The Nature Quiz

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The Nature Quiz

What do you know about your home planet? Answer these questions on some of the simple fundamental ideas about how our world works.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the best explanation for why we have seasons?      
    • A. 

      The sun has an annual cycle of getting hotter and colder.

    • B. 

      The earth is tilted on its axis and different areas receive a different intensity of sunlight at different times.

    • C. 

      Wind and oceans patterns change through the year causing different seasons.

    • D. 

      The earth has an elliptical orbit and gets closer to and further away from the sun.

  • 2. 
    In June, how does the length of daylight hours change as you head south from the equator?
    • A. 

      Gets longer

    • B. 

      Gets shorter

    • C. 

      No change

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Two per day.

    • B. 

      One per day.

    • C. 

      One per week.

    • D. 

      One per month.

    • E. 

      Two per month.

    • F. 

      One per year.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      A year later.

    • B. 

      Six months later.

    • C. 

      A month later.

    • D. 

      Two weeks later.

    • E. 

      The next week.

    • F. 

      The next day.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      It doesn't.

    • B. 

      The moon rises 50 minutes later each day.

    • C. 

      The moon rises 50 minutes earlier each day.

    • D. 

      The moon rises as the sun sets each day.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

    • F. 

      6

    • G. 

      7

    • H. 

      8

    • I. 

      9

    • J. 

      10

  • 7. 
    Red sky at night, shepherds' delight.... Which of the following is true about this saying? (more than one answer possible)
    • A. 

      It's complete nonsense.

    • B. 

      It first appears in the bible.

    • C. 

      High pressure systems cause small particles to float in the air scattering all but red light.

    • D. 

      It is somewhat true if the prevailing wind direction is from the east.

    • E. 

      It is somewhat true if the prevailing wind direction is from the west.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      12 hours

    • B. 

      15 and a half hours

    • C. 

      18 and a half hours

    • D. 

      13 and a half hours

  • 9. 
    Betelgeuse and Rigel are stars in which constellation?
    • A. 

      Orion

    • B. 

      The big dipper

    • C. 

      The little dipper

    • D. 

      Leo

    • E. 

      Gemini

    • F. 

      Taurus