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5 Matching questions

  1. waxing
  2. noon
  3. solstice
  4. solar system
  5. equinox
  1. a the group of objects consisting of the Sun and all the bodies that orbit it
  2. b the time when day and night are of equal length at the equator (spring and fall)
  3. c a gradual increase in size
  4. d the day when the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator (winter and summer)
  5. e time when the sun is shining most directly on your meridian (longitude)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. When the tidal range is greatest. (full moon and new moon) (High high tides and low low tides)
  2. a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy and light
  3. an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles
  4. in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock
  5. a change in climate caused by a change in the amount of solar energy due to the axial tilt of the earth as it revolves around the sun

5 True/False questions

  1. neap tidean imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator measured in degrees


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


  3. international date lineorbiting objects that are not man-made


  4. time zoneone of the standard areas into which the earth is divided; they correspond to the 24 hours in a day


  5. total eclipsean eclipse as seen from a place where the eclipsed body is completely obscured