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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. solstice
  2. axial tilt
  3. planet
  4. sunset
  5. moon
  1. a the time when the uppermost portion of the Sun's disk disappears below the horizon
  2. b the angle at which a planet's axis tilts
  3. c the day when the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator (winter and summer)
  4. d a large "body" that revolves around a star
  5. e a natural satellite that orbits a planet

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the line at which the sky and earth appear to meet
  2. a collection of solar systems held together by gravity
  3. an eclipse in which the eclipsed body is only partially obscured
  4. the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Earth or Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis
  5. the time when the uppermost portion of the Sun's disk appears above the horizon

5 True/False questions

  1. waxinga gradual decrease in size


  2. umbrathe darkest part of a shadow


  3. neap tidethe rise and fall of the sea level because of the gravitational pull of the moon and sun


  4. axisa gradual increase in size


  5. penumbrapartial shadow (not as dark)


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