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Moon Phases

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The Moon appears to change shape because
a.
the Moon rotates
c.
Earth revolves around the Sun
b.
Earth rotates
d.
the Moon revolves around Earth
 

 2. 

There are about 29 days between Full Moons.  This is because 29 days is about the time it takes for one
a.
revolution of the Moon around Earth
c.
rotation of the Sun
b.
revolution of Earth around the Sun
d.
rotation of Earth
 

 3. 

When the Moon goes through Earth’s shadow, we see a
a.
solar eclipse
c.
total eclipse
b.
lunar eclipse
d.
planetary eclipse
 

 4. 

Which diagram shows the Earth-Moon-Sun arranged to cause a total solar eclipse?
a.
mc004-1.jpg
c.
mc004-3.jpg
b.
mc004-2.jpg
d.
mc004-4.jpg
 

 5. 

The dark, lava-covered areas of the Moon are called what?
a.
mountains
c.
valleys
b.
volcanoes
d.
maria
 

 6. 

mc006-1.jpg
When the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun are in line like this, what could occur?
a.
a Solar Eclipse could occur
c.
the Moon could be pulled closer to the Sun
b.
a Lunar Eclipse could occur
d.
the speed of Earth’s rotation could be increased
 

 7. 

mc007-1.jpg
When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth are in line like this, which of the following could occur?
a.
a Solar Eclipse
c.
the Moon could be pulled closer to Earth
b.
a Lunar Eclipse
d.
the spin of Earth could be increased
 

 8. 

Which type of eclipse happens whenever the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow?
a.
lunar
c.
total
b.
solar
d.
partial
 

 9. 

A solar eclipse happens when
a.
the Earth’s shadow covers the Sun
c.
the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun causing a shadow on Earth
b.
the first four planets are in a line
d.
the terrestrial planets are aligned
 

 10. 

How much time passes between a New Moon and a Full Moon and back to a New Moon?
a.
1 day
c.
28 days
b.
14 days
d.
365 days
 

 11. 

Which of these is a waxing crescent?
a.
mc011-1.jpg
c.
mc011-3.jpg
b.
mc011-2.jpg
d.
mc011-4.jpg
 

 12. 

Choose the waning gibbous phase.
a.
mc012-1.jpg
c.
mc012-3.jpg
b.
mc012-2.jpg
d.
mc012-4.jpg
 

 13. 

Choose the 1st quarter moon.
a.
mc013-1.jpg
c.
mc013-3.jpg
b.
mc013-2.jpg
d.
mc013-4.jpg
 

 14. 

Which phase of the Moon comes just before a New Moon?
a.
mc014-1.jpg
c.
mc014-3.jpg
b.
mc014-2.jpg
d.
mc014-4.jpg
 

 15. 

How does the gravity on the Moon compare to the gravity on Earth?
a.
gravity is the same wherever you are
c.
there is more gravity on the Moon
b.
there is less gravity on the Moon
d.
gravity depends on the person
 



 
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