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The difference in how the moon looks is mostly due to the changing.....
a) Distance between the Earth and the Sun.
b) The speed of the Moon in its revolution.
c) The position of the Moon in its revolution.
d) The location of the observer on Earth.

On July 31, there was a New Moon. On approximately what date would the next New Moon occur?
a) August 5
b) August 10
c) August 19
d) August 30

Coach Green discovers that three weeks before the Texans play in the Super Bowl, the moon will be a New Moon. What lunar phase will it be on the night of the Super Bowl?
a) Third Quarter
b) Full Moon
c) First Quarter
d) New Moon

Which phase of the moon will occur when the moon is positioned between the Earth and the Sun?
a) Waning Crescent
b) First Quarter
c) Full Moon
d) New Moon

When the Moon's surface is 100% illuminated, what phase is it in?
a) First Quarter
b) Third Quarter
c) New Moon
d) Full Moon

The Moon revolves around the Earth in what type of motion?
a) counter clock-wise
b) Down-up
c) Up-down
d) Clockwise

About how many days does it take to move from one phase of the Moon to the next phase?
a) 2 days
b) 29.5 days
c) 3.5 days
d) 3.5 hours

Tonight the Moon is in its First Quarter phase. What phase will it be in 2 weeks?
a) New Moon
b) Waning Crescent
c) Waxing Gibbous
d) Third Quarter

A student observed the moon one evening and described it as bright on the right, and less than half illuminated. What lunar phase was the student observing?
a) New Moon
b) Waxing Crescent
c) First Quarter
d) Waning Crescent

A Waning Crescent occurs a few days before a New Moon. How long will it take for the moon to be a Waxing Gibbous?
a) 3 days
b) 1 week
c) 1 week and 3 days
d) 2 weeks

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