Earth, Moon & Sun Relationships Quiz

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Earth, Moon & Sun Relationships Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • 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.

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    How far is the earth tilted?
    • A. 

      32.5 degrees

    • B. 

      53.2 degrees

    • C. 

      35.2 degrees

    • D. 

      23.5 degrees

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    What is the phase of the moon at position C?
    • A. 

      Third Quarter

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      First Quarter

    • D. 

      Waxing Crescent

  • 7. 
    What is the phase of the moon at position E?
    • A. 

      Third Quarter

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      First Quarter

    • D. 

      Waxing Crescent

  • 8. 
    • 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.

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    • 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.

  • 11. 
    Waht season is it in the Southern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Winter

    • C. 

      Spring

    • D. 

      Fall

  • 12. 
    Where can you see a total solar eclipse?
    • A. 

      In the moon's penumbra

    • B. 

      In the earth's umbra

    • C. 

      In the moon's umbra

    • D. 

      In the earth's penumbra

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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.

  • 15. 
    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.