No Sun for You! The Winter Solstice Quiz

We're seeing less and less of the sun these days. Do you know why? Take our quiz.

Quiz

We're seeing less and less of the sun these days. Do you know why? Take our quiz.

1. When is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere?

  • December 1.
  • Between December 21 and 23.
  • January 3.

2. The seasons are caused by:

  • The elliptical shape of the earth's orbit around the sun.
  • The tilt of the earth's rotational axis.
  • The changing direction of the earth's rotation on its axis.

3. Which place on earth receives the longest period of daylight on December 21?

  • The north pole.
  • The south pole.
  • All points along the equator.

4. There is a day during the year when the period of daylight is the same length everywhere on earth.

  • True.
  • False.

5. For points along the equator, every day of the year consists of 12 hours of daylight, and 12 hours of darkness.

  • True.
  • False.

Your Results:

1. When is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere?
Between December 21 and 23.

2. The seasons are caused by:
The tilt of the earth's rotational axis.

3. Which place on earth receives the longest period of daylight on December 21?
The south pole.

4. There is a day during the year when the period of daylight is the same length everywhere on earth.
True.

5. For points along the equator, every day of the year consists of 12 hours of daylight, and 12 hours of darkness.
False.

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