Earth, Moon And Sun Quiz! Trivia Facts

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Do you think you know trivia facts about earth, moon, and sun? Check out this quiz and test your knowledge regarding the trivia facts. This quiz will assist you in your discovery of these elements. According to this quiz, you need to comprehend the outcome of the earth’s rotation, why the moon appears to shine in the night sky, why the earth has seasons, and how you would describe the moon. This exercise will reveal your understanding of the earth, moon, and sun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Earth's rotation (turning on its axis) causes

    • A.

      Day and night

    • B.

      Solar eclipse

    • C.

      The seasons to change

    • D.

      The moon to appear as different shapes

    Correct Answer
    A. Day and night
    Explanation
    The rotation of the Earth on its axis causes day and night. As the Earth spins, different parts of it are exposed to the Sun's light, creating daylight for those regions, while the opposite side experiences darkness, resulting in night. This rotation takes approximately 24 hours, leading to the cycle of day and night that we experience on Earth.

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  • 2. 

    Every day the sun appears to

    • A.

      Rise in the west and set in the east

    • B.

      Rise in the east and set in the west

    • C.

      Rise in the north and set in the south

    • D.

      Rise in the south and set in the north

    Correct Answer
    B. Rise in the east and set in the west
    Explanation
    The sun appears to rise in the east and set in the west due to the rotation of the Earth on its axis. As the Earth rotates from west to east, it gives the illusion that the sun is moving across the sky from east to west. This is why we observe the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.

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  • 3. 

    The Earth revolves around

    • A.

      Itself

    • B.

      Mars

    • C.

      The moon

    • D.

      The sun

    Correct Answer
    D. The sun
    Explanation
    The Earth revolves around the sun. This is known as the heliocentric model, which states that the sun is at the center of our solar system and all the planets, including Earth, orbit around it. This concept was proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century and later supported by observations and calculations made by astronomers like Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton. The Earth's revolution around the sun is responsible for the changing seasons and the length of a year.

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  • 4. 

    Why does the moon appear to shine in the night sky?

    • A.

      The moon makes its own light.

    • B.

      The moon reflects the sun's light.

    • C.

      The moon lights up when it becomes dark.

    • D.

      The moon reflects the Earth's light.

    Correct Answer
    B. The moon reflects the sun's light.
    Explanation
    The moon appears to shine in the night sky because it reflects the sun's light. The moon itself does not produce its own light, but rather it reflects the sunlight that falls on its surface. This reflection of sunlight is what allows us to see the moon and perceive it as shining in the night sky.

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  • 5. 

    Why does the moon appear to be larger than the stars?

    • A.

      The moon is larger than the stars.

    • B.

      The moon is brighter than the stars.

    • C.

      The moon is closer to Earth than the stars.

    • D.

      The moon is the largest of all stars.

    Correct Answer
    C. The moon is closer to Earth than the stars.
    Explanation
    The moon appears to be larger than the stars because it is closer to Earth than the stars. The distance between the moon and Earth is much smaller compared to the vast distances between Earth and the stars. As a result, the moon appears larger in the night sky.

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  • 6. 

    Earth has seasons because

    • A.

      The temperature of the sun changes.

    • B.

      Earth rotates on it axis.

    • C.

      Earth's axis is tilted as it moves around the sun.

    • D.

      The distance between Earth and the sun changes.

    Correct Answer
    C. Earth's axis is tilted as it moves around the sun.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Earth's axis is tilted as it moves around the sun. This tilt causes different parts of Earth to receive varying amounts of sunlight throughout the year, resulting in the changing seasons. When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun, it experiences summer, while the Southern Hemisphere experiences winter. As Earth continues its orbit around the sun, the tilt causes the seasons to shift. This tilt is the main reason for the occurrence of seasons on Earth.

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  • 7. 

    What is the sun?

    • A.

      The sun is a planet.

    • B.

      The sun is a star.

    • C.

      The sun is a constellation.

    • D.

      The sun is a satellite.

    Correct Answer
    B. The sun is a star.
    Explanation
    The sun is a star because it is a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity, just like other stars. It emits light and heat due to the nuclear fusion reactions happening in its core. The sun is not a planet because it does not orbit around another object, and it is not a constellation because it is a single object and not a group of stars. It is also not a satellite because it does not orbit around another celestial body.

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  • 8. 

    What is the moon?

    • A.

      The moon is a constellation.

    • B.

      The moon is a large star.

    • C.

      The moon is a satellite.

    • D.

      The moon is a planet.

    Correct Answer
    C. The moon is a satellite.
    Explanation
    The moon is a satellite because it orbits around a larger celestial body, in this case, the Earth. It does not emit its own light like a star, nor does it belong to a constellation. Additionally, the moon is not classified as a planet as it does not meet the criteria for being one.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of planets outside our solar system?

    • A.

      Subplanets

    • B.

      Exoplanets

    • C.

      Asteroids

    • D.

      Dwarf planets

    Correct Answer
    B. Exoplanets
    Explanation
    Exoplanets are the correct answer because they refer to planets that are located outside of our solar system. These planets orbit around stars other than our Sun. The term "exoplanet" is commonly used in astronomy to distinguish these planets from the planets within our own solar system.

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  • 10. 

    What is thought to cause the spots on Uranus?

    • A.

      Reflections of stars

    • B.

      Volcanos

    • C.

      Storms

    • D.

      Allergies

    Correct Answer
    C. Storms
    Explanation
    Storms are thought to cause the spots on Uranus. These spots are believed to be the result of intense weather patterns and atmospheric disturbances on the planet. Uranus experiences strong winds and violent storms, which can create dark spots on its surface. These storms are likely caused by the planet's unique rotation, which causes extreme weather conditions.

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