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Moon phases and eclipses

Quiz by Mary Ann Hopple

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  • Q1
    What phase of the moon is found at 1?
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    full moon
    waning crescent
    new moon
    first quarter
    45s
  • Q2
    What phase of the moon is found at 3?
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    new moon
    full moon
    waxing crescent
    waning gibbous
    45s
  • Q3
    What phase of the moon is found at 6?
    Question Image
    new moon
    waning crescent
    waxing crescent
    waxing gibbous
    45s
  • Q4
    What phase of the moon is found at 7?
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    new moon
    last quarter
    full moon
    waning gibbous
    45s
  • Q5
    What phase of the moon is shown in the photo? (Yes, it's an Oreo from sciencebob.com)
    Question Image
    new moon
    full moon
    waxing crescent
    waning gibbous
    45s
  • Q6
    What phase of the moon is in the photo? (Yes, another Oreo from sciencebob.com)
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    waning gibbous
    last quarter
    waxing gibbous
    waxing crescent
    45s
  • Q7
    In the photo, is the moon waxing or waning?
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    waning
    waxing
    45s
  • Q8
    In the photo, is the moon waxing or waning?
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    waxing
    waning
    45s
  • Q9
    What happens during an eclipse?
    The moon blocks the sun
    The sun stops shining for a few hours
    A body in space moves into a shadow of another body in space
    The sun moves between Earth and the moon
    45s
  • Q10
    What type of eclipse is shown in the photo?
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    spring
    solar
    neap
    lunar
    45s
  • Q11
    What type of eclipse is shown in the diagram?
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    spring
    solar
    neap
    lunar
    45s
  • Q12
    This phase of the moon happens when someone on Earth can't see any of the sunlit part of the moon. The moon is between the sun and Earth. What phase is being described?
    gibbous moon
    waning crescent
    new moon
    full moon
    45s
  • Q13
    A person observing the sky has noticed that he can see more and more of the sunlit portion of the moon each night. He can now see half of the sunlit part of the moon. What phase is he seeing tonight?
    waxing crescent
    first quarter
    full moon
    last quarter
    45s
  • Q14
    An eclipse is supposed to happen tonight. The eclipse will last about 2 hours. What is the phase of the moon tonight?
    waxing gibbous
    full moon
    waning gibbous
    new moon
    45s
  • Q15
    An eclipse will happen today. It will last about 7 minutes, and the moon is a new moon. What type of eclipse will happen?
    lunar eclipse
    neap eclipse
    spring eclipse
    solar eclipse
    45s

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