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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) Solar System Questions

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Grade 7 Planetary Motion
An equinox occurs when
  1. neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun.
  2. the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun.
  3. the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun.
  4. Earth's axis is parallel to the sun's rays.
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
The moon orbits the Earth at a slightly tilted angle compared to the Earth's orbit around the sun. This fact best accounts for which of the following?
  1. why there is a lunar eclipse every new moon
  2. why there is a solar eclipse every new moon
  3. why there is not a lunar eclipse every new moon
  4. why there is not a solar eclipse every new moon
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
Which is the best estimate of how frequently a total solar eclipse can be viewed from somewhere on Earth?
  1. once every 18 days
  2. once every 18 months
  3. once every 18 years
  4. once every 18 centuries
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
For a solar eclipse to occur,
  1. the sun must be directly between Earth and the moon
  2. the moon must be directly between Earth and the sun
  3. the moon must be directly behind Earth
  4. Earth must be directly between the sun and the moon
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
When the north end of the Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun, what will North America experience?
  1. more indirect rays and shorter days
  2. more indirect rays and longer days
  3. more direct rays and shorter days
  4. more direct rays and longer days
Grade 7 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Meteor showers are named after                .
  1. comets
  2. meteorites
  3. meteoroids
  4. constellations
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
What must happen for a solar eclipse to occur?
  1. The moon must be directly behind the sun.
  2. Earth must be directly between the sun and the moon.
  3. The moon must be directly between the Earth and the sun.
  4. The sun must be directly between the Earth and the moon.
Grade 7 Solar System
Tia creates a model of the solar system. She uses a bowling ball to represent the sun. Which best describes the relative sizes of the objects she should use for the planets in her model?
  1. Tia should use four small objects for the inner planets and four tiny objects for the outer planets.
  2. Tia should use four tiny objects for the inner planets and four small objects for the outer planets.
  3. Tia should use eight same-sized objects for the planets, but all objects should be much smaller than the bowling ball.
  4. Tia should use eight same-sized objects for the planets, but all objects should be slightly smaller than the bowling ball.
Grade 7 The Moon
A solar eclipse can only occur during a which lunar phase?
  1. Waxing crescent
  2. New moon
  3. Waning gibbous
  4. First or third quarter
Grade 7 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
The position of the axis on Earth is important for which reason?
  1. night and day
  2. length of a year
  3. seasons
  4. position in the solar system
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