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The sun appears to move across the sky during the day. The best explanation for this apparent motion is that Earth is
a) rotating on its axis
b) revolving around the Sun
c) much smaller than the Sun
d) tilted on its axis.

What is the biggest difference between a star and a planet
a) Planets are spherical, stars are not.
b) Planets give off their own light, stars do not.
c) Stars give off their own light, planets do not.
d) Planets have life on them, Stars do not.

Approximately how long does it take to cycle from one new moon to the next new Moon?
a) a day
b) a week
c) a month
d) a year

Which body in our solar system is classified as a star?
a) Venus
b) Earth
c) The Sun
d) Mars

Which two factors determine the gravitational attraction between two objects?
a) time and temperature
b) shape and orbital speed
c) color and hardness
d) mass and distance apart

When sunlight in in direct alignment with the Tropic of Cancer, which season is it in the Northern Hemisphere??
a) summer
b) spring
c) winter
d) fall

An equinox refers to.
a) 24 hours of night.
b) 24 hours of day.
c) 12 hours of day, 12 hours of night.
d) 9 hours of day, 15 hours of night.

All of the following are reasons for the seasons except
a) the gravitation pull of the moon
b) the tilt of the earth
c) parallelism
d) the revolution of earth around the Sun

When it is summer in the northern hemisphere, which season is it in the southern hemisphere?
a) fall
b) spring
c) summer
d) winter

During the summer solstice, New York receives
a) equal amount of day and night.
b) The least amount of daylight than any other day of the year.
c) The most amount of daylight than any other day of the year.
d) 24 hours of nighttime.

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