Category : Solar System

Quiz: Can You Pass This Test on Summer Solstice

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Questions & Options


1. On Summer Solstice, Sun’s rays fall perpendicular on which among the following circles?

97595 Tropic of Capricorn
97596 Equator
97597 Tropic of Cancer
97598 None of them

2. The word ‘solstice’ comes from the Latin 'solstitium' which means ...

97599 Sun shines brightest
97600 Sun stand still
97601 Sun changes path
97602 Slow movement of Sun

3. The June solstice can occur between June 20 and 22, but June 22 solstices are rare. The last one occurred in 1975. When will the solstice next land on June 22?

97603 2031
97604 2144
97605 2020
97606 2203

4. What is the Earth`s maximum axial tilt toward the sun in summer solstice?

97607 23.44 degree
97608 23.40 degree
97609 23.23 degree
97610 23.15 degree

5. In which year summer solstice and the full moon occurred on the same day after 70 years?

97611 2014
97612 2015
97613 2016
97614 2017

6. What happens when the area in which you live tilts away from the sun?

97615 It is summer
97616 It is spring
97617 It is winter
97618 It is fall

7. What is an equinox?

97619 When the Earth is directly above the Earth's equator
97620 When the sun is directly above Earth's equator
97621 When the sun is directly below the Earth's equator
97622 When the moon is directly about the Earth's equator

8. According to the Pagan Celtic year, there are four 'lesser' holidays. Which isn't one of them?

97623 Yule
97624 Summer Solstice
97625 Vernal equinox
97626 Imbolc

9. In places that are north of the Arctic Circle, like northern Alaska, the sun doesn't set below the horizon for 24 hours on the solstice. What's the phenomenon known as?

97627 Midnight sun
97628 The transit of Venus
97629 The aurora borealis
97630 None of these

10. The summer solstice kicked off the countdown to what ancient Greek event?

97631 The chariot aces
97632 The circus games
97633 The Olympics
97634 All of these
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