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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. 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 Planetary Motion
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
The moon's shadow falling on Earth causes a
  1. full moon
  2. new moon
  3. lunar eclipse
  4. solar eclipse
  5. none of the above
Grade 8 The Moon
What is the moon called when light fully illuminates the whole thing?
  1. Full moon
  2. New moon
  3. Third quarter
  4. Waxing gibbous
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
Which of the Following is NOT an accurate statement about our solar system?
  1. All of the planets revolve around the Sun.
  2. All of the planets revolve in elliptical orbits.
  3. All of the planets revolve at the same speed.
  4. All of the planets revolve around the Sun in the same direction.
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
Which statement is true about the solar system diagram shown?
Solar System
  1. it shows the geocentric model
  2. it shows the heliocentric model
  3. it shows the Ptolemaic system
  4. it shows the ancient Greek model
Grade 8 Inner Planets
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
Grade 8 Inner Planets
The tilt of the earth is
  1. 90 degrees
  2. 23.5 degrees
  3. 0 degrees
  4. 35.2 degrees
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
Grade 8 Inner Planets
Grade 8 The Moon
Locate Tycho on the map of the moon shown below. Tycho is most likely                     .
Map of the Moon
  1. a dried ocean
  2. an ancient crater
  3. an extinct volcano
  4. a weathered mountain
Grade 8 Sun
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