Sun, Moon, And Earth Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What celestial objects would you NOTsee in the sky if you were viewing it at night from the earth?
    • A. 

      The moon

    • B. 

      Stars

    • C. 

      Meteors

    • D. 

      The sun

    • E. 

      Planets


  • 2. 
    What is the distance from Earth to the sun?
    • A. 

      149 million feet

    • B. 

      149 million kilometres or 92.58 million miles

    • C. 

      92.58 million yards

    • D. 

      149 million yards

    • E. 

      350,000 miles


  • 3. 
    What is the distance of the earth to the moon?
    • A. 

      Approximately 350 km (250 miles)

    • B. 

      Approximately 380,000 feet

    • C. 

      Approximately 300 million miles

    • D. 

      approximately 380,000 km (230,000 miles)

    • E. 

      Approximately 700 million kilometers (530 million miles)


  • 4. 
    How long does it take for the earth to rotate 360 degrees one time on its axis?
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      365 1/4 days

    • C. 

      28 days

    • D. 

      12 hours

    • E. 

      36 hours


  • 5. 
    How long does it take for the earth to complete its orbit around the sun?
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      365 1/4 days

    • C. 

      28 days

    • D. 

      12 hours

    • E. 

      36 hours


  • 6. 
    How long does it take for the moon to orbit Earth?
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      12 hours

    • C. 

      28 days

    • D. 

      365 1/4 days

    • E. 

      56 weeks


  • 7. 
    The moon appears to grow larger after the new moon.  This is called

  • 8. 
    After a full moon, the light reflected from the  moon grows smaller.  This is known as

  • 9. 
    The sun is directly over the equator on which two days of the year?
    • A. 

      First day of spring and first day of fall

    • B. 

      First day of winter and first day of spring

    • C. 

      First day of summer and first day of spring

    • D. 

      First day of winter and first day of summer

    • E. 

      First day of fall and first day of summer


  • 10. 
    What invisible line divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres?
    • A. 

      The international date line

    • B. 

      The equator

    • C. 

      The Earth's axis

    • D. 

      The Tropic of Cancer

    • E. 

      The Tropic of Capricorn


  • 11. 
    What is the name of the imaginary line that runs from the north to the south pole?
    • A. 

      The equator

    • B. 

      The Tropic of Capricorn

    • C. 

      The Tropic of Cancer

    • D. 

      The axis

    • E. 

      The International Date Line


  • 12. 
    The earth is able to support life because we have a unique _____________________

  • 13. 
    When the sun's rays are most direct over the northern hemisphere, it is what season?
    • A. 

      Spring

    • B. 

      Summer

    • C. 

      Fall

    • D. 

      Winter

    • E. 

      Daytime


  • 14. 
    When the sun's rays are most direct over the southern hemisphere, the northern hemisphere is experiencing
    • A. 

      Spring

    • B. 

      Summer

    • C. 

      Fall

    • D. 

      Winter

    • E. 

      Night


  • 15. 
    The tilt of Earth on the axis allows for more direct sunlight on one hemisphere than another.  This allows for
    • A. 

      Seasons

    • B. 

      Day and Night

    • C. 

      Christmas

    • D. 

      Meteor Showers

    • E. 

      Rainbows


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