Quiz #3: Advanced
Quiz #3: Advanced

Answer each question by selecting the correct blue button. Only the first answer selected is graded.

1.  The diagram below, which represents a horizon in New York State, shows four positions of sunrise, A,B,C, and D, on different days of the year. At which position would sunrise occur on June 21?


A. choice (A)
B. choice (B)
C. choice (C)
D. choice (D)

2.  The diagram below represents a plastic hemisphere upon which lines have been drawn to show the apparent paths of the Sun at a location in New York State on the first day of each season. Letters A through I represent points on the paths. Which point represents the sunrise location on the first day of winter?


A. choice (G)
B. choice (F)
C. choice (E)
D. choice (D)

3.  The shaded portion of the map below indicates areas of night and the unshaded portion indicates areas of daylight. What day of the year is best represented by the map?


A. March 21
B. June 21
C. September 21
D. December 21

4.  The diagram below shows the apparent paths of the Sun in relation to a house in New York State on June 21 and December 21. Which statement best explains the cause of this apparent change in the Sun's path?


A. The Sun's orbital velocity changes as it revolves around Earth
B. The Earth's orbital velocity changes as it revolves around the Sun.
C. The Earth's axis is tilted 23.5 degrees
D. The Sun's axis is tilted 23.5 degrees

5.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables and the diagram below. The diagram shows a post located in the Northern Hemisphere. Five different shadows, A',B',C',D' and E', are cast on a certain day by the post when the Sun is in positions A,B,C,D, and E, respectively. From September 23 to December 20, the length of the shadow will:


A. decrease
B. increase
C. remain the same
D. none of the above

6.  The diagram below represents four positions of the Earth as it revolves around the Sun. At which position is the Earth located on December 21?


A. choice (A)
B. choice (B)
C. choice (C)
D. choice (D)

7.  In the diagram below, the direct rays of the Sun are striking the Earth's surface at 23.5 degrees north. What is the date shown in the diagram?


A. March 21
B. June 21
C. October 21
D. December 21

8.  Base your answer to the following question on the diagrams below. The diagrams represent models of the apparent path of the Sun across the sky for observers at four different locations A though D on the Earth's surface. The observer is located at X in each diagram. If the model of location B represents the apparent path of the Sun observed at the Equator, what is the date at location B?


A. March 21
B. June 21
C. October 21
D. December 21

9.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables and teh diagram below. The diagram shows the Earth in its orbit. The vertical rays of the Sun are striking at 23.5 degrees south latitude. Stars X and Y are two of many which and observer would see in the nightime sky. Which statement best describes the apparent motion of stars X and Y as they are observed frm a location in New York State for a period of 4 hours?


A. Star X and star Y appear to move away from Polaris
B. Star X and star Y show no apparent motion
C. Star X and star Y appear to move at a contant rate
D. Star X appears to move away from star Y

10.  Base your answer to the following question on the diagrams shown below. The first diagram of the Big Dipper is provided for reference. The first group of stars with the dotted lines are known as the Big Dipper which is used to locate the North Star(Polaris) in the night sky. Notice the diagram of the Big Dipper that has a line extended through the two pointing stars of the Big Dipper that lead to the North Star(Polaris). Using the labeled lined box diagram of constellations, and the two pointing starts of the Big Dipper, determine which constellation the North Star(Polaris) is part of:


A. Cepheus
B. Cassiopeia
C. Little Dipper
D. Hercules

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