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Astronomy is the study of:
a) the volcanic eruptions that formed the island of Hawaii
b) moon, stars, and other objects
c) the ability to predict events by talking to the stars
d) the layers of the Earth

Earth's axis is an imaginery line that runs through:
a) the equator
b) the international date line
c) the North and South Poles
d) the West and East Poles

the spinning of Earth on its axis is known as:
a) revolution
b) orbit
c) circumvection
d) rotation

Earth has seasons because its axis
a) is tilted as it revolves around the sun
b) is an imaginery line that goes through the North and South Poles
c) it is positioned perfectly at angle of 28.6 degrees
d) is always tiled towards the sun

During an equinox, there is:
a) snow mixed with sunlight
b) Earth's axis is tilted closer to the sun
c) an equal amount of daylight and night time
d) Earth's axis is tilted farther away from the sun

How much time is there from one full moon to the next?
a) 29.5 days
b) 27 days
c) 365 days
d) 46 days

In science, a revolution refers to:
a) An uprising to overthrow a political leader
b) the long term effects of global warming
c) the position of Earth as it rotates on its axis
d) the movement of one object around another

Why do we have a leap year every four years?
a) because the presidential election takes place every four years
b) because it takes Earth 365.25 days to orbit the sun
c) to add an extra day for the Olympic winter games to take place
d) Without a leap year, there would be no seasons

during the June Solstice
a) the eastern hemisphere is closer to the sun
b) the western hemisphere is closer to the sun
c) the northern hemisphere is closer to the sun
d) the southern hemisphere is closer to the sun

during the december solstice
a) the eastern hemisphere is further away from the sun
b) the western hemisphere is further away from the sun
c) the northern hemisphere is closer to the sun
d) the southern hemisphere is closer to the sun

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