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5 Matching questions

  1. astronomical unit
  2. axis
  3. waning
  4. sunrise
  5. tide
  1. a the time when the uppermost portion of the Sun's disk appears above the horizon
  2. b a gradual decrease in size
  3. c the rise and fall of the sea level because of the gravitational pull of the moon and sun
  4. d an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles
  5. e the average distance between the earth and the sun, about 150,000,000 km

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. sunlight that reaches the surface of the earth of angles less than 45°
  2. Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees
  3. Moon phase that looks like a "sliver" of Moon; during the week before and the week after a New Moon
  4. occurs when Earth's shadow falls on the Moon
  5. the darkest part of a shadow

5 True/False questions

  1. sunname for the star at the center of our solar system


  2. axial tiltthe angle at which a planet's axis tilts


  3. latitudeDistance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees


  4. lightyearthe period of time that it takes for a planet to make a complete revolution around its star


  5. natural satelliteman-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon