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What happens when the area in which you live tilts away from the sun?
a) It is summer.
b) It is spring.
c) It is fall.
d) It is winter.

Why is the Equator warmest?
a) Because it is closest to the sun.
b) Because no clouds form here.
c) Because it receives the most direct sunlight
d) Because it is far from the sun

Which describes why stars are different colors?
a) Stars are the same color.
b) Stars reflect light from the Sun.
c) Stars have different locations.
d) Stars have different temperatures.

Which object in the sky emits its own light?
a) an asteroid
b) a planet
c) a moon
d) a star

The Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere experience the same seasons at the same time.
a) True
b) False

The tilt of Earth's axis as Earth orbits the Sun causes the seasons to change.
a) True
b) False

Why don't you see any stars during the daytime?
a) They disappear in the day.
b) Constellations are groups of stars.
c) The moon orbits the earth.
d) Sun is closer and too bright

Why do you see different stars in winter and summer?
a) Earth rotates on its axis.
b) The Moon revolves around Earth.
c) Earth revolves around the Sun.

The star around which Earth and other planets orbit.
a) Moon
b) Sun
c) Mars
d) Mercury

As the earth rotates on its axis, the constellations and stars in them appear to _________.
a) move across the sky
b) move around each other
c) stand still in the sky
d) rotate

What are stars?
a) Rocky bodies
b) huge balls of very hot, glowing gases in space that produce their own heat, light and energy
c) 5 pointed shapes

To get the sun to appear bigger in our sky, how would the distance between the sun and earth have to change?
a) Earth would have to move closer to the sun
b) Earth would have to move farther from the sun

Constellations are a group of stars that can be seen forming a pattern of an animal, person, or object.
a) True
b) False

What color of star is the hottest?
a) blue
b) red
c) yellow
d) orange

An imaginary line around which Earth rotates
a) orbit
b) day
c) tilt
d) axis

Object orbiting another object.
a) revolution
b) rotation

Object spinning on its axis.
a) revolation
b) rotation

The Sun is the biggest star in the sky.
a) True
b) False

Why do other stars appear so much smaller than the sun?
a) They are much smaller
b) They are so far away
c) They are not as bright
d) They are dwarf stars

Which best tells why people living in the Northern Hemisphere experience summer during June, July, and August?
a) The Northern Hemisphere is closest to the Sun during these months.
b) The speed at which Earth orbits the Sun increases during these months.
c) The Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun during these months.
d) The total amount of energy produced by the Sun increases during these months.

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