Causes of Day & Night and Phases of the Moon
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  • Question 1
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    Part of the diagram of Earth has a box around it.

    What is shown inside the box?

    answer choices

    the South Pole

    the Equator

    the axis of the Earth

    the orbit of the Earth

  • Question 2
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    What is determined by the speed that Earth rotates on its axis?

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    the length of a day

    the energy that reaches a location

    the temperature of water in the ocean

    the number of seasons in a year

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    It takes 24 hours for Earth to make one full rotation. This 24-hour rotation is directly responsible for causing

    answer choices

    seasons

    earthquakes

    day and night

    rain and hail

  • Question 4
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    Jessica watches the Sun set in the evening sky. What causes the setting of the Sun?

    answer choices

    The distance between Earth and the Sun is increasing.

    The tilt of Earth on its axis is constantly changing.

    Earth is revolving around the Sun.

    Earth is rotating on its axis.

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    How often does the cycle shown in the diagram occur?

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    hourly

    daily

    weekly

    monthly

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
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    A vase of flowers was placed on a table outside. At which location on the table will the shadow of the vase MOST likely appear?

    answer choices

    1

    2

    3

    4

  • Question 7
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    Students are studying how the position of the Sun and Earth causes day and night. In which diagram does Point X show a place on Earth that is experiencing night?

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  • Question 8
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    What causes nighttime and daytime on Earth?

    answer choices

    the Sun rotating on its axis

    Earth rotating on its axis

    Earth revolving around the Sun

    the Moon revolving around Earth

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
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    Jenny knows that when it is daytime on one part of Earth, it is nighttime on another.

    answer choices

    the rotation of Earth

    the tilt of Earth on its axis

    Earth revolving around the Sun

    the Sun traveling away from Earth

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
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    Which BEST explains why the Sun appears on the horizon every morning?

    answer choices

    The Sun moves in regular patterns around Earth.

    Earth makes a complete revolution around the Sun each day.

    Earth completes one rotation every day.

    The Moon moves out of the way and allows sunlight to reach Earth.

  • Question 11
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    What event occurs because of the rotation of Earth?

    answer choices

    tides

    four seasons

    night and day

    changes in the weather

  • Question 12
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    Which event occurs every day?

    answer choices

    the seasons changing

    the Sun rising and setting

    the Moon waxing and waning

    the Moon revolving around the Sun

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
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    This is an illustration of a waxing moon.

    What causes the moon to appear this way?

    answer choices

    Light from the sun is being reflected on part of the moon.

    The moon is moving away from the shadow of Earth.

    Light produced by the moon is being reflected by Earth.

    The moon is moving into the shadow of Earth.

  • Question 14
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    Which term describes the path the Moon travels around Earth?

    answer choices

    rotation

    day

    orbit

    phase

  • Question 15
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    The phases of the moon are caused by the

    answer choices

    tilt of Earth.

    tilt of the Moon.

    revolution of Earth around the Sun.

    revolution of the Moon around Earth

  • Question 16
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    The Moon revolves around Earth about once every

    answer choices

    day

    year

    week

    month

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