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1. An axis is: Next an imaginary straight line around which the Earth rotates a central area, such as the equator a mechanical part a constellation in the sky
2. Which of the following is not true about summer solstice? Next It is the shortest day of the year. At this time, the Earth is tilted toward the Sun. It occurs on or around June 21 st every year in the northern hemisphere. It is the longest day of the year.
3. Which of the following is not true about the winter solstice? It occurs on or around November 21st every year in the northern hemisphere. It is the shortest day of the year. The sun is the farthest from the equator. It marks the beginning of winter. Next
4. To say that a star is self-luminous, it means that: Next It creates its own light. It has lived over one million years. It is a part of more than one constellation. It is going to die soon.
5. Which is true of the vernal equinox? Next It marks the beginning of spring. It is 30 days in length. It occurs in late October. Day and night are of different lengths.
6. Which is not true of the autumnal equinox? Next It is the beginning of fall in the southern hemisphere. It happens in late September. It occurs one time a year. It occurs opposite the vernal equinox.
7. Why do different stars appear during different seasons? Next As the Earth revolves around the sun, we see different parts of the sky. Stars move with the Earth as it revolves the Sun. We don’t see different stars with different seasons. They glow in the sky and can be seen from Earth.
8. Which is not true of the North Star? Next It has always been the Pole Star. It is located directly over our North Pole. It is also known as Polaris. It helps sailors and hikers navigate when traveling.
9. Which is not true about the Sun? Next It is a large-sized star. It is 5 billion years old. It is expected to burn for 5 billion more years. It can fit one million Earths inside it.
10. Which of the following is not something for which the ancient people used stars/constellations? Next To tell that it was nighttime Navigation while sailing or traveling Seasons -when to plant/harvest crops preserve myths, traditions, etc.
11. What are Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Cassiopeia, and Cepheus? Next circumpolar constellations binary stars Other names for Polaris stars
12. Which constellation contains a binary star? Next Ursa Major Cassiopeia Draco Ursa Minor
13. Which constellation has two stars that point to Polaris? Next Ursa Major Cepheus Draco Cassiopeia
14.Which constellation contains Polaris? Next Ursa Minor Cassiopeia Draco Ursa Major
15. Which constellation is shaped like an “M” or “W” in the sky? Next Cassiopeia Cepheus Draco Ursa Major
16. What is a cepheid? Next a star that changes size and therefore changes brightness a constellation a star that orbits another star a wild animal that live in northern Wisconsin
17.Which constellation contains a star that used to be the Pole Star? Next Draco Cassiopeia Cepheus Ursa Major
18. Which of the following is true about stars? Next They will move and change the shape of constellations over thousands of years. They come in only one size. They live forever. They are made of solid matter.
19. What determines the length of life in a star? Next It’s mass. It’s age. It’s position in the sky. Nothing, they shine forever.
20. What causes the four seasons? Next the tilt of the Earth axis toward/away from the the sun the stars in the sky the circumpolar constellations the sun’s power changes throughout a year