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What causes the seasons?
a) Aliens focus a ray toward the sun that cause an extreme heat which in turn causes one side of the planet to be warm
b) Our daily rotation causes the Earth to heat unevenly
c) Earth’s revolution brings the planet closer to the sun cause the northern hemisphere to have summer
d) Earth’s axis is tilted, and as Earth revolves around the sun, different parts of Earth receive more direct sunlight

Which of the following is not a plate boundary?
a) Convergent
b) Divergent
c) Transform
d) Fault

What is the difference between rotation and revolution?
a) Rotation causes day and night, revolution creates the seasons
b) Rotation creates the seasons, revolution causes day and night
c) Rotation causes the year, revolution causes days
d) Rotation involves a wobble the Earth makes, revolution creates the seasons

What is Pangaea?
a) The continent is now called Africa
b) Supercontinent that once existed containing all the current continents on Earth
c) The ridge that splits the Atlantic Ocean
d) A movie about aliens vs kitten attacks

In which direction to stars appear to move at the equator?
a) Right to left
b) Left to right
c) Straight up to down
d) Straight down to up

What is the collision-ejection theory?
a) Moon is created from material ejected by the impact of a large planetlike body with a young Earth
b) Earth was created by an impact with mars to create the moon
c) Zombie fecal matter surrounded Earth, and came together to from the moon
d) Moon collided with Mars and part of Venus broke off to become the moon

What is a distinct feature of the dark side of the moon?
a) It is where the transformers are stationed to prepare for the upcoming invasion
b) It is mostly covered in maria and has few craters
c) The far side has only a few, small maria and covered in highlands and craters
d) We are not sure exactly what the dark side looks like, technology is still not there

In what direction does the moon, sun, and stars appear to cross our sky?
a) North
b) South
c) East
d) West

11. When are the solstices?
a) Vernal is March 20th, and Autumnal is Sept 22nd
b) Summer is June 21st and Winter is December 22nd
c) Summer is July 21st and Winter is January 22nd
d) Vernal is April 20th, and Autumnal is October 22nd

Sunlight and heat from Earth’s interior warm Earth’s surface, which radiates energy absorbed by gasses, heating the Earth
a) Convection
b) Neap
c) Precession
d) Greenhouse Effect

Long lines of cliffs created from the moon’s surface settling and its shrinking interior
a) Annular
b) Scarps
c) Neap
d) Precession

Stars near the poles of the celestial sphere that move in trails that circle the pole and never set
a) Circumpolar
b) Celestial Sphere
c) Ecliptic
d) Neap

How long does it take for precession to make a complete cycle?
a) 26,000 years
b) 26,000 days
c) 260,000 months
d) 2,600 years

A type of eclipse that occurs when the moon is too far away from Earth to completely cover the sun in our sky
a) Annular
b) Neap
c) Spring
d) Pressesion

During the quarter moon phases, the sun pulls the tidal bilges in a different direction from the Moon, diminishing the tides, creating this type of tide
a) Neap
b) Spring
c) Winter
d) Creep

The imaginary sphere surrounding Earth on which all objects in sky can be located
a) Celestial Sphere
b) Sky Sphere
c) Circumpolar
d) Winter Sphere

The circulation of substances from warm to cold and cold to warm
a) Radiation
b) Precession
c) Rotation
d) Convection

The apparent path of the sun and Earth on the celestial sphere
a) Rotation
b) Circumpolar
c) Revolution
d) Ecliptic

During the new and full moon phases, the Sun’s gravitation boosts the tidal bulges in the same direction as the Moon, creating this type of tide
a) Spring
b) Neap
c) Winter
d) Creep

What is the slow conical (toplike) motion of Earth’s axis of rotation?
a) Circumpolar
b) Convection
c) Precession
d) Scarp

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