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How long does it take for the Moon to rotate once?
a) 24 hours
b) 365 days
c) 27.3 hours
d) 27.3 days

What causes the Sun to appear to rise and set?
a) Earth's revolution
b) the Sun's revolution
c) Earth's rotation
d) the Sun's rotation

How long does it take the Moon to revolve around Earth?
a) 24 hours
b) 365 days
c) 27.3 hours
d) 29 days

What is it called when the phases of the Moon appear to get larger
a) waning
b) waxing
c) rotating
d) revolving

What kind of eclipse occurs when the Moon blocks sunlight from reaching Earth?
a) solar
b) new
c) full
d) lunar

Tides are affected by the position of which celestial bodies?
a) Earth and the Moon
b) Earth, the Moon, and the Sun
c) Venus, Earth, and Mars
d) the Sun, Earth, and Mars

Earth's spinning on its axis is called its
a) revolution
b) orbit
c) rotation
d) cycle

The moon's orbit around Earth has the shape of a(n)
a) circle
b) oval
c) sphere
d) crescent

What moon phases starts the lunar cycle?
a) New
b) Full
c) Quarter
d) Gibbous

What moon phases occurs after the full moon?
a) New
b) Full
c) Quarter
d) Waning gibbous

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