# Seasons Test, Tilt of the Earth Objective –

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Seasons Test, Tilt of the Earth
Objective – 2.1a – Explain that Earths axis is tilted relative to its yearly orbit around the Sun.
Use the diagram to answer questions #1 &amp; #2.
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D
B
C
1. Which of the statements below describes the seasons as shown at point D in the diagram above?
a. It is winter in the northern hemisphere.
b. It is spring in the northern hemisphere.
c. It is summer in the northern hemisphere.
d. It is fall in the northern hemisphere.
2. What season would it be in Utah at point C?
a. Summer
b. Spring
c. Fall
d. Winter
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3. Which statement below best describes the orbit of the Earth around the Sun?
a. The Earth orbits the Sun with its axis always tilted away from the Sun.
b. The Earth orbits the Sun with its axis always tilted towards the Sun.
c. The Earth orbits the Sun with its axis straight up and down (no tilt).
d. The Earth orbits the Sun with its axis pointing toward the North Star.
Use the diagram to answer questions #4, #5, &amp; #6.
A
B
D
C
4. At which position would it be the summer solstice?
a. Summer
b. Spring
c. Fall
d. Winter
5. At which position would the Earth be closest to the Sun?
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
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6. At which position(s) would it be the earth receive 12 hours of sunlight and have 12 hours of
darkness?
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
7. The day the Earth is tilted most toward the Sun is called the…
a. autumnal equinox.
b. summer solstice.
c. vernal equinox.
d. winter solstice.
8. Base on it tilt, which planet will show a seasonal cycle most like our own Earth's?
a. Venus (0o)
b. Mars (24o)
c. Jupiter (5o)
d. Uranus (98o)
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Seasons Test, Tilt of the Earth - Short Answer
Objective – Describe the relationship between the tilt of Earth's axis and its yearly orbit around the Sun.
1. If the Earth did not have a tilt, we would not have seasons.
a. True
b. False
Explain why the statement is true or false.
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Use the data in the table to make a line graph.
Date
Hours of
Daylight
Jan 22nd
9
Feb 22nd
10.5
Mar 22nd
12
April 22nd
13
May 22nd
14.5
June 22nd
16
July 22nd
14.5
Aug 22nd
13
Sep 22nd
12
Oct 22nd
10.5
Nov 22nd
9
Dec 22nd
8
4
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Jan
Feb Mar
Apr May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep Oct
Nov
Dec
Using the information in the graph, answer the following questions.
3. Which season has the most hours of daylight? _____________________________
4. How does more daylight affect that season?
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5. What causes the length of daylight to change?
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6. Which day would you expect the Sun’s rays to be most intense?
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Seasons Test, Tilt of the Earth - Key
1. Which of the statements below describes the seasons as shown at point D in the
diagram to the right?
a. It is summer in the northern hemisphere.
2. What season would it be in Utah at point C?
c. Spring
3. Which statement below best describes the orbit of the Earth around the Sun?
d. The Earth orbits the Sun with its axis pointing toward the North Star.
4. At which position would it be the summer solstice?
c. C
5. At which position would the Earth be closest to the Sun?
a. A
6. At which position would it be the earth receive 12 hours of sunlight and have 12
hours of darkness?
a. A; c. C
7. The day the Earth is tilted most toward the Sun is called the…
b. summer solstice.
8. Base on it tilt, which planet will show a seasonal cycle most like our own Earth's?
b. Mars (24o)
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Seasons Test, Tilt of the Earth - Key
1. a
2. c
3. d
4. c
5. a
6. a, c
7. b
9. b
Scoring Guide
7-8 – 3
6 – 2.5
5–2
4 – 1.5
3–1
1-2 – .5
0–0
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