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What event on Earth is most affected by the Moon's orbit?
a) waxing cresent
b) waning cresent
c) first quarter moon
d) last quarter moon

What phases is closest to becoming a full moon?
a) waxing gibbous
b) waning gibbous
c) waxing cresent
d) waning cresent

About how many days are in a lunar cycle?
a) 29
b) 14
c) 180
d) 365

The phases of the Moon are caused by the ____.
a) Moon orbiting the Earth
b) the tilt of the Earth
c) the tilt of the Moon
d) the Earth orbiting the Sun

Which happens most often?
a) the Moon orbiting the Earth
b) the Sun orbiting the Earth
c) the Sun orbiting the Moon
d) the Moon orbiting the Sun

It take the Earth a year to orbit the sun. About how many times will the Moon orbit the Earth during that time?
a) 13
b) 1
c) 7
d) 28

Which time of day is your shadow the shortest?
a) 12:05 p.m.
b) 8:05 a.m.
c) 5:10 p.m.
d) 2:26 p.m.

Which term describes the path the Moon takes around the Earth.
a) orbit
b) day
c) rotation
d) phase

Which events occur because of the rotation of the Earth?
a) tides
b) four seasons
c) day and night
d) changes in weather

It take about _______ for the Moon to orbit the Earth.
a) a month
b) a week
c) a season
d) a year

When the Earth is between the Sun and Moon, the phase of the Moon is a _____.
a) full moon
b) new moon
c) waxing gibbous
d) third quarter moon

When the moon is between the Earth and the Sun it is a _____.
a) new moon
b) full moon
c) waning gibbous
d) first quarter moon

What phase of the Moon is it when the right half of the moon facing the Earth is illuminated?
a) first quarter
b) last quarter
c) waxing gibbous
d) waning gibbous

Which of these is affected by the phases of the Moon?
a) the tides
b) the sunset
c) the weather
d) the growth of plants

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