Earth, Moon And Sun Relationship Quiz!

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What is the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun? The sun keeps our planet warm, and with the moon, it generates the tides. The Earth orbits the sun, and in turn, the moon orbits the Earth. The Earth both rotates on its axis, and it journeys in an elliptical orbit around the sun. This quiz will shed some light about relationship between the Earth, moon, and sun. Have fun with the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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.

  • 2. 
    How far is the earth tilted?
    • A. 

      32.5 degrees

    • B. 

      53.2 degrees

    • C. 

      35.2 degrees

    • D. 

      23.5 degrees

  • 3. 
    What is the phase of the moon at position C?
    • A. 

      Third Quarter

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      First Quarter

    • D. 

      Waxing Crescent

  • 4. 
    What is the phase of the moon at position E?
    • A. 

      Third Quarter

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      First Quarter

    • D. 

      Waxing Crescent

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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.

  • 8. 
    Where can you see a total solar eclipse?
    • A. 

      When the moon get hit by asteroids.

    • B. 

      When the Earth is in the sun's shadow

    • C. 

      When the Earth is in the moon shadow

    • D. 

      Total solar eclipse do not occur.

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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.

  • 11. 
    During winter the axis of the earth is pointed____________ from the sun?
    • A. 

      Towards

    • B. 

      Away

    • C. 

      At a right angle

    • D. 

      Straight up and down

  • 12. 
    During the summer, 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

  • 13. 
    Why does the Earth have seasons?
    • A. 

      Because of its atmosphere.

    • B. 

      Because it has so much water.

    • C. 

      Because of its tilted axis.

    • D. 

      Because of its moon.

  • 14. 
      What season is it in the Southern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Winter

    • C. 

      Spring

    • D. 

      Fall

  • 15. 
    Why does Alaska get longer days during the summer?
    • A. 

      Because the earth is tilted away from 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 equator and receives direct sunlight.

    • D. 

      Because alaska is in the northern hemisphere.

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