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Earth Tilt Quiz

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

 1. 

Which picture demonstrates rotation?
a.
mc001-1.jpg
c.
mc001-3.jpg
b.
mc001-2.jpg
d.
mc001-4.jpg
 

 2. 

When the North Pole is tilted toward the Sun, the Southern Hemisphere experiences
a.
winter.
c.
summer.
b.
spring.
d.
fall.
 

 3. 

How does the number of hours of daylight compare to the number of hours of darkness on March 20, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere?
a.
The hours of daylight and darkness are the same.
b.
There are more hours of darkness than daylight.
c.
There are more hours of daylight than darkness.
d.
The number of hours of daylight and darkness cannot be predicted in advance.
 

 4. 

Daylight in the Northern Hemisphere lasts longer in summer than in winter, and the change in the length of day happens in a predictable pattern. Which statement correctly explains this condition of Earth's environment?
a.
The Sun moves closer to Earth in summer and farther away in winter.
b.
Earth, with its tilted axis, moves around the Sun in a predictable way.
c.
There is a predictable change in the amount of heat and light given off by the Sun.
d.
Earth turns slower in summer than it does in winter.
 

 5. 

Which is a result of the tilt of Earth's axis?
a.
days
c.
years
b.
months
d.
seasons
 

 6. 

During which season are the days the longest?
a.
Spring
c.
Winter
b.
Summer
d.
Autumn
 

 7. 

Why can it be hot where you live?
a.
because the Earth is closest to the Sun
c.
the moon is sending light to the Earth
b.
your part of the world is receiving direct sunlight
d.
the Sun is giving out more energy at that time of year
 

 8. 

What is happening when the Northern Hemisphere is having winter?
a.
the Southern Hemisphere is also having winter
c.
the Southern Hemisphere is having autumn
b.
the Southern Hemisphere is having spring
d.
the Southern Hemisphere is having summer
 

 9. 

What does the tilt of Earth’s axis have to do with the length of a day?
a.
the tilt affects the length of the Sun’s path across the sky
c.
the tilt has nothing to do with the length of the day
b.
when one hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, the Earth’s orbit slows down
 

 10. 

What is July at the South Pole like?
a.
always daylight
c.
12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness
b.
always nighttime
 



 
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