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The Zodiac Constellations & Their Visibility in the Sky

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A band around the sky that is 9 degrees above and below the ecliptic is known as the:

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1. The apparent path of the sun against the background of stars is (the):

2. This is a diagram that shows the location of the planets, moon, and sun around the ecliptic as well as their position above or below the horizon for a specific date and time:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of characteristics of the zodiac constellations. Some of the material you'll be quizzed on includes knowing what the apparent path of the sun against the background of stars is called as well as identifying the place where the modern concept of a horoscope originated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Place where the modern concept of a horoscope originated
  • Band around the sky that is 9 degrees above and below the ecliptic
  • Diagram that shows the location of the planets, moon, and sun around the ecliptic as well as their position above or below the horizon for a specific date and time
  • Path of the sun against the background of stars

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the zodiac constellations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the names Aries, Cancer, and Scorpio
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a diagram that shows the location of the planets, moon, and sun as well as other components

Additional Learning

To learn more about constellations, review the accompanying lesson called, The Zodiac Constellations & Their Visibility in the Sky. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Tell the location of the zodiac in relation to the ecliptic
  • Know the twelve signs of the zodiac and compare them to information found in a horoscope
  • Relate the origins of the zodiac
  • Explain two reasons zodiacs are not very consistent
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