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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Solar System Questions

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Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 8 The Moon
Grace makes a diagram using the moon image seen below. She draws the Earth to the left of the moon and the sun to the right of the moon. Based on Grace's diagram, which statement is most correct?
Moon Phase - First Quarter
  1. A lunar eclipse will be seen from some locations on Earth.
  2. A lunar eclipse may be seen from some locations on Earth.
  3. A solar eclipse will be seen from some locations on Earth.
  4. A solar eclipse may be seen from some locations on Earth.
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
If it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, which statement is true?
  1. Earth has changed the tilt of its axis by 20 degrees due to its revolution.
  2. It is winter in the Southern Hemisphere due to the tilt of Earth's axis.
  3. It is summer in the Southern Hemisphere due to the tilt of Earth's axis.
  4. Earth has reached its closest point to the sun due to its revolution.
Grade 8 Sun
The largest layer of the sun's atmosphere is the
  1. corona
  2. chromosphere
  3. photosphere
  4. convection zone
Grade 8 Planetary Motion

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Which statement best describes tides experienced on Earth when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are positioned as shown in the diagram?
Spring Tide
  1. maximum high tides, minimum low tides
  2. maximum high tides, maximum low tides
  3. minimum high tides, maximum low tides
  4. minimum high tides, minimum low tides
Grade 8 Solar System
The photographs show the planets Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn.
JupiterMarsSaturn
Planet Jupiter - SmallPlanet Mars - SmallPlanet Saturn - Small

Based on the photographs, which statement best compares the diameters of the three planets?
  1. The diameters of Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn are the same.
  2. The diameters of Jupiter and Mars are the same and larger than Saturn's diameter.
  3. The diameters of Jupiter and Mars are the same and smaller than Saturn's diameter.
  4. The photographs do not show the planets to scale, so no conclusion can be drawn about the planets' diameters.
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
Grade 8 The Moon
What caused the moon's craters?
  1. maria
  2. tides
  3. meteoroids
  4. volcanoes
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
What object is a the center of a geocentric solar system?
  1. the Earth
  2. the moon
  3. the sun
  4. a black hole
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