E.S. Motion of Earth, Moon, and Sun (Topic 4)
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  • Question 1
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    In our solar system, the orbits of our planets are best described as

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    circular, with the planet at the center

    circular, with the sun at the center

    elliptical, with the planet at one of the foci

    elliptical, with the sun at one foci

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    Based on the diagram, what is the eccentricity of the ellipse in the diagram?

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    1.0

    0.5

    0.30

    0.13

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    If the pins in the diagram were placed closer together, the eccentricity of the ellipse being constructed would

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    decrease

    increase

    remain the same

  • Question 4
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    shape of Earth's moon

    shape of an elliptical orbit

    path of an earthquake wave

    path of a projectile deflected by Earth's rotation

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    1.3

    0.8

    0.5

    0.3

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    If Earth rotated from north to south, the North Star would appear to

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    set in the south

    set in the north

    move in a circle in the sky

    remain stationary

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    When observed from a location in New York State for an entire night, the North Star (Polaris) appears to

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    rise in the east and set in the west

    rise in the west and set in the east

    move southward along an arc-shaped path

    remain stationary in the sky

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    How would a three-hour time exposure photograph of stars in the northern sky appear if the earth did not rotate

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    6

    2

    8

    4

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    The star Sirius is observed in the evening sky during the month of January. At the end of 3 hours, Sirius will appear to have moved

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    60 degrees

    45 degrees

    3 degrees

    0 degrees

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    At which location below would the sun produce an andle of 23.5° relative to an observer's head, at noon on June 21?

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    0°

    25.3° N

    23.5° S

    66.5°N

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    On December 21, at which latitude would an observer find the sun directly overhead?

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    23.5 degrees North

    23.5 degrees South

    90 degrees South

  • Question 13
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    The sun's apparent daily movement across the sky is cause by

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    the sun's revolution around the earth

    Earth's revolution around the sun

    the sun's rotation on its axis

    Earth's rotation on its axis

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    At 40 degrees North latitude, how many days a year is the sun directly overhead?

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    0

    1

    2

    3

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    In New York State, to see the sun at noon, one would look towards the

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    North

    South

    East

    West

  • Question 16
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    A student in New York State obtained the data below by noting the altitude of the sun at noon for three consecutive months:


    Month X- 27.0 degrees

    Month Y- 23.5 degrees

    Month Z- 25.5 degrees


    The Data for month Y were obtained during

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    March

    June

    September

    December

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    To a person located at 43 degrees North latitude, the sun appears to rise due east on

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    December 22

    March 1

    March 21

    June 22

  • Question 18
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    From September 21 to December 20 in the United States, the direction in which the sun sets

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    is always directly east

    is always directly west

    moves from the east towards the north

    moves from the west towards the south

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    In the geocentric model, which motion would occur?

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    Earth would revolve around the sun

    Earth would rotate on it's axis

    The moon would revolve around the sun

    The sun would revolve around the Earth

  • Question 20
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    The apparent rising and setting of the sun as seen from Earth are caused by the

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    rotation of the sun

    rotation of Earth

    revolution of Earth

    revolution of the sun

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    In the heliocentric model

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    the sun revolves around Earth

    Earth revolves around the moon

    Earth revolves around the sun

    the moon revolves around the sun

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    Which planetary orbit model allows a scientist to predict the exact positions of the planets in the night sky for many years?

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    the planets' orbits are circles in a geocentric model

    the planets' orbits are ellipses in a geocentric model

    the planets' orbits are circles in a heliocentric model

    the planets' orbits are ellipses in a heliocentric model

  • Question 23
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    a galaxy

    a planet

    Earth's moon

    another star

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    An angle of 23.5 degrees is formed between the axis of Earth and a line

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    from the center of Earth to polaris

    from the center of Earth to the sun

    perpendicular to the plane of Earth's orbit

    perpendicular to the plane of the moon's orbit

  • Question 25
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    The Foucault pendulum provides evidence of Earth's

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    rotation

    revolution

    insolation

    inclination

  • Question 26
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    On Earth, surface ocean currents rotate clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere because of the

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    Coriolis effect

    Seasonal effect

    Tidal effect

    Doppler effect

  • Question 27
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    Which statement provides the best evidence that Earth revolves around the sun?

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    The sun follows an apparent daily path, rising in the east and setting in the west

    A Foucault pendulum appears to shift its direction of swing in a predictable manner

    The stars appear to follow circular paths around the North Star (Polaris)

    The seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter repeat in a pattern.

  • Question 28
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    Traditionally, most units of time are based upon

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    the motions of earth

    the longitude of an observer

    the motions of the moon

    the real motions of the sun

  • Question 29
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    If Earths rate of rotation decreased, there would be an increase in the

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    length of the seasons

    sun's angle of insulation at noon

    number of observable stars seen at night during the year

    length of an Earth day

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    How long does Earth take to complete one orbit around the sun?

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    1 day

    1 month

    1 year

    1 decade

  • Question 31
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    Units of time are based on Earth's motion relative to other celestial objects. The year is best defined as Earth's motion relative to the

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    asteroids

    sun

    moon

    planets

  • Question 32
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    6 A.M

    12 noon

    6 P.M.

    12 Midnight

  • Question 33
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    Cities located on the same meridian must have the same

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    altitude

    latitude

    length of daylight

    local solar time

  • Question 34
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    Ship X and Y are sailing along the equator. The difference in local solar time between their locations is 2 hours. What is their difference in longitude?

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    15°

    30°

    45°

  • Question 35
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    If a full moon occurs on November 1, the next full moon phase will occur about

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    November 22

    November 30

    December 6

    December 13

  • Question 36
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    In the open ocean, a bulge of water two to three feet high that follows the moon's movement around Earth is a

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    tide

    tsunami

    wind wave

    surface ocean current

  • Question 37
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    A high tide occurs at Boston on a certain day at 3 P.M. The next tide may be expected to occur at

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    9:26 P.M. the same day

    3:26 A.M. the following day

    9: 52 A.M. the following day

    3:52 P.M. the following day

  • Question 38
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    During which event does our moon receive the least amount of sunlight?

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    a Jupiter eclipse

    an Earth eclipse

    a solar eclipse

    a lunar eclipse

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    During which phase of the moon do solar eclipses occur?

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    new moon

    first quarter moon

    last quarter moon

    full moon

  • Question 40
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    the highest high tides and the lowest low tides

    the highest high tides and the highest low tides

    the lowest high tides and the lowest low tides

    the lowest high tides and the highest low tides

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