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Grade 6 The Moon
The Moon is visible to us because it                                  .
  1. reflects light from Sun
  2. reflects light from Earth
  3. produces light through fusion
  4. produces light through combustion
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
Day and night are caused by                                  .
  1. the tilt of Earth's axis
  2. Earth's revolution around the Sun
  3. eclipses
  4. Earth's rotation on its axis
Grade 5 Inner Planets
Mars is the                 planet from the Sun.
  1. second nearest
  2. third nearest
  3. fourth nearest
  4. nearest
Grade 8 Outer Planets
Saturn's rings are made up mostly of                        .
  1. volcanic dust particles
  2. nitrogen and helium
  3. chunks of ice and rock
  4. ice and water vapor
Grade 6 Sun
The chemical makeup of the Sun is mainly                              .
  1. hydrogen and oxygen
  2. oxygen and helium
  3. hydrogen and helium
  4. hydrogen, helium, and sulfate
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
When does an equinox occur?
  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 6 The Moon
What is the correct alignment during a lunar eclipse?
  1. Sun, Moon, Earth
  2. Moon, Sun, Earth
  3. Sun, Earth, Moon
  4. Earth, Sun, Moon
Grade 7 Planetary Motion
What must happen 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 The Moon
The phase of the Moon you see depends on                                                    .
  1. where you are on Earth's surface
  2. how much of the sunlit side of the Moon faces Earth
  3. how much of the Moon's surface is lit by the Sun
  4. whether or not an eclipse is occurring
Grade 6 Planetary Motion

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Grade 7 Planetary Motion
Grade 1 Sun
Grade 8 The Moon
A spring tide occurs when                                                                                             .
  1. it is the spring equinox
  2. the Sun, Earth, and Moon are nearly in-line
  3. the Moon is in its first or last quarter phase
  4. the line between Earth and the Sun is at right angles to the line between Earth and the Moon
Grade 5 The Moon
Grade 7 Inner Planets
Which of the following is NOT true about Mars?
  1. Nicknamed 'The Red Planet'
  2. Outer Planet
  3. Named after Roman god of war
  4. Inner Planet
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