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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
PHYSICAL SETTING / EARTH SCIENCE - JANUARY 2004

PART A

Directions (1-35): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer

1 Which graph best represents the force of gravity between Earth and the Sun during one revolution of Earth around the Sun?

2 Which celestial feature is largest in actual size?

(1) the Moon     (3) the Sun
(2) Jupiter         (4) the Milky Way

3 The best evidence that Earth rotates is provided by the

(1) location of mid-oceanic ridge volcanoes and the distribution  of index fossils
(2) movement of Foucault pendulums and the Coriolis effect
on air movement
(3) pattern of changing seasons and the depth of meteor impacts
(4) rate of uranium-238 decay and changes in atmospheric
 composition

4 How do Jupiterís density and period of rotation compare to Earthís?

(1) Jupiter is less dense and has a longer period of rotation.
(2) Jupiter is less dense and has a shorter period of rotation.
(3) Jupiter is more dense and has a longer period of rotation.
(4) Jupiter is more dense and has a shorter period of rotation.

5 What is represented by the diagram below?

(1) changing phases of the Sun
(2) changing phases of the Moon
(3) stages in an eclipse of the Sun
(4) stages in an eclipse of the Moon

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