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Seasons, Moon Phases, Tides, And Eclipses.[print questions]

What is an equinox?
a) One of the two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the Sun
b) one of the two days of the year on which both hemispheres are tilted toward the Sun
c) the day of the year on which the Sun reaches its greatest distance north of the equator
d)

When is Earth farthest from the Sun?
a) When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere
b) When it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere
c) When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphpere
d)

Leap year occurs because
a) the original calendar developed by the Greeks was incorrect
b) it actually takes fewer than 365 days for Earth to revolve around the Sun
c) it actually takes longer than 365 days for Earth to revolve around the Sun
d)

During which phase of the moon can a lunar eclipse occur?
a) new moon
b) full moon
c) first quarter
d)

Tides are caused mainly by
a) differences in how much the moon pulls on different parts of the Earth
b) differences in how much the Sun pulls on different parts of the Earth
c) strong winds blowing water onto coasts
d)

For a solar eclipse to occur,
a) the sun must be directly between Earth and the moon
b) the moon must be directly between the Earth and the sun
c) the moon must be directly behind Earth
d)

From new moon phase to full moon phase, you see
a) an increasing amount of the lighted side of the moon
b) a decreasing amount of the lighted side of the moon
c) the same amount of the lighted side of the moon
d)

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

Earth has seasons because
a) it rotates on its axis
b) the temperature of the sun changes
c) its axis is tilted as it moves around the sun
d)

Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of
a) 90
b) 23.5
c) 45
d)

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