Earth's Rotation Quiz! Science Trivia

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The planets that we know of so far are in constant motion and the earth is no exemption. The earth orbits around the sun in what we have come to identify as revolution and spins around its axis. This process cannot be viewed clearly without many studies. Take up the quiz below and see what you know about the earth’s rotation and revolution.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     The earth spins on an angled tilt called a(n)
    • A. 

      Axis

    • B. 

      Invert

    • C. 

      Revolution

    • D. 

      Bounce

  • 2. 
    Rotation of the earth is what causes_______________
    • A. 

      The seasons

    • B. 

      Day and night

    • C. 

      The tides

    • D. 

      A full moon

  • 3. 
    Rotation of the earth takes___________
    • A. 

      One day

    • B. 

      One year

    • C. 

      One summer

    • D. 

      One winter

  • 4. 
    Revolution of the earth takes_________________
    • A. 

      One day

    • B. 

      One year

    • C. 

      One summer

    • D. 

      One winter

  • 5. 
    The earth's revolution is called an orbit, and we orbit around________
    • A. 

      The moon

    • B. 

      The sun

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Venus

  • 6. 
    Which happens in one year’s time?
    • A. 

      The moon makes one complete revolution around Earth.

    • B. 

      Earth makes one complete revolution around the sun.

    • C. 

      Earth makes one complete spin on its axis.

    • D. 

      The sun makes one complete spin on its axis.

  • 7. 
    Which is caused by the rotation of Earth?
    • A. 

      Tides

    • B. 

      Days and nights

    • C. 

      Spring and fall

    • D. 

      Rainfall

  • 8. 
    Because of the Earth's revolution around the sun, we have different__________
    • A. 

      Months

    • B. 

      Years

    • C. 

      Seasons

    • D. 

      Days

  • 9. 
    During which season are the days the longest?
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Winter

    • C. 

      Spring

    • D. 

      Fall

  • 10. 
    During which seasons are the days the shortest?
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Winter

    • C. 

      Spring

    • D. 

      Fall

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best describes why the Earth has four seasons? A. The sun is closer to the Earth during summer and farther away during winter B. The sun shines directly onto the equator all year long C. The 23.5° tilt of the Earth is the primary reason for the seasons
    • A. 

      The sun is closer to the Earth during summer and farther away during winter

    • B. 

      The sun shines directly onto the equator all year long

    • C. 

      The tilt of the Earth is the primary reason for the seasons

  • 12. 
    How long does it take for the Earth to go once around its axis?
    • A. 

      12 hours

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      1 week

    • D. 

      1 year

  • 13. 
    Which of the following correctly describes the movement of Earth, Moon and sun?
    • A. 

      Moon revolves around Earth, Earth revolves around sun

    • B. 

      Moon revolves around sun, Earth revolves around Moon

    • C. 

      Sun and Moon revolve around Earth

    • D. 

      Sun revolves around Moon, Moon revolves around Earth

  • 14. 
    Why do we see different phases of the Moon here on Earth?
    • A. 

      The Moon moves around the sun

    • B. 

      The Moon is smaller when it is farther from Earth causing it to appear to have shadows.

    • C. 

      The point of view of the moon changes and Earth sees different amounts of lit and unlit moon.

    • D. 

      The Earth casts a shadow across the moon.