Earth's Revolution Question Preview (ID: 19141)

Review On Earth's Revolution.

When the Southern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun it is __________________ for the Northern Hemisphere.
a) winter
b) spring
c) summer
d) fall

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) the Earth's axis is parallel to the Sun's rays

What would happen to our seasons if Earth rotated clockwise?
a) Nothing - they would stay the same
b) The seasons would be in the reverse order
c) The seasons would end
d) The seasons would be more extreme in temperatures

The sun is never directly overhead at which latitude?
a) 0 degrees
b) 10 degrees
c) 22.5 degrees
d) 45 degrees

Why do we have seasons?
a) the revolution of Earth
b) the rotation of Earth
c) so we can get summer vacation
d) the tilt of Earth

The sun shines directly overhead at the equator on
a) spring equinox
b) summer solstice
c) winter solstice
d) spring and fall equinox

On this day earth receives the most direct rays and longest daylight hours
a) Winter Solstice
b) Fall Equinox
c) Summer Solstice
d) Spring Equinox

When the sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Capricorn at noontime, what day is it for the Northern Hemisphere?
a) Summer Solstice
b) Winter Solstice
c) Fall Equinox
d) Spring Equinox

During what season is Earth the furthest distance away from the Sun?
a) Summer
b) Fall
c) Winter
d) Spring

How long does it take for the Earth to revolve?
a) 24 hours
b) 1 year
c) 1 month
d) 2 weeks

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