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Review Of Space And Solar System.

The tilt of Earth's axis as it revolves around the sun results in ...
a) moon phases
b) seasons
c) leap year
d) time zones

One revolution of a planet is equal to
a) one day
b) one month
c) one season
d) one year

One rotation on Earth is equal to
a) 24 hours
b) 365 days
c) 1 season
d) 60 minutes

The gravitational pull of the moon on the Earth causes
a) phases
b) eclipses
c) tides
d) days

What shape do comets orbit the sun?
a) Highly Circular
b) Semi-Spherical
c) Long, narrow ellipses
d) Rectangular

A streak of light in Earth's atmosphere caused by a meteoroid burning up is called a
a) meteorite
b) meteor
c) comet
d) asteroid

The asteroid belt is located between which two planets?
a) Mars and Jupiter
b) Earth and Mars
c) Jupiter and Saturn
d) Mercury and Venus

How does the moon's diameter compare to Earth's?
a) The moon is 1/2 the size of Earth
b) The Earth is 1/2 the size of the moon
c) The Earth is 1/4 the size of the moon
d) The moon is 1/4 the size of the Earth

Dark, flat areas on the moon are
a) craters
b) highlands
c) maria
d) rays

The study of the moon, stars and other objects in the sky is called
a) chemistry
b) astronomy
c) biology
d) astrology

The first satellite in space was
a) Sputnik
b) Explorer 1
c) Apollo 1
d) Luna 1

A place where astronauts can live in space for an extended period of time is a
a) shuttle
b) rocket
c) space station
d) landing module

Most of what we know about the moon comes from
a) moon rocks gathered during the Apollo missions
b) looking at the moon through a telescope
c) it always being visible from Earth
d) sending orbiters to the moon

Rockets propel (move) forward because
a) gases are pushed out from the bottom
b) they have large boosters
c) they have a aerodynamic nose cone
d) there is no friction in Earth's atmosphere

The phase of the moon we see from Earth depends on
a) how much of the moon is lit by the sun
b) if an eclipse is occuring
c) how much of the sunlit side of the moon is facing Earth
d) where you are on Earth

The largest planet in the solar system is
a) Mars
b) Jupiter
c) Saturn
d) Neptune

All of the following are necessary conditions to live on Earth EXCEPT
a) liquid water
b) comfortable temperatures
c) breathable atmosphere
d) differences in altitude

Which astronomer believed in the heliocentric solar system?
a) Copernicus
b) Aristotle
c) Ptolemy
d) Da Vinci

The planet that is often referred to as Earth's Twin due to their similar sizes and densities is
a) Mercury
b) Mars
c) Neptune
d) Venus

The Law of Motion that states an object in motion stays in motion while an object at rest stays at rest unless an outside force acts upon it is called
a) gravity
b) inertia
c) work
d) force

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