Moon Phases Quiz

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Moon Phases Quiz

 

Test Questions and Answers

1. What moon phase would be seen from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

What moon phase would be seen from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

  • new moon
  • first quarter
  • third quarter
  • full moon

2. What moon phase is this?

What moon phase is this?

  • waxing crescent
  • waxing gibbous
  • waning crescent
  • waning gibbous

3. What moon phase would be seen from Earth when the moon is at position 5?

What moon phase would be seen from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

  • new moon
  • first quarter
  • full moon
  • third quarter

4. What moon phase is this?

What moon phase is this?

  • waxing crescent
  • waxing gibbous
  • waning crescent
  • waning gibbous

5. What phase of the moon would be visible from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

What phase of the moon would be visible from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

  • new moon
  • first quarter
  • full moon
  • third quarter

6. What phase of the moon would be visible when the moon is at position 3?

What moon phase would be seen from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

  • new moon
  • first quarter
  • full moon
  • third quarter

7. What moon phase is this?

What moon phase is this?

  • new moon
  • full moon
  • waxing crescent
  • waning crescent

8. What moon phase would be visible from Earth when the moon is at position 5?

What phase of the moon would be visible from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

  • first quarter
  • third quarter
  • new moon
  • full moon

9. What moon phase is this?

What moon phase is this?

  • first quarter
  • third quarter
  • waxing crescent
  • waning crescent

10. What moon phase is this?

What moon phase is this?

  • new moon
  • full moon
  • waxing crescent
  • waning crescent

11. What does “waxing” mean?

  • growing
  • shrinking
  • lighted
  • dark

12. What does “waning” mean?

  • growing
  • shrinking
  • lighted
  • dark

13. What side of the moon is the light on when the moon is waning?

  • left
  • right
  • front
  • back

14. What side of the moon is the light on when the moon is waxing?

  • left
  • right
  • front
  • back

15. How much of the moon is always lit?

  • can’t tell
  • always changes
  • half
  • 3/4

16. Name the moon phase that would come AFTER this moon.

Name the moon phase that would come AFTER this moon.

  • waning crescent
  • waxing crescent
  • waning gibbous
  • waxing gibbous

17. What moon phase came right BEFORE this one?

What moon phase came right BEFORE this one?

  • First Quarter
  • Last Quarter
  • New Moon
  • Full Moon

18. About how long does it take the moon to make one complete cycle around the earth?

  • 65 days
  • 8 days
  • 365 days
  • 28 days

19. TRUE or FALSE
We can see the moon during the day.

  • True
  • False

20. The moon seems to change shape from day to day in a cycle that lasts about a month as it goes through ____.

  • revolutions
  • phases
  • rotations
  • eclipses

21. How many moon phases are there?

How many moon phases are there?

  • 8
  • 7
  • 4
  • 1

22. As the moon’s shape appears to get smaller, we say that the moon is _.

  • swelling
  • waxing
  • waning
  • disappearing

23. Phases of the moon in which the moon appears to be getting larger are referred to as ____.

  • eclipse
  • waning
  • new
  • waxing

24. Which of the following words describe the phases of the moon?

  •  quarters, full
  • new, crescent, quarter, gibbous, full
  • dark, light, half, quarter, blue
  • first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter

25. The type of tide that occurs during the full or new moon is called _____. It shows the greatest difference in the low and high tide.

  • spring tide
  • summer tide
  • neap tide
  • fall tide

26. High tide and low tide are caused by…

  • Only the sun’s gravitational pull
  • The Earth’s tilt on its axis
  • The gravitation pull of the moon
  • The movement of ocean waves

27. If the sun, moon, and Earth are lined up, what does this diagram represent?

If the sun, moon, and Earth are lined up, what does this diagram represent?

  • full moon
  • new moon
  • lunar eclipse
  • solar eclipse

28. What happens when there is a spring tide

  • no tides
  • really high tides
  • really low tides
  • all the above

29. The Moon ________ around the Earth.

The Moon ________ around the Earth.

  • moves parallel
  • rotates
  • moves perpendicular
  • revolves

30. What moon phase is at position 6?

What moon phase would be seen from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

  • waxing crescent
  • waxing gibbous
  • waning gibbous
  • waning crescent

31. What moon phase is at position 4?

What moon phase would be seen from Earth when the moon is at position 1?

  • waxing crescent
  • waxing gibbous
  • waning gibbous
  • waning crescent

32. What causes the moon to be illuminated?

  • The Sun
  • Drake
  • The Ocean

33. When we cannot see the moon from Earth, what kind of moon is it?

  • Waning Crescent
  • Last Quarter
  • New Moon
  • Old Moon

34. When we can see the whole moon from the Earth what kind of moon is it?

  • Full Moon
  • Sad moon
  • New Moon
  • Gibbous

35. When the lighted part of the moon is getting smaller what kind of moon is it?

  • Waxing
  • Waning

36. How long does it take for the Earth to spin on its axis?

  • It doesn’t spin
  • 24 hours
  • 365 days
  • 3651/4 days

37. What phase is this?

What phase is this?

  • Full Moon
  • First Quarter Moon
  • Last Quarter Moon
  • New Moon

38. What phase is this?

What phase is this?

  • Full Moon
  • New Moon
  • Waxing Gibbous Moon
  • Waning Gibbous Moon

39. How many days does it take to go from New Moon to New Moon?

  • 28 days
  • 29.5 days
  • 27 days
  • 365 days

40. The phases of the moon are caused by

  • the Earth’s shadow on the moon
  • the moon’s shadow on the Earth
  • how much of the sunlit side of the moon faces Earth
  • lunar and solar eclipses

Moon Phases Questions

 

eight
How many phases does the moon have?
dark side
What side of the moon do we see first?
wax
What is it called when the moon appears to grow?
wane
What is it called when the moon appears to get smaller?
29 1/2 days or 1 month
How many days does it take the moon to complete a cycle?
new moon, waxing cresent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waing gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent
Name the eight phases of the moon?
gibbous
What is it call when you see more light in the moon (greater than a semicircle and less than a circle)?
Crescent
What is it call when you see less light in the moon (concave)
Moon
A natural body that revolues around a planet
Phase
One of the shapes the moon seems to have as it orbits Earth.
24 Hours
How long does it take the earth to make one full turn on it’s axis?
365 days
How long does the Earth’s orbit take?
orbits
Season change as Earth _________________ the sun.
Summer
When the earth is tilted toward the sun, what season is it?
Winter
When the earth is tilted away from the sun, what season is it?
New moon
New moon
Start of the phase. “New” cycle.
Full moon
Full moon
Fully illuminated moon
First Quarter
First Quarter
Lit on the right side, dark on the left.
Third Quarter
Third Quarter
Lit on the left side, dark on the right.
Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
Slightly dark on the left side, mostly lit on the right.
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous
Slightly dark on the right side, mostly lit on the left.
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent
Crescent on the left side, dark on the right.
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
Crescent on the right side, dark on the left.

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