Astronomy 8R Unit Practice
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  • Question 1
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    Q. During the phases of the Moon, the Moon appears to change shape.  This change in appearance is due to the Moon...
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    physically changing size and shape.
    moving closer and then farther away from Earth.
    reflecting a different amount of light due to alignment with Earth and the Sun.
    having craters on its surface.
  • Question 2
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    Q. What part of the moon do we see from Earth?
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    all of it
    the same side
    none of it
    only one quarter
  • Question 3
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    Q. As the moon's shape appears to get smaller, we say that the moon is _.
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    swelling
    waxing
    waning
    disappearing
  • Question 4
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    Q. Which moon phase is when you can't see the moon at all?
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    Waning crescent
    Full moon
    Waxing gibbous
    New moon
  • Question 5
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    Q. Phases of the moon in which the moon appears to be getting larger are referred to as _.
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    waxing
    waning
    new
    eclipse
  • Question 6
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    Q. The complete cycle of the moon lasts about a _.
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    day
    year
    week
    month
  • Question 7
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    Q. What Moon phase is this?
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    Full Moon
    Waxing Gibbous
    New Moon
    Half Moon
  • Question 8
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    Q. What phase comes AFTER this one?
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    Waxing Crescent
    Waning Gibbous
    Waxing Gibbous
    Third Quarter
  • Question 9
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    Q. What Moon phase is this?
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    Waxing Crescent
    Waning Gibbous
    Waning Crescent
    Waxing Gibbous
  • Question 10
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    Q. What phase comes BEFORE this one?
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    New Moon
    Third Quarter
    Waxing Crescent
    Full Moon
  • Question 11
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    Q. What Moon phase is this?
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    Last Quarter
    New Moon
    Third Quarter
    First Quarter
  • Question 12
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    Q. What Moon phase is this?
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    Waxing Gibbous
    Waning Crescent
    Waning Gibbous
    Full Moon
  • Question 13
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    Q. What phase comes BEFORE this one?
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    Waxing Crescent
    Waxing Gibbous
    Waning Gibbous
    Waning Crescent
  • Question 14
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    Q. What Moon phase is this?
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    Waning Crescent
    Waxing Crescent
    Waxing Gibbous
    Waning Gibbous
  • Question 15
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    Q. What phase comes BEFORE this one?
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    Full Moon
    Third Quarter
    New Moon
    First Quarter
  • Question 16
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    Q. What happens when the area in which you live tilts away from the sun?
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    It is summer.
    It is spring.
    It is winter.
    It is fall.
  • Question 17
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    Q. Why does the area around the equator stay the same temperature all year?
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    The equator rotates slower than the poles.
    The equator remains the same distance from the sun.
    The equator always receives direct sunlight.
    The equator has 18 hour days.
  • Question 18
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    Q. What are the reasons for the seasons?
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    Earth's tilt and rotation.
    Earth's rotation and revolution.
    Earth's tilt and revolution.
    Earth's tilt and resolution
  • Question 19
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    Q. The moon cycle (lunar cycle) takes approximately _______________ to complete.
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    14 days
    28 days/approximately one month
    58 days
    1 week
  • Question 20
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    Q. When the moon waxes, it ________.
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    adds a thick covering to its crust
    seems to get bigger in size
    goes from a full moon back to a new moon
    shaves its legs
  • Question 21
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    Q. When the moon wanes, it ________.
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    goes from a new moon to a full moon
    goes from a full moon to a new moon

    appears to get larger in size
    cries a lot
  • Question 22
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    Q. Why do we always see the same side of the moon from Earth?
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    because the phases change
    because it rotates and revolves at the same rate
    because half of the moon always receives sunlight
    The moon changes positions´┐Ż
  • Question 23
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    Q. How many phases does the moon have?
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    7 phases
    5 phases
    I do not know
    8 phases
  • Question 24
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    Q. When the visible (lit) portion of the moon is increasing, the moon is:
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    waning
    full
    waxing
    new
  • Question 25
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    Q. Define Waxing
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    Moon is increasing and light part appears to be growing
    Completely illuminated
    dark side is facing earth
    Moon is decreasing and light part appears to be shrinking
  • Question 26
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    Q. Define Full Moon
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    None of moon is visible
    Half moon phase is visible
    Complete moon face is visible
    Less Than half of moon is visible
  • Question 27
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  • Question 28
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    Which instrumental dial shows a correct air pressure reading for Albany, New York for this date and time?

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    Which diagram correctly shows the position of the Moon with respect to the Earth on March 9, 2001?

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  • Question 52
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    By what process does a star create energy?

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    gravitational attraction

    nuclear fusion

    rise and fall of ocean tides

    taking it from other stars

  • Question 53
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    Which of the following objects is closest to Earth?

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    the sun

    Uranus

    Mars

    the Moon

  • Question 54
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    During what phase can a lunar eclipse occur?

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    full moon

    first quarter

    third quarter

    new moon

  • Question 55
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    Earth rotates once on its axis every

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    24 hours

    7 days

    month

    365 days

  • Question 56
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    How many hours of sunlight does NY receive on the equinoxes?

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  • Question 57
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    The shape of Earths orbit is described as

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    a perfect circle

    an ellipse

    triangular

    rhombohedral

  • Question 58
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    Earth is closest to the sun in the

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    summer

    winter

    fall

    spring

  • Question 59
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    Q. Spinning of Earth on its axis.
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    Rotation
    Revolution
  • Question 60
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    Q. Movement of Earth around the sun.
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    Rotation
    Revolution
  • Question 61
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    Q. Tides are caused by ___________
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    wind
    gravitational pull of moon
    waves gravitation toward land
    rain
  • Question 62
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    Q. Name the phase of the moon for letter f
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    Waning Gibbous
    Waxing Gibbous
    Waning Crescent
    Waxing Crescent
  • Question 63
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    Q. Which of the following is best shown in the picture?
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    Earth's revolution
    A month on Earth
    A year on Earth
    Earth's rotation
  • Question 64
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    Q. Day and night are caused by _______________.
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    Earth's rotation
    Earth's revolution
    Moon's revolution
    Moon's rotation
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