G6 U11 Earth and Beyond Review Quiz

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KS3 quiz on Grade 6 Earth and Beyond.

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Question 1

Question
Where does the Earth get most of its heat and light from?
Answer
  • A) the Sun
  • B) the Moon
  • C) electricity
  • D) burning fossil fuels

Question 2

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The Sun rises and sets every day because:
Answer
  • A) the Sun moves around the Earth. .
  • B) the Earth moves around the Sun
  • C) the Earth spins on its axis once every 12 hours.
  • D) the Earth spins on its axis once every 24 hours.

Question 3

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Which statement does not describe a year?
Answer
  • A) The time it takes for the Moon to orbit the Sun once.
  • B) The time it takes for the Earth to orbit the Sun once.
  • C) The time between the middle of summer and the middle of the next summer.
  • D) 365¼ days

Question 4

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A satellite is:
Answer
  • A) something that goes around the Sun.
  • B) a planet that goes around a moon.
  • C) something that goes around a planet.
  • D) something that receives TV programmes.

Question 5

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The Moon:
Answer
  • A) can always be seen during the day.
  • B) orbits the Sun.
  • C) is a small star.
  • D) orbits the Earth.

Question 6

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The Moon:
Answer
  • A always looks the same.
  • B) reflects light from the Sun.
  • C) makes its own light.
  • D) is bigger than the Earth.

Question 7

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The Moon has phases because:
Answer
  • A) the Moon orbits the Earth.
  • B) the Moon spins on its axis once each month.
  • C) we cannot always see all of the lit part of the Moon.
  • D) there is no air on the Moon.

Question 8

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We see a solar eclipse when:
Answer
  • A) the Sun gets between the Earth and the Moon.
  • B) the Moon gets between the Earth and the Sun.
  • C) the Earth gets between the Sun and the Moon.
  • D) the Sun stops producing light.

Question 9

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We have different seasons during the year because:
Answer
  • A) the Earth’s axis is tilted.
  • B) the Moon moves around the Earth.
  • C) the Sun moves around the Earth.
  • D) there are 12 months in the year.

Question 10

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Which statement is true?
Answer
  • A) We get more daylight in summer and less in winter.
  • B) Daylight and night are the same length in summer and winter.
  • C) We get less daylight in summer and more in winter.
  • D) We get most daylight in the spring.

Question 11

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The Sun feels warmer in summer because:
Answer
  • A) the Earth is closest to the Sun.
  • B) the Earth is further away from the Sun.
  • C) the Sun’s rays are more concentrated.
  • D) the Sun’s rays are more spread out.

Question 12

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The planets which belong to the Solar System are:
Answer
  • A) all in orbit around the Sun. .
  • B) all made of rock
  • C) all made of gas.
  • D) all smaller than the Earth

Question 13

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We can see planets because:
Answer
  • A) they make their own light.
  • B) they are huge balls of burning gas, like the Sun.
  • C) they reflect light from the Earth.
  • D) they reflect light from the Sun.

Question 14

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Asteroids are:
Answer
  • A) small lumps of rock orbiting the Sun.
  • B) bigger than the Earth.
  • C) small lumps of rock orbiting the Earth.
  • D) small stars orbiting the Sun.

Question 15

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Planets look brighter than stars because:
Answer
  • A) they are hotter than the stars.
  • B) they are cooler than the stars.
  • C) they are closer than the stars.
  • D) they are further away than the stars.

Question 16

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Stars are:
Answer
  • A) lumps of hot rock in space.
  • B) huge balls of burning gas, like the Sun.
  • C) balls of burning gas, like the Moon.
  • D) all very close to the Earth.

Question 17

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We can’t see stars during the daytime because:
Answer
  • A) they are very faint compared with the Sun.
  • B) they are hidden behind the Earth.
  • C) they are hidden behind the Sun
  • D) they cannot refl ect light from the Sun during the day.

Question 18

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The stars appear to move across the sky at night because:
Answer
  • A) the Earth is orbiting the Moon.
  • B) the Earth is orbiting the Sun
  • C) the Earth is spinning on its axis.
  • D) the Earth’s axis is tilted.

Question 19

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Which list shows things in order of size, starting with the smallest?
Answer
  • A) galaxy, star, planet
  • B) planet, star, galaxy
  • C) star, planet, galaxy
  • D) star, galaxy, planet

Question 20

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The Sun at midday:
Answer
  • A) is highest in the spring.
  • B) is highest in the summer.
  • C) is highest in the autumn.
  • D) is highest in the winter.
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