Chapter 3 (Cycles of the Sky) Quiz

Chapter 3 (Cycles of the Sky) Quiz - Astronomy 101: Chapter...

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Chapter 3: Cycles of the Sky 1. If you could see the sun and stars during the daytime for several weeks, you would notice that the sun: a. never moves relative to the stars. b . moves slowly westward relative to the stars. c. moves slowly eastward relative to the stars. d. sometimes moves westward and at other times eastward relative to the stars. e. rises in the west and sets in the east. 2. Why does the sun move relative to the stars as described in the previous question? a. It is due to Earth rotating on its axis. b. It is due to Earth revolving around the sun. c. It is due to the sun rotating on its axis. d. It is due to the sun revolving around the center of our galaxy. e. The sun does not move relative to the stars. 3. Why is the amount of solar heating less at northern latitudes on a clear day in January than on a clear day in July? a. The sun is above the horizon for less than 12 hours in January in the north. b. Earth is farther from the sun in January, and closer in July. c. At low sun angles, the received sunlight is spread over a larger surface area. d. Both a and b above. e. Both a and c above. 4. When it is autumn in Asia, what season is it in Antarctica? a. autumn b. winter c. spring d. summer e. Antarctica does not have seasons. 5. The five naked eye planets and three telescopic planets that wander among the stars in the sky are always near the: a. horizon. b. celestial equator. c.
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