# Earth-Sun-Moon System: Question Preview (ID: 28533)

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What is the diameter of the Moon compared to the Earth diameter?
a) about 4 times larger than the Earth's diameter
b) about 1/4 of the Earth's diameter
c) about 1/30 of the Earth's diameter

What is the diameter of the Sun compared to the Earth's diameter?
a) about 30 times larger than the Earth's diameter
b) about 12,000 times larger than the Earth's diameter
c) about 1,392,000 times larger than the Earth's diameter
d) about 109 times larger than the Earth's diameter

How far away is the Moon from the Earth?

How far away is the Sun from the Earth?

The definition of rotate is
a) to orbit another object
b) to move from west to east
c) to move in a circle around the Sun
d) to spin around an axis

The definition of revolve is
a) to orbit another object
b) to move from west to east
c) to move in a circle around the Sun
d) to spin around an axis

What are three things that affect the times of sunrise and sunset on Earth?
a) tilt, rotation, longitude
b) tilt, latitude, location of Earth in its orbit
c) tilt, latitude, longitude
d) rotation, revolution, latitude, longitude

Why does the Sun appear to move in a path across the sky?
a) gods in chariots are pulling it across the sky
b) the revolution of the Earth around the Sun
c) the tilt of the Earth's axis and latitude
d) the rotation of the Earth around its axis

How long does it take the Earth to make one orbit around the Sun?
a) 13 months
b) 285 days
c) 173 1/2 days
d) 365 1/4 days

About how long does it take the Moon to make one orbit around the Earth?