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Earth's Rotation and Revolution (Grade 6)

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Earth's Rotation and Revolution

1. 
The words rotate and revolve have the same meaning when describing the motion of planets.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
The movement of the Earth around the Sun, once every 365.25 days is called                 .
  1. rotation
  2. revolution
3. 
The movement of the Earth as it takes 24 hours to spin on its axis is called                .
  1. rotation
  2. revolution
4. 
What is the shape of a planet's orbit?
  1. circular
  2. irregular
  3. elliptical
5. 
The picture shows the daylight side of the Earth. Which best describes why the Earth has day and night?
Planet Earth - Small
  1. The moon rotates on an axis.
  2. The Earth rotates on an axis.
  3. The moon revolves around the Earth.
  4. The Earth revolves around the sun.
6. 
One complete revolution of Earth around the sun is called a
  1. day.
  2. night.
  3. month.
  4. year.
7. 
What causes the apparent movement of the sun across the sky during the day on Earth?
  1. revolution of Earth in its orbit
  2. rotation of Earth on its axis
  3. location of Earth in space
  4. objects are moving around Earth
8. 
How long does it take for the Earth rotate once on its axis?
  1. 1 day
  2. 1 year
  3. 1 week
  4. 1 month
9. 
The diagram shows the sun (A) and planets (B - I) of our solar system. Use the diagram and passage below to answer the question.
Solar System
The planets of our solar system are moving in space. Each planet goes around the sun in a path called an orbit. In addition, each planet spins around an imaginary line through its center called its axis. The Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of about [math]23.4 deg[/math].

Which sentence best describes how the planets revolve?
  1. The planets of our solar system are moving in space.
  2. Each planet goes around the sun in a path called an orbit.
  3. In addition, each planet spins around an imaginary line through its center called its axis.
  4. The Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of about [math]23.4 deg[/math].
10. 
Which statement about the Earth's rotation and its revolution is correct?
  1. It takes the Earth longer to rotate on its axis than revolve around the sun.
  2. It takes the Earth longer revolve around the sun than to rotate on its axis.
  3. It takes the Earth longer to rotate around the sun than revolve on its axis.
  4. It takes the Earth longer revolve around the sun than to revolve on its axis.
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