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Seasons

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Seasons

Multiple choice quiz on the seasons. PASS style.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The earth is a tilted planet.  What is the degree of tilt?
    • A. 

      Approximately 25 degrees

    • B. 

      Exactly 25 degrees

    • C. 

      23.5 degrees

    • D. 

      90 degrees with respect to the sun

  • 2. 
    What does the earth's tilt cause?
    • A. 

      The seasons

    • B. 

      Day and Night

    • C. 

      Tsunamis

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 3. 
    What is the shape of the earth's orbit around the sun?
    • A. 

      Circular

    • B. 

      Elliptical (slightly oval)

    • C. 

      Square to rectangular

    • D. 

      Variable and changes with the seasons (no particular shape)

  • 4. 
    Which  of the following best describes the tilt of the earth during the spring and fall equinoxes?
    • A. 

      The earth is tilted away from the sun (Northern hemisphere)

    • B. 

      The earth is tilted neither toward or away from the sun (tilt is side to side)

    • C. 

      The earth is tilted toward the sun (Northern hemisphere)

    • D. 

      The earth is not tilted during spring and fall

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best describes the tilt of the earth when it is summer in the southern hemisphere?
    • A. 

      The northern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun

    • B. 

      The northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun

    • C. 

      The norther hemisphere is tilted neither toward or away from the sun

    • D. 

      Why are you talking about the northern hemisphere when you asked about the southern hemisphere?

  • 6. 
    What effect does the tilt of the earth have?
    • A. 

      It changes the angle that the sun strikes the earth in different land areas

    • B. 

      It causes the earth to be farther away from the sun at different times of the year

    • C. 

      When the earth is tilted away from the sun we have night

    • D. 

      When the earth is tilted away from the sun we have day

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best describes equinoxes?
    • A. 

      The earth is tilted neither toward or away from the sun

    • B. 

      The norther hemisphere is tilted toward the sun

    • C. 

      The northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun

    • D. 

      The southern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes solstice.
    • A. 

      Either the longest or shortest day of the year for a hemisphere

    • B. 

      December 21 or 22

    • C. 

      June 21 or 22

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The Arctic Circle receives several days each year where the sun never rises.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Each day past the summer solstice, the days get longer and longer until the fall equinox.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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