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On the first day of summer, June 21, the North Pole will be tilted
a) toward the Sun so the Sun's vertical ray will hit 23.5 degrees North latitude
b) away from the Sun so the Sun's vertical ray will hit 23.5 degrees North latitude
c) toward the Sun so the Sun's vertical ray will hit 23.5 degrees South latitude
d) away from the Sun so the Sun's vertical ray will hit 23.5 degrees South latitude

You are on vacation and observe that you have no shadow at noon on December 21, what latitude are you at?
a) 0 Degrees, the Equator
b) 23.5 degrees North, the Tropic of Cancer
c) 23.5 degrees South, the Tropic of Capricorn
d) 90 degrees North, the North Pole

The Earth has seasons because
a) it is tilted only
b) it revolves around the Sun only
c) it is tilted and revolves around the Sun
d) it rotates

Angles of insolation are higher and duration of insolation is longer during
a) winter
b) spring
c) summer
d) fall

The first day of spring is
a) December 21
b) September 23
c) June 21
d) March 21

The Sun, Moon, and stars rise and set because
a) Earth revolves around the Sun
b) Earth rotates on its axis
c) the Moon revolves around the Earth
d) the Moon rotates on its axis

In general, celestial objects (Sun, Moon, stars) appear to move from _______ to ______ across the sky.
a) West to East
b) North to South
c) South to North
d) East to West

The Sun, Moon and stars move across the sky at a rate of
a) 23.5 degrees per hour
b) 45 degrees per hour
c) 15 degrees per hour
d) 1 degree per hour

One rotation of the Earth takes
a) 24 hours
b) 365 days
c) 60 minutes
d) 1 month

One revolution of the Earth takes
a) 24 hours
b) 365 days
c) 60 minutes
d) 1 month

We see different constellations throughout the year because
a) Earth rotates
b) Earth revolves
c) stars revolve around Earth
d) the Moon revolves around Earth

The only star that doesn't appear to move much in the night time sky is
a) Sirius
b) Aldebaran
c) Polaris
d) Barnard's Star

Stars around Polaris appear to move
a) clockwise from East to West
b) counterclockwise from East to West
c) clockwise from West to East
d) counterclockwise from East to West

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