The Earth, Sky, and Moon Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The movement of a body on its axis is known as:

Question 2 2. The change in direction of Earth's axis of rotation is called:

Question 3 3. One sixtieth of a degree is equal to:

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. With respect to the Van Allen belts, which of these is incorrect:

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Question 6 6. The outer boundary of the magnetosphere is the:

Question 7 7. What is defined as an imaginary line drawn through the North and South Poles?

Question 8 8. Which of these is not true?

Question 9 9. If experience a total solar eclipse, you can safely say that:

Question 10 10. The portion of the moon's shadow that is partially shaded is known as its:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 12 12. Spring tides occur because of:

Question 13 13. This is a kind of rotation where it takes exactly as long for the moon to rotate on its axis as it takes for it to make one orbit around the Earth:

Question 14 14. Tidal friction causes:

Question 15 15. The imaginary line that connects the two nodes of the moon's orbit around Earth is known as the:

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Question 16 16. The precession of moon's orbit:

Question 17 17. The point in Earth's orbit where it's closest to the sun is called the:

Question 18 18. March 21st is the date that marks the:

Question 19 19. The darkest portion of Earth's shadow, or its total shadow is the:

Question 20 20. The darkening of the moon as it passes through Earth's shadow is known as:

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Question 21 21. The point at which the moon is closest to the Earth is known as the:

Question 22 22. The ring of the photosphere that is visible around the edge of the moon is known as the:

Question 23 23. The circle on the celestial sphere that passes through the celestial poles and zenith is called the:

Question 24 24. The point on the celestial sphere directly opposite the zenith, is the:

Question 25 25. Precession causes:

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Question 26 26. One sixtieth of an arc minute is known as:

Question 27 27. The area of space where the solar wind slows down as it approaches the Earth's magnetosphere:

Question 28 28. How many days does it take the earth to revolve around the sun?

Question 29 29. Eruptions occurring on the solar surface are called:

Question 30 30. These are low tides that are very low and high tides that are very high at full and new moon:

The Earth, Sky, and Moon Basics 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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