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Sun, Earth & Moon Relations

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Question #1
When only a small part of fthe moon is visible, the moon may be in its

A. first-quarter phase
B. waning-crescent phase
C. new moon phase
D. last-quarter phase

 

Question #2
Approximately how many days does it take the moon to go through a complete cycle?

A. 7
B. 11
C. 27
D. 29

 

Question #3
When the visible portion of the moon is increasing, the moon is

A. waxing
B. full
C. waning
D. waning-crescent

 

Question #4
A solar eclipse is most likely to occur when the

A. sun is located between the earth and moon
B. moon is located between the sun and the earth
C. earth is located between the sun and the moon
D. earth and moon are at right angles to each other

 

Question #5
Earth has seasons because

A. the temperature of the sun changes
B. Earth rotates on its axis
C. Earth's axis is tilted as it moves around the sun
D. the distance between Earth and the sun changes

 

Question #6
Because the moon rotates once for each revolution around the Earth

A. you see some phases more than others
B. a different side of the the moon faces Earth each day
C. you never see the far side of the moon
D. the far side of the moon is visible only during the full moon phase

 

Question #7
A lunar eclipse is most likely to occur when

A. sun is located between the earth and moon
B. moon is located between the sun and the earth
C. earth is located between the sun and the moon
D. earth and moon are at right angles to each other

 

Question #8
From new moon to full moon phase you see

A. a decreasing amount of the lighted side of the moon
B. an increasing amount of the lighted side of the moon
C. more of the lighted side, then less of the lighted side of the moon
D. the same amount of the lighted side of the moon

 

Question #9
During what moon phase can a lunar eclipse occur?

A. waxing gibbous
B. first quarter
C. new moon
D. full moon

 

Question #10
Tides are caused mainly by

A. Earth's rotation on its axis, causing water to move
B. strong winds blowing water onto coasts
C. differences in how much the sun pulls on the different parts of Earth
D. differences in how much the moon pulls on different parts of the Earth

 

 

This test was made with free online software from Merex Corporation.