Trivia Quiz On Earth, Sun, And Moon Motions!

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Trivia Quiz On Earth, Sun, And Moon Motions!

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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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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