Planet Earth for Elementary School Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is accretion?

Question 2 2. How old is the Earth?

Question 3 3. What was the Big Bang?

Question 4 4. When did the Big Bang occur?

Question 5 5. How old is the Universe?

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Question 6 6. If a year is a leap year, when is the extra day added?

Question 7 7. According to the Gregorian calendar, which we use now, which of these would be a leap year?

Question 8 8. Who was the person who first came up with the idea of having a leap year?

Question 9 9. A year that has 365 days in it would be a _____.

Question 10 10. The length of time it takes a planet to make one orbit around the sun is called the _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is larger than the Earth?

Question 12 12. Which of the following helps prove that the Earth is round and not flat?

Question 13 13. What do we call the invisible line around the largest part of the Earth?

Question 14 14. The moon is much smaller than Earth. How many moons could fit inside our planet if it were hollow?

Question 15 15. Which planet is closest in size to Earth?

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Question 16 16. How long does it take the Earth to travel around the Sun?

Question 17 17. The path the Earth takes around the Sun is called a(n) _____.

Question 18 18. When the Earth is in the part of its orbit that is closer to the Sun, it _____.

Question 19 19. We have seasons on Earth because the Earth's axis is _____.

Question 20 20. The Earth's orbit is elliptical which means it is shaped like a(n) _____.

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Question 21 21. Ancient civilizations did which of the following to predict when autumnal equinoxes would occur?

Question 22 22. During an autumnal equinox, the Northern hemisphere experiences _____ amounts of daylight and darkness.

Question 23 23. Which of the following imaginary lines must be matched up with the equator in order to have an equinox?

Question 24 24. The astronomical event that indicates the start of the fall season is known as the _____.

Question 25 25. The autumnal equinox influences the _____, or display of lights in areas located in northern latitudes.

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Question 26 26. How was Earth's moon formed?

Question 27 27. Approximately how old is the earth?

Question 28 28. When did the Big Bang occur?

Question 29 29. In the beginning, Earth was too _____ for life to survive.

Question 30 30. What is accretion?

Planet Earth for Elementary School Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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