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Earth's Movements

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Day and night are caused by what?
a.
rotation
c.
the orbit
b.
revolution
d.
the Moon
 

 2. 

What is the axis?
a.
an imaginary line around the outside of the Earth.
c.
the 0 degree line of longitude
b.
the 0 degree line of latitude
d.
an imaginary line through the center of the Earth
 

 3. 

A year is caused by what?
a.
one rotation
c.
24 hours
b.
one revolution
 

 4. 

What does rotation cause?
a.
one day and one night
c.
dizziness
b.
one year
 

 5. 

What is the Earth’s tilt?
a.
90 degrees
c.
23.5 degrees
b.
causes the magnetic field around the Earth
 

 6. 

Why is it warmer in the summer?
a.
the Earth is closer to the Sun
c.
days are longer
b.
nights are longer
d.
the Sun shines brighter
 

 7. 

Where do we live?
a.
in the northern hemisphere
c.
below the equator
b.
in the southern hemisphere
d.
in South America
 

 8. 

How long does one revolution take?
a.
one year
c.
24 hours
b.
one day
 

 9. 

When is the Earth closest to the Sun?
a.
in January
c.
during the summer
b.
in June
 

 10. 

What is most responsible for the seasons?
a.
rotation
c.
the Earth’s tilt
b.
revolution
d.
the Earth’s orbit
 



 
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