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The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West because of _________.
a) the Earth revolves around the Sun
b) the Sun revolves around the Earth
c) the Earth's rotation
d) the tilt of Earth's axis

The shortest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere occurs on the ____________.
a) spring equinox
b) summer solstice
c) fall equinox
d) winter solstice

Earth revolves around __________
a) Jupiter
b) me
c) the Moon
d) the Sun

The longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere occurs on the ____________.
a) spring equinox
b) summer solstice
c) fall equinox
d) winter solstice

_________ is when the sun is directly over the equator.
a) equinox
b) solstice
c) summer
d) winter

When the Northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun it is _______ in the Southern hemisphere.
a) winter
b) spring
c) summer
d) fall

When the Northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun it is _______ in the Northern hemisphere.
a) winter
b) spring
c) summer
d) fall

The Earth rotates _________ when viewed from the North Pole.
a) clockwise
b) counterclockwise
c) slowly
d) up and down

It takes _____ for the Earth to complete one revolution.
a) 24 hours
b) a week
c) a month
d) a year

The shape of Earth's orbit is a(n) _______
a) circle
b) ellipse
c) rectangle
d) triangle

The tilt of Earth's axis of rotation causes _______.
a) day and night
b) moon phases
c) seasons
d) year

It takes ______ for the Earth to complete one rotation
a) 24 hours
b) a week
c) a month
d) a year

The rotation of the Earth causes ________.
a) day and night
b) moon phases
c) seasons
d) year

North of the Tropic of Cancer, the Sun always appears to be _________.
a) North
b) South
c) East
d) West

A year for the outer planets is longer than an Earth year because _________
a) their rotations are slower
b) their orbits are larger
c) their mass is greater
d) they are moving slower

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