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

Day and night are caused by
a) tilt of Earth's axis
b) Earth's revolution around the sun
c) Eclipses
d) Earth's rotation on its axis

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

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

During what phase of the moon can a lunar eclipse occur?
a) new moon
b) first quarter
c) waxing gibbous
d) full moon

In the southern hemisphere, the summer solstice occures when the sun is
a) at the equator
b) farthest south
c) farthest north
d) closest to the Earth

All objects are attracted to each other by the force of
a) gravity
b) inertia
c) mass
d) weight

Galileo saw that much of the moon's surface is covered with round pits called
a) highlands
b) seas
c) craters
d) maria

When are the tides the highest?
a) first quarter
b) Third quarter
c) When earth, sun and moon are in a line
d) When the moon is at a right angle to the sun

The tempature of the moons surface varies greatly from day to night because the moon has
a) maria
b) no atmosphere
c) many craters
d) highlands

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