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Moon Phases 1st Quiz

Multiple Choice
 

 1. 

About how long does it take for the Moon to go from one New Moon to the next New Moon?
a.
15 days
c.
12 days
b.
30 days
d.
45 days
 

 2. 

How much of the moon’s surface can you see during a New Moon phase?
a.
none
c.
one half
b.
one-quarter
d.
all of it
 

 3. 

What is the source of the Moon’s light?
a.
the Moon produces its own light
c.
reflected sunlight
b.
reflected Earth light
d.
the stars
 

 4. 

Which is the correct order of the Moon’s phases?
a.
waxing crescent, waning crescent, first quarter
c.
full moon, new moon, first quarter
b.
waning gibbous, last quarter, waxing gibbous
d.
waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous
 

 5. 

About how long does it take the moon to complete one cycle of phases?
a.
one day
c.
one month
b.
one week
d.
24 hours
 

 6. 

How much of the lit side of the Moon can we see during a full moon?
a.
none of it
c.
most of it
b.
half of it
d.
all of it
 

 7. 

Piloting a ship by moonlight would be most difficult during which phase of the moon?
a.
first quarter moon
c.
full moon
b.
third quarter moon
d.
new moon
 

 8. 

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What is this phase of the Moon?
a.
1st quarter
c.
waxing gibbous
b.
Full Moon
d.
waning gibbous
 

 9. 

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About how long until a full moon once you see this phase?
a.
2 to 4 days
c.
7 days
b.
10 to 14 days
d.
it was about 5 days ago
 

 10. 

How long does the length of a lunar month compare to a regular calendar month?
a.
they are the same
c.
about 1 day shorter
b.
about 1 day longer
d.
about 3 days longer
 



 
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