Earth And Moon Science Quiz: Trivia

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Earth And Moon Science Quiz: Trivia

Earth and moon science quiz. Of all the planets in our solar system, the earth is one of the most fascinating as it can support life. It takes a whole year for the earth to make a full revolution around the sun. The planet has one single moon, and it helps majorly in stabilizing the climate experienced in the planet. Get to learn some more about these two bodies by taking the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the word that the moon turns around the earth?
    • A. 

      Turning

    • B. 

      Orbit

    • C. 

      Rotates

  • 2. 
    How is a shadow made?
    • A. 

      Because there is no light

    • B. 

      Because the person is blocking the light

    • C. 

      Because light shines through you

  • 3. 
    How many days does the Moon take to orbit the Earth?
    • A. 

      100days

    • B. 

      1day

    • C. 

      28 days

    • D. 

      59days

    • E. 

      72days

  • 4. 
    To spin is to____________________?
    • A. 

      A.rotate

    • B. 

      B.revolve

    • C. 

      C.orbit

  • 5. 
    To travel around an oject is to______________________________.
    • A. 

      A.axis

    • B. 

      B.rotate

    • C. 

      C.revolve

  • 6. 
    The path on object followes as it revolves is called its____________________________.
    • A. 

      A. orbit

    • B. 

      B. rotations

    • C. 

      C. axis

  • 7. 
    The imaginary line that an object spins around is called_____________________________.
    • A. 

      A. pole

    • B. 

      B. axis

    • C. 

      C. seasons

  • 8. 
    Earth's axis is__________________________.
    • A. 

      A. straight up and down

    • B. 

      B. tilted

    • C. 

      C.sideways

  • 9. 
    Earth's seasons are caused by what_________________________________
    • A. 

      A. rotation and reolutions

    • B. 

      B. revolution and the Earth's axis

    • C. 

      C. The Earth's axis and rotation

  • 10. 
    The earth revolves around the__________
    • A. 

      A. moon

    • B. 

      B. sun

    • C. 

      C.as teroiubelt

  • 11. 
    Which is the largest__________________________________
    • A. 

      A. Earth

    • B. 

      B. moon

    • C. 

      C. sun

  • 12. 
    Which is the smallest_________________________
    • A. 

      A. Earth

    • B. 

      B.moon

    • C. 

      C. sun

  • 13. 
    Waht season is it in the Southern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Winter

    • C. 

      Spring

    • D. 

      Fall

  • 14. 
    A spring tide and a lunar eclipse can be seen in what phase of the moon?
    • A. 

      Full moon

    • B. 

      New moon

    • C. 

      First quarter

    • D. 

      Thrid quarter

  • 15. 
    Which statement is correct?
    • A. 

      The earth rotates around the sun and revolves on its axis.

    • B. 

      The earth revolves around the sun and rotates on the axis of the equator.

    • C. 

      The earth revolves around the sun and rotates on its axis.

    • D. 

      The earth revolves around the sun in 24 hours.

  • 16. 
    What causes the seasons?
    • A. 

      The clockwise orbit of the earth around the sun

    • B. 

      Earth's revolution around the sun and tilt of earth on it's axis

    • C. 

      Earth's evolution around the sun and gravitaional pull of the moon.

    • D. 

      The spring and automnal equinox

  • 17. 
    What is the phase of the moon at position C?
    • A. 

      Third Quarter

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      First Quarter

    • D. 

      Waxing Crescent

  • 18. 
    Why do people who live in Alaska experience short days in the winter?
    • A. 

      Because the earth is tilted towards the sun during this time

    • B. 

      Because Alaska is very close the the north pole and receives indirect sunlight.

    • C. 

      Because Alaska is very close the the north pole and receives direct sunlight.

    • D. 

      Because alaska is in the northern hemisphere.

  • 19. 
    What is the phase of the moon at position E?
    • A. 

      Third Quarter

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      First Quarter

    • D. 

      Waxing Crescent

  • 20. 
    When are the tides largest?
    • A. 

      When the sun, earth and moon are at right angles

    • B. 

      When the sun, earth and moon are at in a line.

    • C. 

      When the three are lined up sun, earth then moon.

    • D. 

      When the three are lined up sun, moon then earth.

  • 21. 
    What is this picture showning?
    • A. 

      A partial lunar eclipse

    • B. 

      A lunar eclipse

    • C. 

      A full moon

    • D. 

      The dark side of the moon

  • 22. 
    What is the sun doing at point B?
    • A. 

      It is hidden from us because it is night.

    • B. 

      The sun is rising.

    • C. 

      The sun is setting.

    • D. 

      The sun is overhead.

  • 23. 
    During the winter solstice, where on the earth are the most direct sun rays received?
    • A. 

      At the equator.

    • B. 

      23.5 degrees north of the equator

    • C. 

      23.5 degrees south of the equator

    • D. 

      In the southern hemishere

  • 24. 
    During a solstice the axis of the earth is pointed____________ from the sun?
    • A. 

      Towards

    • B. 

      Away

    • C. 

      At a right angle

    • D. 

      Straight up and down

  • 25. 
    What occurs during a Neap tide?
    • A. 

      The sun and moon create a large gravitaional pull on Earth

    • B. 

      There are low tides do to the sun, earth and moon being at right angles to each other.

    • C. 

      There are low tides do to the sun, earth and moon being lined up with each other.

    • D. 

      The tides are at their highest.

  • 26. 
    How far is the earth tilted?
    • A. 

      32.5 degrees

    • B. 

      53.2 degrees

    • C. 

      35.2 degrees

    • D. 

      23.5 degrees

  • 27. 
    During the Vernal Equinox, where on the earth are the most direct sun rays received?
    • A. 

      At the equator.

    • B. 

      23.5 degrees north of the equator

    • C. 

      23.5 degrees south of the equator

    • D. 

      In the southern hemishere

  • 28. 
    Why do we only see one side of the moon?
    • A. 

      The moon phases only allow one side to be seen at all times.

    • B. 

      The rotation and relolutionof the moon are the same as the earth.

    • C. 

      The rotation and relolution of the moon are equal.

    • D. 

      Because the sun does not provide light and therefore it can not be seen from earth.

  • 29. 
    The sun and the moon appear to move slowly from East to West across the sky; this is because:-
    • A. 

      The sun and moon actually move from East to West.

    • B. 

      The earth is rotating from East to West.

    • C. 

      The sun and moon actually move from West to East.

    • D. 

      The earth is rotating from West to East.

    • E. 

      The sky does not rotate with the earth.

  • 30. 
    The Equinox means:-
    • A. 

      Longest day and shortest night

    • B. 

      Shortest day and longest night

    • C. 

      Longest day and longest night

    • D. 

      Shortest day and Shortest night

    • E. 

      Day and night are equal in length

  • 31. 
    The path the sun and moon take throught the sky is called:-
    • A. 

      Equator

    • B. 

      Ecliptic

    • C. 

      Equinox

    • D. 

      Ellipse

    • E. 

      Solstice

  • 32. 
    The tides on the earth are caused by:
    • A. 

      The sun and the moon pulling on the oceans

    • B. 

      The moon pulling on the oceans

    • C. 

      The sun pulling on the oceans

    • D. 

      The earth spinning and throwing the oceans outwards

    • E. 

      The wind blowing the water along