# Solar SySTEM Test Quiz

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• 1.

### How long does it take the Earth to revolve around the Sun?

• A.

2 days

• B.

24 hours

• C.

1 year

• D.

1 month

C. 1 year
Explanation
The Earth takes approximately one year to revolve around the Sun. This is because the Earth's orbit is an elliptical shape, with the Sun located at one of the foci. As the Earth moves along its orbit, it experiences different seasons due to the tilt of its axis. The time it takes for the Earth to complete one revolution around the Sun is what we define as a year.

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• 2.

### List four ways the sun is important to our solar system?

Grow, heat, health, etc.
All of the planets revolve around it
You could have other answers (don't worry if it says you are wrong and you know that is a way that the sun is important to our solar system
Explanation
The sun is important to our solar system because it provides heat and light, allowing plants to grow and supporting the health of all living organisms. Additionally, all of the planets revolve around the sun, making it a central and gravitational force in our solar system. The sun's presence and energy are crucial for the existence and functioning of our planetary system.

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• 3.

### How long does it take the Earth to rotate one time?

• A.

It doesn't what are you talking about?

• B.

24 hours

• C.

1 year

• D.

1 month

B. 24 hours
Explanation
The correct answer is 24 hours because the Earth takes approximately 24 hours to complete one rotation on its axis. This rotation is what causes day and night on Earth.

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• 4.

### How long does it take the moon to revolve around the Earth?

• A.

We have a moon?

• B.

24 hours

• C.

1 year

• D.

1 month

D. 1 month
Explanation
The correct answer is 1 month because the moon takes approximately 27.3 days to complete one orbit around the Earth. This is known as the lunar month or the synodic month. During this time, the moon goes through its phases, from new moon to full moon and back to new moon again. This revolution of the moon around the Earth is what gives us the different phases of the moon that we observe from Earth.

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• 5.

### A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky is called what?

• A.

A constellation

• B.

The Big Dipper

• C.

The Sun

• D.

There are stars up there?

A. A constellation
Explanation
A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky is called a constellation. Constellations are well-known formations that have been identified and named by astronomers throughout history. They serve as a way to organize and navigate the night sky, and many cultures have their own stories and myths associated with different constellations. The Big Dipper is a specific constellation within the larger constellation Ursa Major, and it is easily recognizable due to its distinct shape. The Sun is not a constellation, as it is a star located at the center of our solar system. The last option, "There are stars up there?", is not a correct answer as it is a sarcastic remark rather than a valid response.

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• 6.

### To spin on its axis (like a top) is called ______________.

• A.

Rotation

• B.

Revolution

A. Rotation
Explanation
Rotation refers to the spinning or turning of an object on its axis, similar to how a top spins. It is a circular movement around a fixed point, where the object completes a full circle or multiple circles. This term is commonly used to describe the movement of celestial bodies, such as the Earth rotating on its axis, causing day and night.

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• 7.

### To circle around something is called ____________.

• A.

Rotation

• B.

Revolution

B. Revolution
Explanation
The term "revolution" refers to the act of circling or moving around something in a circular path. It implies a complete rotation or orbit around a central point or object. The word "rotation" also involves movement in a circular path, but it typically refers to a single turn or spin rather than a continuous circular motion. Therefore, "revolution" is the more appropriate term to describe circling around something.

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• 8.

### What causes day and night on the Earth?

The earth's rotation.
Explanation
The rotation of the Earth causes day and night. As the Earth rotates on its axis, different parts of the planet are exposed to the Sun's light. When a specific region is facing the Sun, it experiences daylight, creating daytime. Conversely, when that region rotates away from the Sun, it enters the shadowed side, resulting in darkness and nighttime. This rotation cycle repeats every 24 hours, causing the continuous cycle of day and night on Earth.

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• 9.

### How do the sun, the moon, and the Earth work together in our solar system?

• A.

They don't.

• B.

The Earth rotates around the Sun and the moonl

• C.

The Sun is the center of our solar system, the Earth is the 3rd planet from the sun, and we have 1 moon.

• D.

The Sun is the center of our solar system, the Earth revolves around the Sun, and the moon revolves around the Earth.

D. The Sun is the center of our solar system, the Earth revolves around the Sun, and the moon revolves around the Earth.
Explanation
The correct answer explains the relationship and interactions between the sun, the moon, and the Earth in our solar system. It states that the sun is the center of our solar system, which is a known fact. It also mentions that the Earth revolves around the sun, which is true as the Earth orbits the sun in an elliptical path. Additionally, it states that the moon revolves around the Earth, which is also accurate as the moon orbits the Earth. This answer accurately describes the working together of these celestial bodies in our solar system.

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• 10.

### True or False.  The temperature on Earth does not change

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "The temperature on Earth does not change" is false. The temperature on Earth is constantly changing due to various factors such as weather patterns, seasons, and climate change. Different regions on Earth experience different temperatures throughout the year, with variations in temperature occurring on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Additionally, the Earth's temperature has been increasing over the past century due to human activities, leading to global warming. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that the temperature on Earth does not change.

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• 11.

### True or False.  It rains on the moon.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "It rains on the moon" is false. The moon does not have an atmosphere or weather patterns like Earth, so it is not possible for it to rain on the moon. The moon's surface is dry and devoid of any liquid water.

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• 12.

### True or False.  Telescopes help us see objects that are far away.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Telescopes are optical instruments that enhance our ability to see distant objects. They collect and focus light, allowing us to observe celestial bodies such as stars, planets, and galaxies that are located far away from Earth. Telescopes have been instrumental in expanding our knowledge of the universe and have enabled us to discover new celestial objects and phenomena. Therefore, it is true that telescopes help us see objects that are far away.

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• 13.

### True or False.  The Sun is the center of our solar system

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The Sun is indeed the center of our solar system. It is a star located at the center and holds all the planets, including Earth, in its gravitational pull. The Sun's immense mass and energy are what provide heat, light, and other forms of energy necessary for life on Earth. The other planets in our solar system orbit around the Sun, making it the central and most significant celestial body in our solar system.

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• 14.

### True or False.  Lunar eclipses occur during the day.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, causing the Earth's shadow to fall on the Moon. Since the Moon is typically visible at night, it might seem counterintuitive to think that lunar eclipses can occur during the day. However, it is indeed possible for a lunar eclipse to occur during the day. This happens when the alignment of the Sun, Earth, and Moon is such that the eclipse is visible from the geographic location where it is daytime. Therefore, the statement is true.

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