Seasons Learn Check 3/19/18
by Marcus McKoy
| 10 Questions
Why do globes lean sideways?
A) To allow them to spin easier.
B) To demonstrate the tilt of Earth's axis.
C) To demonstrate the passing of the seasons.
D) To demonstrate the effects of gravity.
What causes the seasons to change?
A) The Earth's distance from the sun.
B) The warming and cooling of Earth's core.
C) The Earth's tilt in relation to the sun.
D) Earth's rotation on its axis.
What happens when the area in which you live tilts away from the sun?
A) It's summer in your area.
B) It's spring in your area.
C) It's autumn (fall) in your area.
D) It's winter in your area.
In the sentence, "Winter sunlight strikes the earth at an oblique angle," what does "oblique" mean?
A) Direct
B) 90-degree
C) Indirect
D) Acute
What happens when it's spring in the Southern Hemisphere?
A) It's autumn (fall) in the Northern Hemisphere.
B) It's spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
C) It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
D) It's winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
How are winters in the Northern Hemisphere different from winters in the Southern Hemisphere?
A) Winter days are short in the Northern Hemisphere, and long in the South.
B) Northern Hemisphere winters are cold; Southern winters are hot.
C) In the Northern Hemisphere, winter lasts from December to March; in the South, it lasts from June to September.
D) In the Northern Hemisphere, winter lasts from June to September; in the South, it lasts from December to March.
Why does the area around the equator stay the same temperature year-round?
A) It remains the same distance from the sun year-round.
B) It receives the same amount of direct sunlight year-round.
C) Its days are more than 18 hours long year-round.
D) The equator rotates slower than the poles.
Which word describes the seasons at the North and South Poles?
A) Cold
B) Temperate
C) Extreme
D) Mild
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, on which day of the year will your hometown receive the most daylight?
A) September 21
B) December 21
C) March 21
D) June 21
Where and when would you find almost 24 hours of daylight?
A) In South America during spring
B) In the Arctic Circle during summer
C) In Jamaica during winter
D) In the Antarctic Cirlce during winter
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