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How are the pictures of Earth taken from satellites different from those taken by astronauts orbiting above the Earth?
a) The pictures show the full length of rivers.
b) The pictures show things that can't be seen by human beings.
c) The pictures show details of Earth, but not the whole Earth.
d) Satellites carry sensors and radar for taking pictures.

Coral is a kind of ____________.
a) rock
b) plant
c) animal
d) sand

The Himalayas were formed when ________________.
a) the ocean floor was pushed up
b) huge pieces of earth's crust were pressed together
c) huge lava flows were built up
d) two island collided

The astronauts found that stars are brighter when they are seen from the moon because ______________.
a) the moon has no atmosphere to dim the light
b) Earth is farther away from the stars
c) Earth is whirling at 67,000 miles an hour
d) Earth is closer to the sun than the moon is

What excited the Apollo astronauts most about the sight of Earth?
a) It was home.
b) It was colorful.
c) It was in a black sea of space.
d) There was life on Earth.

"From space they see that the atmosphere is only a thin shell surrounding the earth." In this selection, atmosphere means ____________.
a) darkness
b) light
c) water
d) air

Which sentence best describles how people who have traveled in space feel about the earth?
a) The earth is large and sturdy.
b) The earth's atmosphere is boundless.
c) The earth is one world for all people.
d) The earth is divided into many countries.

What is the author's main purpose for writing this selection?
a) to encourage the reader to become an astronaut
b) to help the reader appreciate earth
c) to explain the solar system
d) to give information about islands

What is the atmosphere like for people on Earth? What is the atmosphere like when it is seen from space?
a) It is a boundless ocean of air, a thin shell surrounding the earth.
b) It is clear and cannot be seen from space.
c) There is trash floating in it.
d) It is blue with clouds in it.

Name three parts of the earth that need protection.
a) Animals, plants, water
b) Air, water, land
c) Land, water, plants
d) Animals, land, air

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