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Moon Phases
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Besides the Sun, what is the most obvious object in the sky?
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    the Moon
    Mercury
    Venus
    Sirius
  • Question 2
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    Q. How wide is the Moon?
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    35 km
    350 km
    3,500 km
    35,000 km
  • Question 3
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    Q. How much of the Moon faces the sun?
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    one quarter
    one half
    three quarters
    all of it
  • Question 4
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    Q. What part of the Moon do astronomers refer to as the night or dark side?
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    the half facing away from the Earth
    the half facing away from the Sun
    the side that we never see
    the dark part of a gibbous moon
  • Question 5
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    Q. Which word refers to the shape of the Moon, as it appears to us?
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    terminator
    cycle
    phase
    aspect
  • Question 6
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    Q. What is the name of the dividing line, separating the lit and unlit sides of the Moon?
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    terminator
    dominator
    phase
    denominator
  • Question 7
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    Q. The Moon orbits the Earth roughly once per _____
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    day
    week
    month
    year
  • Question 8
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    Q. Words that have similar etymological histories, like “month” and “Moon” are _____
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    cognates
    homonyms
    antonyms
    palindromes
  • Question 9
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    Q. What is the length of time for the Moon to go through all its phases?
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    29.5 days
    25.9 days
    59.2 days
    92.5 days
  • Question 10
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    Q. In which part of the Moon's cycle is it closest to the Sun?
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    new moon
    first quarter
    full moon
    third quarter
  • Question 11
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    Q. Which phase is considered to be the beginning of the Moon’s cycle?
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    new moon
    first quarter
    full moon
    third quarter
  • Question 12
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    Q. What is the phase when the Moon rises at sunrise, and sets at sunset?
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    new moon
    first quarter
    full moon
    third quarter
  • Question 13
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    Q. Which term means "growing or getting bigger"?
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    waxing
    waning
    crescent
    gibbous
  • Question 14
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    Q. Because the Moon is orbiting the Earth, after a couple of days it’s moved a bit to the _____
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    north
    east
    west
    south
  • Question 15
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    Q. When the Moon is in “first quarter”, we see it as _____
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    one quarter lit
    half lit
    three quarters lit
    all lit
  • Question 16
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    Q. Which term means "swollen or convex"?
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    waxing
    waning
    crescent
    gibbous
  • Question 17
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    Q. What is the phase of the Moon, when it rises at sunset and sets and sunrise?
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    new moon
    first quarter
    full moon
    third quarter
  • Question 18
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    Q. What term is used when the Moon is viewed as shrinking?
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    waxing
    waning
    crescent
    gibbous
  • Question 19
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    Q. Which phase comes a week after full moon?
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    new moon
    first quarter
    full moon
    third quarter
  • Question 20
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    Q. What is the phase of the Moon, when it rises at midnight and sets at noon?
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    new moon
    first quarter
    full moon
    third quarter
  • Question 21
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    Q. When we see a full Moon, a Moon-dweller would see a _____
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    new Earth
    first quarter Earth
    full Earth
    third quarter Earth
  • Question 22
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    Q. The Moon can be lit by light, reflected from the Earth, called _____
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    Moonshine
    Earthshine
    afterglow
    aurora
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