Nitrogen Cycle – Astronomy Quiz 2

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Nitrogen Cycle – Astronomy Quiz 2

The key terms of Astronomy Quiz include, Water Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Moon, Quarter.


When is the Northern Hemisphere tilted away from the sun?

  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December – correct

What is the cause for the seasons?

  • earth’s distance from the sun
  • earth’s tilted axis – correct
  • earth’s orbit around the sun
  • heating of the equatorial regions

Which of the following biogeochemical cycles can be influenced by human activity and cause eutrophication of a local water supply?

  • water cycle
  • oxygen cycle
  • nitrogen cycle – correct
  • carbon cycle

Bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen to which of the following in the process of nitrogen fixation?

  • phosphorus
  • nitric acid
  • ammonia – no response given – correct
  • nitrogen gas

During  respiration, what do consumers such as animals release?

  • food
  • oxygen
  • water
  • carbon dioxide – correct

What types of sedimentary rocks are formed from the remains of dead organisms?

  • igneous
  • clastic
  • chemical – correct
  • oxygenated

During which phase of the moon may a solar eclipse occur?

  • third quarter moon
  • first quarter moon
  • new moon – correct
  • full moon

During which phase of the moon may a lunar eclipse occur?

  • first quarter moon
  • third quarter moon
  • new moon
  • full moon – correct

Which layer of the sun is visible during a total solar eclipse?

  • photosphere
  • core
  • corona – correct
  • chromosphere

Which of the following occurs as water vapor cools in the atmosphere?

  • precipitation
  • condensation – correct
  • transpiration
  • evaporation

What role do plants play in the water cycle?

  • transpiration – correct
  • cooling
  • precipitation
  • condensation

What is the largest source of freshwater on earth?

  • ice sheets, glaciers, and icebergs – correct
  • groundwater
  • large lakes
  • rivers

When do spring tides occur?

  • during a first quarter moon
  • during a waning crescent moon
  • during a waxing gibbous moon
  • during a new moon – correct

What is it called when the moon is closest to earth in its orbit?

  • spring
  • perigee – correct
  • neap
  • apogee

Which of the following is not caused by the moon?

  • eclipses
  • tides
  • sunrise – correct
  • moonrise

Deforestation affects which of the following?

  • water cycle and carbon cycle – correct
  • carbon cycle only
  • none of the cycles
  • water cycle only

Paving a large parking lot could interrupt or hurt which of the following?

  • carbon cycle
  • the Krebs cycle
  • water cycle – correct
  • cellular respiration

Acid rain is caused by which of the following?

  • nitrogen compounds in the air – correct
  • nitrogen compounds in the soil
  • deforestation
  • excess carbon dioxide

Which of the following experiences the least amount of seasonal variation?

  • the Northern Hemisphere
  • the Southern Hemisphere
  • Iceland
  • the equator – correct

When is the Northern Hemisphere tilted away from the sun?

  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December – correct

What is the cause for the seasons?

  • earth’s distance from the sun
  • earth’s tilted axis – correct
  • earth’s orbit around the sun
  • heating of the equatorial regions

Which of the following biogeochemical cycles can be influenced by human activity and cause eutrophication of a local water supply?

  • water cycle
  • oxygen cycle
  • nitrogen cycle – correct
  • carbon cycle

Bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen to which of the following in the process of nitrogen fixation?

  • phosphorus
  • nitric acid
  • ammonia – no response given – correct
  • nitrogen gas

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