Trivia Quiz On Earth, Sun, And Moon Motions!

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Trivia Quiz On Earth, Sun, And Moon Motions!

How good are you in identifying earth, sun, and moon motions? For this quiz, you will be required to know what the auroras are, what moon phase can be seen from earth, what causes the seasons to occur, what makes planets orbit around the sun, describe the solar system, name the moon phases, and define moonlight. This quiz will teach you about the earth, sun, and moon. Go for it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What causes the auroras or Northern and Southern lights?
    • A. 

      The planets line up for the light show.

    • B. 

      Charged particles from the sun begin to glow as they enter the earth's atmosphere

    • C. 

      No one really knows

  • 2. 
      What moon phase would be seen from earth?
    • A. 

      New moon

    • B. 

      Full moon

    • C. 

      3rd quarter

  • 3. 
    How would this galaxy be classified?
    • A. 

      Elliptical, earth and sun located at point A

    • B. 

      Spiral, earth and sun located at point B

    • C. 

      Spiral, earth and sun located at point C

  • 4. 
    What is the season at points 1 and 2?
    • A. 

      Winter

    • B. 

      Spring

    • C. 

      Summer

  • 5. 
    This is the alignment of the earth, moon and sun during which type of unusual tide?
    • A. 

      Neap

    • B. 

      Spring

    • C. 

      Solstice

  • 6. 
    What causes the seasons?
    • A. 

      The elliptical movement of the earth around the sun

    • B. 

      The tilt of the earth at various stages of the earth's revolution around the sun

    • C. 

      The solar wind moves the earth at different angles

  • 7. 
    How long does it take us to see light from stars 1000 light years away from the earth?
    • A. 

      1000 years

    • B. 

      1000 months

    • C. 

      1000 seconds

  • 8. 
    What causes the planets to orbit around the sun?
    • A. 

      Strong nuclear forces

    • B. 

      Strong gravitational force of the sun

    • C. 

      Magnetic forces in the earth's atmosphere

  • 9. 
    What object has the largest mass in the solar system?
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Saturn

  • 10. 
    Why does the moon exert more gravitational force on the earth's tides than the sun?
    • A. 

      Because the moon is larger than the sun

    • B. 

      Because the moon is closer to the earth than the sun

    • C. 

      Because the moon is moving away from the earth

  • 11. 
    What is the rotation period of the earth?
    • A. 

      365 days

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      1 year

  • 12. 
    What type of eclipse is occurring in the diagram?
    • A. 

      Annular

    • B. 

      Solar

    • C. 

      Lunar

  • 13. 
    Pretend that the earth took only 100 days to orbit the sun.  How would that effect the earth?
    • A. 

      Years would be longer

    • B. 

      Days would be longer and years would be shorter

    • C. 

      Years would be shorter

  • 14. 
    What is the moon phase?
    • A. 

      Waxing

    • B. 

      Waning

    • C. 

      Gibbous

  • 15. 
    Why is there a neap tide during this alignment of the earth, moon, and sun?
    • A. 

      Exceptionally high tides because more gravity is pulling on earth

    • B. 

      Exceptionally low tides because less gravity is pulling on the earth from the same direction

    • C. 

      The tides are even on these days

  • 16. 
    What could be the cause of radio and satellite interruptions on the earth?
    • A. 

      Warmer temperatures

    • B. 

      Solar flare activity from the sun

    • C. 

      Electrical problems from the moon's gravity

  • 17. 
    What are cooler, darker spots on the sun's surface?
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Sunspots

    • C. 

      Photosphere

  • 18. 
    What is the surface of the sun?
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Photosphere

    • C. 

      Chromosphere

  • 19. 
    What feature of the sun produces huge amounts of energy that can be thrust into space?
    • A. 

      Prominences

    • B. 

      Chromosphere

    • C. 

      Photosphere

  • 20. 
    What is moon light?
    • A. 

      Reflected light from the sun

    • B. 

      The moon produces its own light

    • C. 

      Electrical occurrances on the moon

  • 21. 
    When is it summer in the northern hemisphere?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

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