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What causes a solar day?
a) the speed a planet revolves.
b) the speed a planet rotates.
c) the planet's tilt.
d) the planet's size.

When planets are tilted on their axes, what is affected?
a) seasons.
b) air pressure.
c) rotational speed.
d) gravitational force.

Which description demonstrates a high air pressure system?
a) warm with precipitation
b) cold and no precipitation
c) cloudy and windy.
d) cloudy with snow.

What kind of weather is seen when there is an L on a weather map?
a) hot, dry, stable weather
b) clear, sunny, stable weather
c) windy, clear, unstable weather
d) cloudy skies, unstable weather

What kind of front has the triangles on a weather map?
a) stationary
b) warm
c) cold
d) occluded

How do the winds move in a low pressure system?
a) counterclockwise and outward
b) clockwise and inward
c) clockwise and outward
d) counterclockwise and inward

How does fog form near the ocean in the morning?
a) Ocean waves spray water into the air.
b) Runoff from the land moves toward the ocean.
c) Water evaporates and then condenses in the air.
d) Rain clouds move in from the ocean and evaporate as they reach the shore.

What should be done if multiple scientists do the same experiment but end up with very different data?
a) Repeat the experiment.
b) Change the data to match.
c) Only use the data from the first scientist.
d) Write the conclusion based on the hypothesis.

What is needed in our atmosphere for a hurricane to form?
a) warm air and low air pressure
b) warm air and high pressure
c) cold air and high air pressure
d) none of the above.

Which statement best describes the motion of the planets in our solar system?
a) The planets rotate around the sun.
b) The sun rotates around the planets.
c) The planets revolve around the sun.
d) The sun revolves around the planets.

The period of rotation for Earth is
a) 24 hours
b) 365 days
c) 1 year
d) 28 days

What is needed in our hydrosphere(water) for a hurricane to form?
a) warm water
b) near the equator
c) warm air rising from the water, carrying more and more moisture into the clouds.
d) All of the above.

Which celestial motion is responsible for the phases of the moon?
a) The earth revolving around the moon.
b) The sun revolving around the moon.
c) The moon rotating around the earth.
d) The moon revolving around the earth.

Why is the same side of the moon always visible from Earth?
a) The moon doesn't move.
b) The moon's period of rotation and revolution are about the same.
c) The moon doesn't reflect light.
d) Because the earth revolves around the moon.

Which planet has the longest solar day?
a) Jupiter
b) Mars
c) Earth
d) Mercury

Explain the relationship between a planet’s distance from the sun and its solar year.
a) The closer a planet is from the sun, the longer the solar year.
b) The farther away a planet is from the sun, the shorter the solar year.
c) The farther away a planet is from the sun, the longer the solar year.
d) The farther away a planet is from the sun, the solar year stays the same.

On which of these days will the total hours of daylight be the greatest?
a) March 22nd
b) September 14th
c) January 1st
d) June 28th

In hot, dry conditions, which of these best describes the processes in the water cycle?
a) Runoff would increase.
b) Condensation would increase.
c) Precipitation would increase.
d) Evaporation would increase.

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