2.4 Study Sheet #6 Practice Quiz

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2.4 Study Sheet #6 Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Northern Hemisphere experiences winter when Earth is farthest from the sun.  
    • A. True
    • B. False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What causes the different seasons on Earth?  
    • A. The fact that Earth goes along an ecliptic
    • B. The fact that Earth rotates around its axis
    • C. The way that Earth gets closer and farther from the sun throughout the year
    • D. The way heat energy reflects off of Earth because of the angle at which it hits
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 3. 
    Why is one side of the moon called "the dark side of the moon"?  
    • A. The moon is in Earth's shadow.
    • B. The moon both rotates on its axis and revolves around Earth every 28 days.
    • C. Earth is in the moon's shadow.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 4. 
    How many low tides happen at a given coast in any 24-hour period?
  • 5. 
        Why is one side of the moon called "the dark side of the moon"?  
    • A. Half of the moon emits light, while the other half does not.
    • B. The amount of time it takes to rotate around its axis is the same amount of time it takes to revolve around Earth.
    • C. Only half of the moon is in Earth's shadow at any given time.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 6. 
    Why is there so little evidence of the Period of Heavy Bombardment on Earth?  
    • A. The moon's gravity prevented asteroids from reaching Earth.
    • B. Weathering, plate movements and volcanoes destroyed many of the craters.
    • C. Earth's magnetic field prevented asteroids from striking Earth.
    • D. Asteroids burn up in Earth's thick atmosphere.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 7. 
    What causes the different seasons on Earth?  
    • A. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
    • B. The speed at which the Earth rotates on its axis
    • C. The distance between Earth and the sun
    • D. The angles at which the suns rays strike the Earth
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 8. 
    The cause of the phases of the moon is a cycle that is close to _______ long.
  • 9. 
    The side of the moon that faces the sun is always illuminated, but that side does not always face Earth. The different phases of the moon are caused by the moon's near 28-day _____.
  • 10. 
    Which contributes to the lack of evidence of the Period of Heavy Bombardment on Earth?  
    • A. choice text
    • B. Plate movements
    • C. The supply of oxygen
    • D. Earth's vegetation
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 11. 
    Plants take in carbon dioxide and release _____ gas.
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