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Second Grade (Grade 2) Astronomy Questions

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Grade 2 Sun
Object "A" is a(n)                .
Solar System
  1. star
  2. comet
  3. planet
  4. asteroid
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Earth rotates on its own               .
  1. axis
  2. line
  3. segment
  4. ruler
Grade 2 Sun
The sun rises in what direction?
  1. North
  2. South
  3. East
  4. West
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Which of these things helps to cause the seasons?
  1. other planets
  2. the Earth's tilt
  3. the distance from the Sun
Grade 2 Stars
There are billions of stars in our galaxy.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Sun
The Sun is smaller than Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
It takes Earth one day, or 24 hours, to rotate.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Stars
A                 is a group of stars that forms a picture.
  1. solar system
  2. constellation
  3. planet
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
The path Earth takes around the Sun.
  1. Rotation
  2. Orbit
  3. Day
  4. Axis
Grade 2 The Moon
The Moon has no light of its own.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Each planet travels in a path called a(n)                .
  1. orbit
  2. axis
  3. revolve
Grade 2 The Moon
During which moon phase can we see all of the Moon from Earth?
  1. Last Quarter
  2. New Moon
  3. Crescent
  4. Full Moon
Grade 2 Sun
The Sun's rays can hurt your eyes.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 The Moon
Why do we see different phases of the Moon?
  1. Earth revolves around the Sun.
  2. The Moon revolves around the Sun.
  3. The Moon revolves around Earth.
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Earth rotates on its                .
  1. bottom
  2. axis
  3. orbit
  4. other
Grade 2 Sun
The                 is a very special star.
  1. Moon
  2. Sun
  3. Crescent
  4. Sky
Grade 2 Inner Planets
What planet do you live on?
  1. Earth
  2. Mercury
  3. Jupiter
  4. Mars
Grade 2 Sun
Is the Sun a star or a planet?
  1. star
  2. planet
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Because Earth rotates on its axis,
  1. the seasons change.
  2. we have day and night.
  3. we see phases of the Moon.
Grade 2 Inner Planets
What is the closest planet to the Sun?
  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
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