The Sun-Earth-Moon System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. The first phase of the moon is:

Question 3 3. This is the phase of the moon we normally don't see:

Question 4 4. The phase of the moon directly opposite the sun is the:

Question 5 5. You decide to visit Antarctica during the month of April. What is happening to daylight during that time, and why?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following does NOT explain why it is always warm at the Equator?

Question 7 7. The partially shaded portion of Earth's shadow is the:

Question 8 8. The darkest portion of Earth's shadow, or its total shadow is the:

Question 9 9. What is the wobbling of the earth like a spinning top called?

Question 10 10. How much of the moon is lit up by the sun at any given time?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Due to the ___ on (the) ___ we expect the moon to ___ over a long period of time:

Question 13 13. Spring tides occur because of:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 15 15. From the photosphere, energy is ___out into space in the form of ___~

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Question 16 16. The area inside a star where energy is carried outwards as rising and falling current of gas is the:

Question 17 17. Eruptions occurring on the solar surface are called _____.

Question 18 18. The portion of the moon's shadow that is partially shaded is known as its _____.

Question 19 19. The Babcock Model is also known as the:

Question 20 20. While ____ is dragging the magnetic field, the ____ members have the ___ polarity as their respective pole's magnetic polarity.

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Question 21 21. The synodic month is:

Question 22 22. The angle that's made by two lines starting at an observer and ending on the opposite sides of an object is the:

Question 23 23. What happens when the sun runs out of fuel?

Question 24 24. How many years ago did the sun form?

Question 25 25. Mina is on Earth and is looking at the sun. Which layer of the sun is she able to see?

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Question 26 26. Identify the statement that is TRUE for the corona layer of the sun.

Question 27 27. Earth's only natural satellite is:

Question 28 28. The phase right before the new moon is the:

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a factor affecting Earth's seasons and climate?

Question 30 30. During a total lunar eclipse, during totality, you'd expect:

The Sun-Earth-Moon System Chapter Exam Instructions

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