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How long does it take the moon to go from full moon ohase to new moon phase?
a) one week
b) two weeks
c) three weeks
d) four weeks

One of the planets known to have rings is
a) Venus
b) Mars
c) Uranus
d) Mercury

During the period that the moon's phases are changing from new to full, the moon is
a) waning
b) approaching Earth
c) waxing
d) exhibiting retrograde motion

Seasons are caused by
a) Earth's rotation
b) precession
c) Earth's tilted axis
d) Earth's distance from the sun

What is the shape of a planet's orbit
a) elliptical
b) circular
c) irregular
d) paranolic

What movement of Earth is responsible for night and day?
a) rotation
b) revolution
c) precession
d) perigee

The measure of the total amount of matter an object contains is called
a) density
b) mass
c) volume
d) weight

The geocentric model of the universe stated that
a) Earth revolved around the celestial sphere
b) the sun was the center of the uiverse
c) Earth was a wanderer
d) Earth was the center of the universe

Global winds move warm air toward the
a) equator
b) oceans
c) atmosphere
d) poles

The boundary that seperates different air masses is called a(n)
a) front
b) cyclone
c) anticyclone
d) storm

Which force generates winds?
a) the Coriolis effect
b) gravity
c) pressure differences
d) friction

The force exerted by the weight of the air above is
a) air pressure
b) convergence
c) the coriolis effect
d) divergence

Which term describes the conversion of a solid directly to a gas, without passing through the liquid state?
a) evaporation
b) sublimation
c) condensation
d) deposition

The change of state from a gas to a liquid is called
a) evaporation
b) sublimation
c) condensation
d) deposition

Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are all examples of
a) evaporation
b) sublimation
c) precipitation
d) deposition

What is the lowest layer of the atmosphere?
a) thermosphere
b) troposphere
c) stratosphere
d) mesosphere

What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
a) oxygen
b) nitrogen
c) carbon dioxide
d) hydrogen

Which of the following is NOT a Jovian planet?
a) Earth
b) Saturn
c) Neptune
d) Uranus

Which on the following is NOT a terrestrial planet?
a) Mercury
b) Earth
c) Mars
d) Jupiter

The most obvious difference between the terrestrial and the Jovian planets is
a) color
b) size
c) orbital velocity
d) length of day

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