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EA: Ecliptic & Annual Motion. Review Questions January 10, 2011. 2. Question 1. What constellation is the sun in today (Jan 10)? (a) Libra (b) Scorpio (c) Sagittarius (d) Cancer (e) Capricorn. 3. Question 2. The path of the sun through the heavens is called the (a) Ecliptic

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    1. EA: Ecliptic & Annual Motion Review Questions January 10, 2011

    2. 2 Question 1 What constellation is the sun in today (Jan 10)? • (a) Libra • (b) Scorpio • (c) Sagittarius • (d) Cancer • (e) Capricorn

    3. 3 Question 2 The path of the sun through the heavens is called the • (a) Ecliptic • (b) Equator • (c) Zodiac • (d) Equinoctial • (e) Heliograph

    4. 4 Question 3 The sun is on the equator • (a) never • (b) always • (c) always from observer on earth’s equator • (d) twice a year • (e) twice a day

    5. 5 Question 4 Which is NOT a zodiac (circle of animals) sign? • (a) Taurus • (b) Cancer • (c) Aries • (d) Libra • (e) Orion

    6. 6 Question 5 Spring now starts in the constellation of Pisces, whereas it was Taurus for the Babylonians. This is due to • (a) Babylonian calendar based on moon • (b) Babylonians worshiped bulls, current Christian culture has fish symbol • (c) Julius Ceaser changed calendar • (d) IAU changed definitions of constellations • (e) precession of equinoxes

    7. 7 Question 6 What was the north star at time of building Egyptian pyramids? • (a) Alderamin • (b) Thuban • (c) Polaris • (d) center of Orion’s Belt • (e) Sirius

    8. 8 Question 7 The calendar we all use today is the • (a) Metonic • (b) Solar • (c) Julian • (d) Gregorian • (e) Sothic

    9. 9 Question 8 Which year is NOT a leap year? • (a) 2008 • (b) 2000 • (c) 1900 • (d) 1992 • (e) They ALL are leap years

    10. 10 Question 9 Summer is hotter than winter because • (a) days are longer • (b) sun transits at higher altitude • (c) earth is closer to sun • (d) both “a” & “b” • (e) all (a, b, c) are true

    11. 11 Question 10 Stonehenge is most significant because no other ancient stone circles • (a) have alignments to summer sunrise • (b) have lentils (top connecting pieces) • (c) have a ditch around them • (d) are in England • (e) none of these