Grade 6 Unit #2 - Earth, Sun, Moon, And Weather Quiz

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Grade 6 Unit #2 - Earth, Sun, Moon, And Weather Quiz

Do this quiz to prepare yourself for the upcoming unit test about the Earth, Sun, Moon, and Weather.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which ones is NOT a celestial object?
    • A. 

      Satellite

    • B. 

      Dwarf planet

    • C. 

      Moon

    • D. 

      Humans

  • 2. 
    Day and night are caused by
    • A. 

      the tilt of Earth's axis.

    • B. 

      Earth's revolution around the sun.

    • C. 

      Eclipses.

    • D. 

      Earth's rotation on its axis.

  • 3. 
      One complete revolution of Earth around the sun takes about
    • A. 

      One rotation.

    • B. 

      one season.

    • C. 

      one year.

    • D. 

      One eclipse.

  • 4. 
    Earth has seasons because
    • A. 

      Earth rotates on its axis.

    • B. 

      the distance between Earth and the sun changes.

    • C. 

      Earth's axis is tilted as it moves around the sun.

    • D. 

      The temperature of the sun changes.

  • 5. 
    When the north end of Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun, North America will experience
    • A. 

      More indirect rays and shorter days.

    • B. 

      More indirect rays and longer days.

    • C. 

      more direct rays and shorter days.

    • D. 

      more direct rays and longer days.

  • 6. 
    In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is shining on
    • A. 

      the equator.

    • B. 

      The northern hemisphere.

    • C. 

      The southern hemisphere.

    • D. 

      The The Tropic of Cancer.

  • 7. 
    An equinox occurs when
    • A. 

      neither end of Earth's axis is tilted toward nor away from the sun.

    • B. 

      the north end of Earth's axis is tilted away from the sun.

    • C. 

      the north end of Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun.

    • D. 

      Earth's axis is parallel to the sun's rays.

  • 8. 
    Because the moon rotates once for each revolution around Earth
    • A. 

      You see some phases more than others.

    • B. 

      a different side of the moon faces Earth each day.

    • C. 

      you never see the far side (opposite side) of the moon.

    • D. 

      The far side of the moon is visible only during the full moon phase.

  • 9. 
    The phase of the moon you see depends on
    • A. 

      Where you are on Earth's surface.

    • B. 

      how much of the sunlit side of the moon faces Earth.

    • C. 

      how much of the moon's surface is lit by the sun.

    • D. 

      Whether or not an eclipse is occurring.

  • 10. 
     From new moon phase to full moon phase you see
    • A. 

      an increasing amount of the lighted side of the moon.

    • B. 

      a decreasing amount of the lighted side of the moon.

    • C. 

      the same amount of the lighted side of the moon.

    • D. 

      more of the lighted side, then less of the lighted side of the moon.

  • 11. 
    For a solar eclipse to occur,
    • A. 

      the sun must be directly between Earth and the moon.

    • B. 

      the moon must be directly between Earth and the sun.

    • C. 

      the moon must be directly behind Earth.

    • D. 

      Earth must be directly between the sun and the moon.

  • 12. 
    During what phase can a lunar eclipse occur?
    • A. 

      new moon

    • B. 

      First quarter

    • C. 

      waxing gibbous

    • D. 

      Full moon

  • 13. 
    You are less likely to see a solar eclipse than a lunar eclipse because
    • A. 

      the moon's shadow covers all of Earth during a lunar eclipse.

    • B. 

      New moon phases occur less often than full moon phases.

    • C. 

      only people on the daytime side of Earth can see a solar eclipse.

    • D. 

      you must be in the moon's shadow to see a solar eclipse. you must be in the moon's shadow to see a solar eclipse.

  • 14. 
    Tides are caused mainly by
    • A. 

      Earth's rotation on its axis, causing water to move.

    • B. 

      differences in how much the sun pulls on different parts of Earth.

    • C. 

      Strong winds blowing water onto coasts.

    • D. 

      Differences in how much the moon pulls on different parts of Earth.

  • 15. 
    Most places on Earth experience
    • A. 

      One high tide and one low tide about every 25 hours (almost a day).

    • B. 

      Two high tides and one low tide about every 25 hours (almost a day).

    • C. 

      one high tide and one low tide about every 12.5 hours (almost half a day).

    • D. 

      Two high tides and two low tides about every 12.5 hours (almost half a day).

  • 16. 
    Galileo saw that much of the moon's surface is covered with round pits (holes) called
    • A. 

      highlands.

    • B. 

      seas.

    • C. 

      craters.

    • D. 

      maria.

  • 17. 
    The force of friction pulls the moon and Earth toward each other. _________________________
  • 18. 
    The lighted half of the moon faces away from Earth during the ____________________ phase.
  • 19. 
    Any object that revolves around another object in space is called a ____________________.
  • 20. 
    Look at this diagram.  Describe each phase of the moon.  Indicate which way you are labeling it.  Start with the moon that is shaded entirely gray (on the right-hand side)
  • 21. 
    In the table, how many tides occur on Monday? Tide Table Baffin Bay Tide Data Table Day Time Height (meters) Monday       Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday 6:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. 10:30 P.M.   7:30 A.M. 5:00 P.M.   3:00 A.M. 1:30 P.M.   12:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M. 12:00 A.M. 1.5 6.7 1.7   6.5 1.9   6.3 2.1   6.1 2.3 5.9
    • A. 

      2 tides

    • B. 

      3 tides

    • C. 

      1 tide

    • D. 

      4 tides

  • 22. 
    Use the table, describe how the height of the tides changes from Monday to Thursday. Tide Table Baffin Bay Tide Data Table Day Time Height (meters) Monday       Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday 6:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. 10:30 P.M.   7:30 A.M. 5:00 P.M.   3:00 A.M. 1:30 P.M.   12:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M. 12:00 A.M. 1.5 6.7 1.7   6.5 1.9   6.3 2.1   6.1 2.3 5.9  
    • A. 

      The high tides get lower and the low tides get higher.

    • B. 

      The high tides get higher and the low tides get lower.

    • C. 

      The low tides get lower and the low tides get higher.

    • D. 

      The high tides get lower and the low tides get lower.

  • 23. 
    If you were piloting a ship to a town on Baffin Bay, what would be the best day and time to arrive at the town? Explain.
  • 24. 
    Explain how a lunar eclipse differs from a solar eclipse.
  • 25. 
    Winds are caused by differences in
    • A. 

      precipitation.

    • B. 

      Humidity.

    • C. 

      air pressure.

    • D. 

      turbulence. turbulence.

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