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The term 'elliptical' best describes:
a) moon phases
b) Earth's orbit around the sun
c) life at CHS

WHich meridian on a map is labelled zero degrees?
a) equator
b) tropic of cancer
c) prime meridian

Why do sunspots on the sun appear to move from left to right?
a) rotation of the sun
b) rotation of Earth
c) because they are prettty hot

A solar eclipse is when:
a) Earth, moon and sun are aligned
b) moon, Earth and sun are aligned
c) Jupiter is in the seventh house

Parallax measures:
a) surface strength
b) atmospheric conditions
c) distance from Earth

Compared to our sun, dwarf stars shine:
a) more
b) less
c) equally

A neap tide occurs when:
a) the moon is full
b) the moon and Earth are at right angles to each other
c) when the sun is high in the sky

Absolute magnitude measures the:
a) brightness of a star
b) the distance around Earth
c) surface temperatures

How is our sun different than Polaris, the north star?
a) our sun is less luminous
b) there is no difference
c) Polaris is older

Parallax is the measurement of:
a) gravitational strength
b) atmospheric temperature
c) distance from Earth

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