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Predicting Moon phases

Quiz by Cer'Princeton Harden

Grade 4
Science
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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  • Q1

    On March 9th the earth experienced a waxing crescent moon, which description best describes what the  moon will look like?

    The moon will be more than 50% illuminated on the right side and shrinking.

    The moon will be more than 50% illuminated on the left side and still growing.

    The moon will be less than 50% illuminated on the right side and still growing.

    The moon will be less than 50% illuminated on the left side and still growing.

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  • Q2

    Which of the following list complete the moon phases in order starting with a waning gibbous.

    full moon, waxing gibbous, 1st quarter

    1st quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon

    3rd quarter, waning crescent, new moon

    new moon, waxing crescent, 1st quarter

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  • Q3

    The moon is in its waxing crescent phase on March 9th, which date will it be in a waxing gibbous phase.

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    March 17

    March 2

    March 10

    March 23

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  • Q4

    If the earth observes a new moon on March 5, which diagram shows the moon phase earth will observe on March 19?

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  • Q5

    Which is the best description of a spring tide?

    The highest low tide and the lowest high tide during 1st and 3rd quarter moon phases

    The highest high tide and the lowest low tide during new and full moon phases.

    The highest low tide and the lowest high tide during full and new moon phases

    The highest high tide and the lowest low tide during 1st and 3rd quarter moon phases.

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  • Q6

    Which of the following would be the time of a neap tide?

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  • Q7

    March 9 is a waxing crescent, which diagram shows the approximate moon phase for March 27?

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  • Q8

    How many days would it approximately take to go from a waxing crescent, March 9 to a waning gibbous?

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    3-4 days

    21 days

    7 days

    14 days

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  • Q9

    Which moon phase come before a waning gibbous?

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  • Q10

    Which explanation is the most accurate about tides. 

    During new and full moons the sun and the moon both exert force in a straight line on the tides causing them to have high high tides and low low tides. 

    During 1st and 3rd quarter moons the sun and the moon both exert force in opposite directions, like a 90 degree angle on the tides causing them to have high high tides and low low tides. 

    During new and full moons the sun and the moon both exert force in opposite directions, like a 90 degree angle on the tides causing them to have high high tides and low low tides. 

    During 1st and 3rd quarter moons the sun and the moon both exert force in a straight line on the tides causing them to have high high tides and low low tides. 

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