Earth, Sun Moon Test: Question Preview (ID: 29126)

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Summer days in North America are likely to be warmer than winter days because in summer
a) earth is closer to the sun
b) earth's northern axis is tilted away from the sun
c) solar activity increases
d) earth's northern axis is tilted towards the sun

On which days do all locations on Earth have equal hours of night and day?
a) Sept. 21 and Dec. 21
b) Mar. 21 and Dec. 21
c) Sept. 21 and Mar. 21
d) Sept. 21 and June. 21

The apparent rising and setting of the sun, as seen from earth are caused by the
a) rotation of the sun
b) rotation of earth
c) revolution of earth
d) revolution of the sun

Because the moon rotates one for every revolution around earth,
a) you see some moon phases more than others
b) you never see the far side of the moon
c) the far side of the moon is visible only during the full moon phase
d) a different side of the moon faces earth each day

The phase of the moon that is visible from Earth depends on
a) where you are on the earth's surface
b) how much of the illuminated side of the moon faces earth
c) how much of the moon's surface is lit by the sun
d) whether or not an eclipse is occurring

When the North end of the Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun, North America will experience
a) More indirect rays and shorter days
b) more indirect rays and longer days
c) more direct rays and shorter days
d) more direct rays and longer days

Earth has seasons because
a) Earth rotates on its axis
b) the distance between earth and the sun changes
c) Earth's axis is tilted as it orbits the sun.
d) The temperature of the sun changes

Day and night are caused by
a) the tilt of the earth's axis
b) earth's revolution around the sun
c) eclipses
d) earth's rotation on it's axis.

One complete cycle of lunar phases takes approximately one
a) day
b) month
c) week
d) year

Spring tides occur during
a) full and new moons
b) gibbous moons
c) crescent moon
d) first and last quarter moons

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