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One revolution of the Moon around the Earth takes
a) 29.5 days b) 1 day c) 27.3 days d) 24 hours
You observe a first quarter moon one evening, how long will it be before you observe this same moon again?
a) 27.3 days b) 29.5 days c) 24 hours d) 1 day
Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of
a) the Moon only b) the Sun only c) the Moon and Sun d) the Earth revolving
As Earth rotates, there are ___ high tides and ___ low tides every day.
a) 4 and 4 b) 1 and 1 c) 3 and 3 d) 2 and 2
The time between one high tide and the next is
a) 1 hour b) 12 hours c) 6 hours d) 24 hours
We always see the same side of the Moon because
a) the period of rotation and revolution on the Moon are equal b) the Moon doesn't rotate c) the Earth doesn't move d) the Moon doesn't move
A solar eclipse occurs when
a) the Moon is in the Earth's shadow b) the Sun blocks the Moon from Earth's view c) the Moon blocks the Sun from Earth's view (moon's shadow on Earth) d) the Sun sets
A lunar eclipse occurs when
a) there is a new moon and the Moon is in Earth's shadow b) there is a new moon and the Earth is in the Moon's shadow c) there is a full moon and the Moon is in the Earth's shadow d) there is a full moon and the Earth is in the Moon's shadow
An eclipse doesn't occur every new and full moon because
a) the Earth is tilted b) the orbit of the moon is tilted c) the Moon rotates d) the man on the moon likes to eat green cheese
People on Earth see different phases of the Moon because
a) the Earth covers up part of the Moon b) the Moon's light turns on and off c) the Moon revolves around Earth d) the Moon rotates
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