# Ch.Quiz 2 SEC 1 Earth & The Sun's Energy

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The Sun is the major source of light and energy that is vital in
sustaining life on Earth. Do you think you understand the
interdependency the earth has from the sun when it comes to
energy? The quiz below is from chapter 2section one on the
energy of the sun and earth. Give it a shot!

• 1.

### TRUE or FALSE: The amount of solar energy Earth receives is always the same.

• A.

TRUE

• B.

FALSE

B. FALSE
Explanation
The amount of solar energy Earth receives is not always the same. It varies depending on factors such as Earth's position in its orbit, the tilt of its axis, and the presence of atmospheric conditions like clouds and pollution. These factors can cause fluctuations in the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface, resulting in variations in the amount of solar energy received. Therefore, the statement that the amount of solar energy Earth receives is always the same is false.

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• 2.

### TRUE or FALSE: Day and night are caused by the revolution of Earth around the sun.

• A.

TRUE

• B.

FALSE

B. FALSE
Explanation
The statement is false because day and night are caused by the rotation of the Earth on its axis, not by its revolution around the sun. As the Earth rotates, different parts of the planet are either facing towards or away from the sun, resulting in the alternation between day and night. The revolution around the sun is responsible for the changing seasons.

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• 3.

### TRUE or FALSE: The higher latitudes are cooler than the lower latitudes.

• A.

TRUE

• B.

FALSE

A. TRUE
Explanation
The higher latitudes are cooler than the lower latitudes because of the Earth's tilt on its axis. The areas closer to the poles receive less direct sunlight, leading to colder temperatures. As you move towards the equator, the angle of the sunlight becomes more direct, resulting in warmer temperatures. This is why regions near the poles experience colder climates compared to regions near the equator.

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• 4.

### TRUE or FALSE: Earth's tilt causes the seasons.

• A.

TRUE

• B.

FALSE

A. TRUE
Explanation
Earth's tilt causes the seasons because as the Earth orbits around the Sun, its axis is tilted at an angle of about 23.5 degrees. This means that different parts of the Earth receive varying amounts of sunlight throughout the year. When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun, it experiences summer because the sunlight is more direct and concentrated. Conversely, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun, it experiences winter because the sunlight is spread out and less intense. The opposite seasons occur in the Southern Hemisphere. This tilt of the Earth's axis is responsible for the changing seasons we observe.

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• 5.

### TRUE or FALSE: The tropics are regions close to the equator.

• A.

TRUE

• B.

FALSE

A. TRUE
Explanation
The statement is true because the tropics are indeed regions that are close to the equator. The tropics lie between the Tropic of Cancer, located at approximately 23.5 degrees north of the equator, and the Tropic of Capricorn, located at approximately 23.5 degrees south of the equator. These regions experience a warm and tropical climate due to their proximity to the equator, with consistently high temperatures throughout the year.

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