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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
EARTH SCIENCE - JUNE 2001

PART A

Directions (l-35): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer
sheet the number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question. Some questions may require the use of the Earth Science Reference Tables.

1 The diagram below shows the Moon in different positions as it revolves
around Earth, as observed from above the North Pole (NP).

Which image correctly represents the Moon at position 8, as observed
from Earth?

2 The Sunís position in space is best described as the approximate
center of

(1) a constellation
(2) the universe
(3) the Milky Way galaxy
(4) our solar system

3 Compared to Pluto, Mercury moves more rapidly in its orbit because
Mercury


(1) is larger
(2) is more dense
(3) is closer to the Sun
(4) has a more elliptical orbit

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