The Earth and Sky Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Precession causes:

Question 2 2. With respect to the Van Allen belts, which of these is incorrect:

Question 3 3. The angular distance measured starting at the vernal equinox, and from there, eastwards along the celestial equator to a point on the celestial equator underneath the celestial object's position, is called the:

Question 4 4. The length of Earth's precession period is:

Question 5 5. The movement of a body on its axis is known as:

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Question 6 6. The sun's position in the sky on the first day of spring is called the:

Question 7 7. March 21st is the date that marks the:

Question 8 8. The ____is mainly where all the action's at with respect to the solar wind generating current of electrons that later produce the aurorae.

Question 9 9. Eruptions occurring on the solar surface are called _____.

Question 10 10. Which of these is not true?

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Question 11 11. The angle that is formed by two imaginary lines starting at an observer's eye and ending at two objects is known as the:

Question 12 12. The outer boundary of the magnetosphere is the:

Question 13 13. This is the time when the sun is in its southernmost point:

Question 14 14. The boundary between Earth and the sky is the:

Question 15 15. In its early stages, the Earth looked much different than it does now. How would you differentiate between the two stages?

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Question 16 16. The southern solstice is traditionally referred to as the:

Question 17 17. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

Question 18 18. The imaginary line that connects the two nodes of the moon's orbit around Earth is known as the:

Question 19 19. This is a circular boundary between the Earth and sky, located on the celestial sphere, which divides the celestial sphere into an upper visible half and a lower half that is not visible:

Question 20 20. The point where the moon is most distant from the Earth is known as:

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Question 21 21. The change in direction of Earth's axis of rotation is called:

Question 22 22. One sixtieth of a degree is equal to:

Question 23 23. The point on the celestial sphere directly above the Earth's North Pole is called the:

Question 24 24. If you've experienced a total solar eclipse, you can safely say which of the following?

Question 25 25. Which answer choice correctly orders the three major eons of Earth's history, from the oldest to the most recent?

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Question 26 26. What method is used to determine the specific age of a rock or fossil?

Question 27 27. The sun's outer atmosphere is the _____.

Question 28 28. The times when eclipses of the moon and sun are possible are called the:

Question 29 29. The precession of moon's orbit:

Question 30 30. The time period in Earth's history that saw the greatest increase in both the number and diversity of species is the:

The Earth and Sky 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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