Science Sol 4.8 Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The rotation of the Earth on its axis causes --
    • A. 

      Seasons

    • B. 

      Years

    • C. 

      Months

    • D. 

      Days

  • 2. 
    Earth’s _____ is involved in determining the length of a year.
    • A. 

      Revolution

    • B. 

      Rotation

    • C. 

      Axis

    • D. 

      Temperature

  • 3. 
    The moon revolves around--
    • A. 

      Itself

    • B. 

      The Earth

    • C. 

      The sun

    • D. 

      The solar system

  • 4. 
    Which of these statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Earth spins on its axis.

    • B. 

      Earth revolves around the sun.

    • C. 

      Earth is a planet.

    • D. 

      Earth rotates around the moon

  • 5. 
    Earth revolves around the sun in a/an:
    • A. 

      Eclipse

    • B. 

      Axis.

    • C. 

      Ellipse.

    • D. 

      Circle.

  • 6. 
    As Earth revolves around the sun, what causes the seasons?
    • A. 

      The shape of Earth’s orbit

    • B. 

      The tilt of Earth’s axis

    • C. 

      The position of the moon

    • D. 

      The temperature of the sun’s heat

  • 7. 
    If it is hot year-round where you live, then where do you live?
    • A. 

      In the Northern Hemisphere

    • B. 

      In the Southern Hemisphere

    • C. 

      Near the equator

    • D. 

      Near the North Pole

  • 8. 
    The apparent changes of the moon’s shape during the month are called:
    • A. 

      Cycles.

    • B. 

      Phases.

    • C. 

      Revolutions.

    • D. 

      Days.

  • 9. 
    When the moon is seen from the Earth as a whole circle, it is called a—
    • A. 

      Full moon

    • B. 

      Crescent moon

    • C. 

      New moon

    • D. 

      Half moon

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The moon is smaller than Earth.

    • B. 

      The moon revolves around Earth in about 4 weeks.

    • C. 

      Earth revolves around the sun in about 52 weeks.

    • D. 

      The moon is heavier than Earth.

  • 11. 
    The Earth is very different from other objects in space, because it has the most—
    • A. 

      Solid rock

    • B. 

      Volcanoes

    • C. 

      Liquid water

    • D. 

      High winds

  • 12. 
    The sun is a—
    • A. 

      Planet

    • B. 

      Moon

    • C. 

      Asteroid

    • D. 

      Star

  • 13. 
    Approximately how old is the sun?
    • A. 

      Thousand years

    • B. 

      Hundreds years

    • C. 

      Millions years

    • D. 

      Billion years

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      The Earth is larger than the moon

    • B. 

      The moon is smaller than the sun

    • C. 

      The sun is the largest body in our solar system.

    • D. 

      The Earth is larger than the sun.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is small and rocky with extreme temperatures and no water?
    • A. 

      The moon

    • B. 

      The Earth

    • C. 

      Sun

    • D. 

      Stars

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is a yellow ball of burning gases that provides heat and light for the nine planets that orbit it?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Moon

    • C. 

      Comets

    • D. 

      Sun

  • 17. 
    On which of the following does life exist?
    • A. 

      Meteors

    • B. 

      The Earth

    • C. 

      The moon

    • D. 

      Sun

  • 18. 
    What group of people have helped us most to understand the moon, the sun, and earth systems?
    • A. 

      Farmers and fishermen

    • B. 

      Airline pilots

    • C. 

      Engineers

    • D. 

      Astronomers and astronauts

  • 19. 
    The NASA Apollo missions helped us to understand—
    • A. 

      The sun

    • B. 

      The moon

    • C. 

      The Earth

    • D. 

      Mars

  • 20. 
    Many years ago, scientists such as Aristotle and Ptolemy thought that ________ was at the center of the solar system.
    • A. 

      The moon

    • B. 

      The Earth

    • C. 

      The sun

    • D. 

      A meteorite

  • 21. 
    Scientists such as Copernicus and Galileo helped to prove that the ________ is in the center of the solar system.
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Moon

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Comet

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