Year 7 Earth In Space

20 Questions
Earth Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which three things does the Earth need to support life?
    • A. 

      Water, light, and humans

    • B. 

      Water, atmosphere, and light

    • C. 

      Soil, light, and food

    • D. 

      Atmosphere, transportation, and food

  • 2. 
    A ___________________ is when an object orbits around another object.
    • A. 

      Revolution

    • B. 

      Rotation

    • C. 

      Spinning

    • D. 

      Moving

  • 3. 
    The spin of an object along its axis is called its _____________________.
    • A. 

      Revolution

    • B. 

      Rotation

    • C. 

      Spin

    • D. 

      Orbit

  • 4. 
    The path the Earth follows is called _________________.
    • A. 

      Revolution

    • B. 

      A rotation

    • C. 

      A trail

    • D. 

      An orbit

  • 5. 
    The earth "spins" on its ______________________.
    • A. 

      Head

    • B. 

      Tilt

    • C. 

      Axis

    • D. 

      Point

  • 6. 
    Each time the earth "spins" around we experience a _________________.
    • A. 

      Month

    • B. 

      Day

    • C. 

      Week

    • D. 

      Year

  • 7. 
    The side of the Earth facing the sun is experiencing ______________ and the side of the Earth not facing the sun is experiencing _____________.
    • A. 

      Winter, summer

    • B. 

      Night, day

    • C. 

      Fall, spring

    • D. 

      Day, night

  • 8. 
    The moon appears to change shape almost daily.  These changes follow a predictable cycle.  Approximately how long does it take for one complete cycle?
    • A. 

      A month

    • B. 

      A year

    • C. 

      A day

    • D. 

      A season

  • 9. 
    Which best describes the motion of the moon around the Earth?
    • A. 

      The moon follows a predictable orbit.

    • B. 

      The moon doesn't orbit the Earth

    • C. 

      The moon changes its direction around the Earth every 28 days.

    • D. 

      The Earth is orbiting around the moon.

  • 10. 
    Which of these is a TRUE statement?
    • A. 

      The moon makes its own light.

    • B. 

      The moon gets bigger and smaller.

    • C. 

      The moon reflects light from the sun.

    • D. 

      The moon is made of cheese.

  • 11. 
    The sun appears to move across the sky every day from the ___________ part of the sky to the ___________ part of the sky.
    • A. 

      Northern, southern

    • B. 

      Western, eastern

    • C. 

      Southern, northern

    • D. 

      Eastern, western

  • 12. 
    What is the path of the sun during the summer months?
    • A. 

      Higher in the sky

    • B. 

      Lower in the sky

    • C. 

      The same as the winter

    • D. 

      The path of the sun always appears the same

  • 13. 
    In a lunar eclipse, the moon
    • A. 

      Casts a shadow on Earth

    • B. 

      Is in Earth's shadow

    • C. 

      Is between Earth and the Sun

    • D. 

      Blocks part of the Sun from view

  • 14. 
    The seasons are caused by
    • A. 

      Earth's distance from the Sun

    • B. 

      The tilt of Earth's axis

    • C. 

      The Sun's temperature

    • D. 

      The calendar

  • 15. 
    Why does the moon appear to be larger than other planets and stars?
    • A. 

      The moon is larger than the planets and stars.

    • B. 

      The moon is brighter than the planets and stars.

    • C. 

      The moon is closer to Earth than the planets and stars.

    • D. 

      The moon is further away from other planets.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      There is a full moon

    • B. 

      The moon is between the Earth and the sun

    • C. 

      The Earth casts a shadow on the Earth.

    • D. 

      The Earth is between the Sun and Moon

  • 17. 
    How many high tides will most ocean beaches have each day?
    • A. 

      One every other day

    • B. 

      One each day

    • C. 

      Two each day

    • D. 

      It varies between 1 to 3 times per day

  • 18. 
    Tides are affected by
    • A. 

      Earth's gravity alone

    • B. 

      The Moon's gravity alone

    • C. 

      The Sun's gravity alone

    • D. 

      The gravity of the Moon and the Sun

  • 19. 
    Why does the Moon have different phases?
    • A. 

      It moves around the Earth

    • B. 

      It moves around the Sun

    • C. 

      It follows the Sun around the Earth

    • D. 

      The Sun moves around the moon

  • 20. 
    When the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun, it is most likely a:
    • A. 

      Full moon

    • B. 

      Half moon

    • C. 

      1st Quarter moon

    • D. 

      3rd Quarter moon