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In the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun appears ________in the sky during _______?
a) Highest, Spring
b) Lowest, Summer
c) Lowest, Winter
d) Highest, Fall

How does the daylight length change as the Northern Hemisphere nears the Summer Solstice?
a) The daylight time gets longer
b) The daylight time gets shorter
c) The daylight remain consistent
d) The daylight and darkness is equal

Very near the __________, the periods of daylight and darkness are almost equal year round. (Each about 12 hours long)
a) South Pole
b) Equator
c) North Pole
d) Axis

Which day is the longest in the Northern Hemisphere?
a) Fall Equinox
b) Summer Solstice
c) Winter Solstice
d) Spring Equinox

Why do celestial bodies (like the Sun) appear to rise in the east and set in the west?
a) Earth’s counterclockwise rotation
b) Earth’s revolution
c) The orbit of the Sun
d) The daily movement of the Sun and other stars

__________ is when the area of sunlight is at a maximum one hemisphere and a minimum in the other hemisphere.
a) Equinox
b) Noon
c) Solstice
d) Midnight

The Earth __________ on a tilted axis.
a) Jumps
b) Skips
c) Revolves
d) Rotates

When the sun shines equally on the northern and southern hemispheres it is an __________.
a) Equinox
b) Solstice
c) Noon
d) Midnight

A pattern of temperature changes and other weather related trends refers to__________.
a) Seasons
b) Weather
c) Climate
d) Weather forecast

The midway point of a sunlit side of the Earth is__________.
a) Midnight
b) Noon
c) Sunset
d) Sunrise

The midway point of an unlit side of the Earth is__________.
a) Midnight
b) Sunset
c) Noon
d) Sunrise

__________ is the motion of an object going around another object.
a) Circling
b) Orbit
c) Spinning
d) No moving

Earth rotates at a __________ angle.
a) 43 Degree
b) 32 Degree
c) 23 Degree
d) 33 Degree

The __________ is an imaginary line that runs through the center of the Earth.
a) Axis
b) Equator
c) Latitude
d) Longitude

During the Winter Solstice how does the amount of daylight change as you get closer to the North Pole?
a) Increases
b) Decreases
c) Equal
d) No Change

When Earth completes one revolution, it is equal to…
a) 1 year
b) 24 hours
c) 29 days
d) 5 seasons

How does the amount of daylight hours change as you get closer to the North Pole when the Northern Hemisphere is in Summer?
a) Decrease
b) Increase
c) Equal
d) Goes completely dark

What happens to Earth’s axis of rotation as Earth orbits the Sun?
a) It points in a constant direction
b) It points toward the moon
c) It points at a 15 degree angle
d) It only appears in the night sky

The cause for our seasons…
a) Distance between Earth and Sun
b) Distance between Earth, Moon and Sun
c) Tilt of the Sun moving around the Earth
d) The tilt of the Earth toward or away from the Sun

What causes day and night?
a) Earth’s revolution
b) Earth’s rotation
c) Moon’s revolution
d) Moon’s rotation

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