Earth,moon And The Solar System Dragons

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  • 1. 
    The pereodic rise and fall of the oceans's surface is the ____________________.
    • A. 

      Wave

    • B. 

      Ocean

    • C. 

      Tide

    • D. 

      Storm

  • 2. 
    The appearance and shape of the moon as you see it from Earth is called a ______________________.
    • A. 

      Ball

    • B. 

      Sun shine

    • C. 

      Light

    • D. 

      Phase

  • 3. 
    When the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow,a _____________________ occurs.
    • A. 

      Solar eclipse

    • B. 

      Lunar eclipse

    • C. 

      Full moon eclipse

    • D. 

      Shadow

  • 4. 
    When the Moon passes directly between the sun and Earth,a _________________heppens.
    • A. 

      Lunar eclipse

    • B. 

      Solar eclipse

    • C. 

      Earth eclipse

    • D. 

      Eclipse

  • 5. 
    The time from one phase of the Moon until the next time the Moon reaches the same phase is _______________ .
    • A. 

      1 month

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      48 hours

    • D. 

      3 months

  • 6. 
    As _______________ rotates,the tides move around the planet.
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Moon

    • C. 

      Sun

    • D. 

      Sky

  • 7. 
    The phases of the moon are caused by the revolution of the Moon and the Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Light from the Sun that reflects off the Moon's surface

    • B. 

      Light from the Sun that reflects off the Earth

    • C. 

      Light from the sun that reflects off mars

    • D. 

      Light from the earth that shines on the Moon

  • 9. 
    This galaxy includes the _____________________, which has the Sun at its center.
    • A. 

      Space

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Solar system

    • D. 

      Planets

  • 10. 
    The solar system also has rocky asteroids and icy ______________________that orbit the Sun.  
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Rocks

    • C. 

      Planets

    • D. 

      Space

  • 11. 
    The force of attraction between any two objects is ______________.
    • A. 

      Inertia

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Space

    • D. 

      Friction

  • 12. 
    The strength of gravity increases as the _______________  of objects increases and decreases as the distance between objects increases.  
    • A. 

      Equator

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Size

    • D. 

      Mass

  • 13. 
    A path that one object takes as it moves around another object is its ___________________________.
    • A. 

      Orbit

    • B. 

      Atmosphere

    • C. 

      Revolution

    • D. 

      Spin

  • 14. 
    Moving objects have the tendency to keep moving in a straight line; this is called __________________.  
    • A. 

      Straight lining

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Inertia

    • D. 

      Space

  • 15. 
    Every year, Earth makes one complete trip, or ______________, around the Sun.
    • A. 

      Circle

    • B. 

      Revolution

    • C. 

      365 days

    • D. 

      Flight

  • 16. 
    Sunlight strikes Earth differently at different times of year because Earth’s axis is _____________.
    • A. 

      Bright

    • B. 

      Curved

    • C. 

      Straight

    • D. 

      Tilted

  • 17. 
    The changes in the angle of sunlight on Earth’s surface cause the _________________.  
    • A. 

      Months

    • B. 

      Seasons

    • C. 

      Years

    • D. 

      Sunlight

  • 18. 
    Rocks striking the Moon over billions of years have formed many _________________.
    • A. 

      Craters

    • B. 

      Caves

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Asteroids

  • 19. 
    When the Moon moves into Earth’s shadow, a ___________________occurs.  
    • A. 

      Lunar eclipse

    • B. 

      Solar eclipse

    • C. 

      Moon eclipse

    • D. 

      Circle eclipse

  • 20. 
    The orbiting Hubble Space Telescope “sees” objects more clearly than Earth-based telescopes because Earth’s _____________ does not change Hubble’s view.
    • A. 

      Mountains

    • B. 

      Atmosphere

    • C. 

      Clouds

    • D. 

      Winds

  • 21. 
    Radio telescopes are giant dishes on Earth’s surface that gather __________________waves from objects in space.  
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Friction

    • C. 

      Violent

    • D. 

      Radio

  • 22. 
    The solar system’s moons are natural ____________________,but artificial satellites orbit Earth to gather weather data and help people communicate.  
    • A. 

      Stars

    • B. 

      Satellites

    • C. 

      Rocks

    • D. 

      Stars

  • 23. 
    Most of the solar system’s  _______________________orbit the Sun in a belt between Mars and Jupiter. asteroids  
    • A. 

      Meteors

    • B. 

      Asteroids

    • C. 

      Planets

    • D. 

      Stars

  • 24. 
    Balls of ice, dust, and rock in elongated elliptical orbits comets around the Sun are __________________
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Asteroids

    • C. 

      Cold

    • D. 

      Moving