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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, third quarter
b.
waning gibbous, waxing gibbous, new moon
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. 

Sailing a ship at night would be easiest during which phase of the moon?
a.
first quarter moon
c.
new moon
b.
third quarter moon
d.
full 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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What phase of the Moon comes next?
a.
full moon
c.
waxing gibbous
b.
new moon
d.
waning gibbous
 

 10. 

How long does the length of a lunar month compare to a regular calendar month?
a.
they are exactly the same
c.
a lunar month is about 1 day shorter
b.
a lunar month is about 1 week longer
d.
a calendar month is about 10 days longer
 



 
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