Earth-Moon-Sun Question Preview (ID: 36803)


Study Guide.

What causes seasons?
a) the tilt of the Sun
b) the tilt of the moon
c) the tilt of Earth's axis
d) the position of the stars

Which of the following dates are correct for the Northern Hemisphere?
a) Summer solstice - December 21; Winter solstice - March 20; Spring equinox - September 22; Fall equinox - June 21
b) Summer solstice - June 21; Winter solstice -December 21 ; Spring equinox - March 20 ; Fall equinox - September 22
c) Summer solstice - March 20; Winter solstice - September 22; Spring equinox - June 21; Fall equinox - December 21
d) Summer solstice - September 22; Winter solstice June 21- ; Spring equinox December 21- ; Fall equinox - March 20

How does temperature change with latitude?
a) warm at the equator and poles
b) cold at the equator and poles
c) colder near the equator and warm near the poles
d) warmer near the equator and cold near the poles

Why does the temperature at the equator change less than at the latitude of Georgia?
a) the angle of sunlight at the equator changes daily
b) the angle of sunlight at the equator is relatively constant
c) the angle of sunlight at the equator is 90 degrees
d) the angle of sunlight at the equator is 180 degrees

Why do the planets appear to move east to west?
a) changes in planets' position relative to Earth
b) changes in planets' position relative to the Sun
c) changes in planet's position relative to the moon
d) They don't; they appear to move north to south.

If you observe the Sun from summer to winter, what would you notice about its position?
a) the position of the Sun changes, but only on leap years
b) the position of the Sun does not change
c) the position of the Sun changes
d) the position of the Sun changes, but only during the summer

Earth's yearlong orbit around the Sun is referred to as
a) revolution
b) rotation
c) position
d) tilting

How long does it take for Earth to revolve around the Sun?
a) 1 week
b) 365 1/4 days
c) 24 hours
d) 1 month

If you were to watch the movement of the stars all night, what would you notice about their movement?
a) they stay in the same position
b) they would move across the night sky, as the sun does during the day
c) some of them move while others do not
d)

What would be the result if the Earth did not rotate?
a) we would have no day and night
b) the seasons would not change
c) the position of the Sun would not change
d)

How long does it take for Earth to rotate once on its axis?
a) 1 week
b) 365 1/4 days
c) 1 month
d) 24 hours

The spinning of Earth on its axis is referred to as
a) revolution
b) rotation
c) position
d) tilting

What causes day and night?
a) Earth's rotation
b) Sun's rotation
c) the tilt of Earth's axis
d) the tilt of the Sun

Why does the sun appear to rise in the east and set in the west?
a) because the angle of sunlight at the equator is relatively constant
b) because of the tilt of the Earth's axis
c) because of the rotation of Earth on its axis
d)

During what season is the Northern Hemisphere tilted farthest away from the sun?
a) Spring
b) Summer
c) Fall
d) Winter

During what season is the Northern Hemisphere tilted toward the sun?
a) Spring
b) Summer
c) Fall
d) Winter

During what seasons do the sun's direct rays strike the equator?
a) Fall and Spring
b) Spring and Summer
c) Winter and Spring
d) Fall and Winter

Why are polar climates cold?
a) the tilt of the Earth causes the poles to receive more direct sunlight
b) the tilt of the Earth causes the poles to receive less direct sunlight
c) the tilt of the Earth causes the poles to receive more direct moonlight
d) the tilt of the Earth causes the poles to receive less direct moonlight

Why is the equator always warm?
a) it gets constant direct sunlight
b) it does not get constant direct sunlight
c)
d)

When the Northern Hemisphere is having summer, the Summer Hemisphere is having
a) Spring
b) Summer
c) Fall
d) Winter

Play Games with the Questions above at ReviewGameZone.com
To play games using the questions from above, visit ReviewGameZone.com and enter game ID number: 36803 in the upper right hand corner or click here.

TEACHERS / EDUCATORS
Log In
| Sign Up / Register