Earth, Sun, And Moon Unit Test: Question Preview (ID: 2479)

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Luna is another name for moon.
a) True
d) False

What has the biggest influence on tides?
a) Moon
b) Sun
d) Venus

___ causes Earth to have day and night.
a) Revolution
b) Gravity
c) Rotation
d) Equinox

The imaginary line drawn from the north geographic pole to the south geographic pole is called Earth's ___.
a) Rotation
b) Hemisphere
c) Equator
d) Axis

During an equinox, the Sun is directly above the Earth's ____.
a) Axis
b) Equator
c) Tropic of Capricorn
d) Southern Hemisphere

The idea that the sun is the center of the Universe is known as ___.
a) geocentric
b) egocentric
c) heliocentric
d) centric

Earth spins on its axis, and one rotation takes about one ___.
a) Hour
b) Week
c) Day
d) Year

Which is a true statement:
a) The tides are caused by the Coriolis Effect
d) The tides are caused by the moon's gravitational pull

We know the Earth is a sphere because it casts a straight shadow on the Moon during a lunar eclipse.
a) True
d) False

When it is fall in North America, it is summer in South America.
a) True
d) False

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