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Tilt and Seasons

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

 1. 

A year is caused by
a.
the Earth’s tilt
c.
revolution
b.
rotation
 

 2. 

Why does it get dark at night?
a.
the Moon comes between the Earth and Sun
c.
our side of the Earth rotates away from the Sun
b.
the Sun goes behind the Earth
 

 3. 

The seasons are caused by what?
a.
the change in Earth’s orbit
c.
the Earth’s rotation
b.
by the Earth’s tilt and revolution
d.
the Earth’s axis
 

 4. 

What is the tilt of the Earth?
a.
90 degrees
c.
15 degrees
b.
45 degrees
d.
23.5 degrees
 

 5. 

The Earth is ALWAYS tilted towards what?
a.
the North Star
c.
the Moon
b.
the Sun
d.
the right
 

 6. 

Rotation causes what?
a.
a year
c.
the seasons
b.
a day and night
 

 7. 

The reason that parts of the Earth are warmer during the summer is because
a.
the Earth is closer to the Sun
c.
that part of the Earth is getting more direct radiation from the Sun
b.
the days are longer
d.
that part of the Earth is tilted away from the Sun
 

 8. 

The seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are
a.
the same
c.
are not related
b.
opposites
d.
the same every other year
 

 9. 

Earth’s tilt causes the Sun’s radiaton to strike Earth at different angles.  During the summertime here in Georgia, the Sun’s radiation
a.
strikes the Northern Hemisphere more directly
c.
strikes both hemispheres the same
b.
strikes the Southern Hemisphere more directly
d.
strikes the Northern Hemisphere at less of an angle
 

 10. 

A complete orbit around the Sun is called
a.
a rotation
c.
a day and a night
b.
a revolution
 

 11. 

On the summer solstice, the Earth
a.
is tilted away from the Sun
c.
is not tilted toward or away
b.
is tilted toward the Sun
 

 12. 

The hemisphere receiving less solar radiation at less of an angle and having shorter days is
a.
tilted toward the Sun
c.
is having summer
b.
is tilted away from the Sun
 

 13. 

During the Summer Solstice, the Sun is directly over what?
a.
the Tropic of Cancer
c.
the Equator
b.
the Tropic of Capricorn
d.
the North Pole
 

 14. 

When do we get equal hours of night and day?
a.
Summer Solstice
c.
an Equinox
b.
Winter Solstice
 

 15. 

What part of the Earth has little or no change in temperature from season to season?
a.
the part near the equator
c.
south of the Tropic of Capricorn
b.
the part near Earth’s poles
d.
north of the Tropic of Cancer
 



 
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