Earth & Space Post-test

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Earth & Space Post-test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following lists the earth, sun, and moon in order from smallest to largest?
    • A. 

      Earth, sun, moon

    • B. 

      Moon, sun, earth

    • C. 

      Sun, earth, moon

    • D. 

      Moon, earth, sun

  • 2. 
    Which is true about the orbit of the sun, earth, and moon?
    • A. 

      The sun orbits around the earth and the moon orbits around the sun

    • B. 

      The earth orbits around the sun and the moon orbits around the earth

    • C. 

      The moon and earth orbit the sun, but not one another

    • D. 

      The sun and earth orbit the moon

  • 3. 
    What two things cause seasons on Earth?
    • A. 

      Tilt of the axis and rotation

    • B. 

      Tilt of the axis and orbit

    • C. 

      Moon and sun placement

    • D. 

      Rotation of earth on its axis and orbit around the sun

  • 4. 
    Which of the following cause day and night on Earth?
    • A. 

      Earth's orbit

    • B. 

      The moon's orbit

    • C. 

      Earth's rotation

    • D. 

      The moon's rotation

  • 5. 
    What causes the moon to appear to change shape?
    • A. 

      The moon's orbit around the Earth causes it to look different

    • B. 

      The moon's rotation around the sun changes

    • C. 

      The Earth blocks some of the light

    • D. 

      The Earth rotates to make it look differently

  • 6. 
    A lunar eclipse is_________________.
    • A. 

      When the moon is hidden from sight because of the Earth's shadow.

    • B. 

      When the sun is hidden behind moon

    • C. 

      When the Earth is hidden behind the moon

    • D. 

      When the moon is close to the sun

  • 7. 
    ___________ is when the side of the moon facing earth is completely lit up and _______________ is when it is completely dark.
    • A. 

      New moon; full moon

    • B. 

      1st moon; last moon

    • C. 

      Full moon; new moon

    • D. 

      Crescent moon; gibbous moon

  • 8. 
    Where does the moon get it's light?
    • A. 

      It creates its own light

    • B. 

      It receives light reflected off of the Earth

    • C. 

      It reflects lights from the sun

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is true about gravity?
    • A. 

      Gravity pulls things down.

    • B. 

      Gravity holds things up.

    • C. 

      Gravity pulls things to the center.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    The sun's gravity does which of the following?
    • A. 

      Holds the planets in orbit

    • B. 

      Holds the moons in orbit

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      Neither A or B

  • 11. 
    What holds the moon in orbit around the Earth?
    • A. 

      The sun's gravity

    • B. 

      The moon's gravity

    • C. 

      The Earth's gravity

    • D. 

      The universal gravity

  • 12. 
    Which of the following could happen if the sun had no gravitational pull?
    • A. 

      The planets would continue orbiting with no changes

    • B. 

      The planets would no longer orbit the sun and would begin moving throughout the solar system

    • C. 

      The planets would continue orbiting but at a faster rate

    • D. 

      There is no way to predict what might happen

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