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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Solar System Questions

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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. very high, high tides; very low, low tides
  2. very high, high tides; average low tides
  3. average high tides; very low, low tides
  4. average high tides; average low tides
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
What object is at the center of a geocentric solar system?
  1. the Earth
  2. the moon
  3. the sun
  4. a black hole
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
Grade 8 Sun
The outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere is the
  1. corona
  2. chromosphere
  3. photosphere
  4. convection zone
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
During a lunar eclipse
  1. Earth casts a shadow on the moon
  2. the moon casts a shadow on the Earth
Grade 8 Inner Planets
What is the Earth's tilt on its axis?
  1. 23.4 degrees
  2. 60.7 degrees
  3. 26.6 degrees
  4. 80.4 degrees
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 8 The Moon
Grade 8 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 8 The Moon
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 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 Solar System
Grade 8 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Which of the following distinguishes a planet from a dwarf planet?
  1. orbits the sun
  2. large enough to form a round shape
  3. cleared similar objects from its orbit
  4. has gravity
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