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During the December solstice
a) The Southern Hemisphere has winter
b) The Western Hemisphere has summer
c) The Southern Hemisphere has summer
d) the Northern Hemisphere has summer

What is the difference between Earth's rotation and revolution?
a) revolution refers to Earth's spinning on its axis, and rotation to Earth's spinning around the sun
b) rotation is Earth spinning on the equator, and revolution is Earth spinning around the solar system
c) revolution is Earth spinning on its axis, and rotation is the changing of Earth's seasons
d) rotation refers to Earth's spinning on its axis, and revolution to Earth's spinning around the sun.

What causes the distance between Earth and the sun to change during Earth's yearlong orbit
a) earth's orbit is a circle so the distance sometimes changes
b) earth's orbit is a circle so the distance never changes
c) earth orbit is an ellipse so the distance sometimes changes
d) Earth's orbit is an ellipse-but the change in distance from the sun is only an optical illusion

When the northern hemisphere experiences summer, it's
a) tilted away from the sun
b) lined exactly perpendicular to the sun
c) tilted toward the sun
d) closer to the sun

the solstice is
a) the point at which the sun reaches its greatest distance east or west of the prime meridian
b) the seasons
c) the point at which the sun is closest to Earth
d) the point at which the sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator

An equinox occurs when __________ is directly above ___________ equator
a) Earth, the Sun's
b) The Moon, Earth's
c) Earth, the Moon's
d) The Sun, Earth's

What does Earth's rotation cause
a) a year
b) the seasons
c) day and night
d) eclipses

How many phases of the moon are there
a) seven
b) eight
c) five
d) ten

Which phase occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun?
a) new moon
b) full moon
c) waxing gibbous
d) waning crescent

What can only occur during a full moon
a) a solar eclipse
b) a lunar eclipse
c) waxing crescent
d) third quarter moon

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