its axis as it revolves around the Sun.

The length of day is determined by the time required for approximately one
a) Earth's rotation
b) Sun's rotation
c) Earth's revolution
d) Sun's revolution

What change would occur if Earth's rate of rotation significantly decreased?
a) The year would be shorter.
b) The year would be longer.
c) The day would be shorter.
d) The day would be longer.

The apparent daily path of the Sun changes with seasons because
a) Earth's axis is tilted.
b) Earth's distance from the Sun changes.
c) The Sun revolves.
d) The Sun rotates.

Summer days in Houston are likely to be hotter than winter days because in summer
a) Earth is closer to the Sun.
b) The number of Sun spots increases.
c) Earth's northern axis is tilted toward the Sun.
d) The Sun gives off more energy.

On which date does the North America usually experience the longest period of daylight?
a) March 21
b) June 21
c) December 21
d) September 21

How long does it take the Earth to revolve around the Sun?
a) 1 month
b) 1 year
c) 24 hours
d) 28 days

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