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What is the Moon?
a) The Earth's volleyball. b) The Earth's manmade satellite. c) The Earth's natural satellite. d) none of the above
Which direction does the Moon rotate and revolve?
a) clockwise b) counterclockwise c) clockwise; counterclockwise d) counterclockwise; clockwise
What is the pattern in the moonrise time?
a) It rises one hour later every night. b) It rises one hour earlier every night. c) It rises at the same time every night. d) It rises at random times.
Where does the Moon rise and set?
a) The Moon rises in the west and sets in the east, opposite of what the Sun does. b) The Moon rises in the east and sets in the west, the same as what the Sun does. c) The Moon rises in the west and sets in the west. d) The Moon rises in the east and sets in the east.
On average, how long is the Moon in the sky?
a) 8 hours b) 10 hours c) 12 hours d) 14 hours
When the Moon is getting bigger, it is
a) waxing b) waning c) d)
When the Moon is getting smaller, it is
a) waxing b) waning c) d)
How much of the Moon is always lit?
a) none b) 1/4 c) 1/2 d) all
Why cant we always see all of the lit half of the Moon?
a) It hides from the Earth. b) The Earth's shadow covers it. c) As the Moon goes around the Earth, we see the Moon in different positions, changing how much of the light and shadow we see. d) The Moon's shadow covers it.
The two half moons are know as ______________ because ____________.
a) half moons; you can see half of them b) quarter moons; you can see a quarter of them. c) half moons; half of the moon is in shadow and half is lit d) quarter moons; they are named for how many quarters of the way around the Earth they've gone
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