Phases Of The Moon Quiz For 5th Grade!

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Phases Of The Moon Quiz For 5th Grade!

Below is a grade five test that is perfect for testing out what you know about the moon and its fascinating shapes as viewed from earth? Do you know how to name the different forms, or do you say the moon today is just a moon? Well, show us what you know by taking the test and giving the best answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Multiple Choice. Choose the letter of the correct answer in the following questions. If the moon is BIGGER than a QUARTER, we call it a ________ moon.
    • A. 

      Full

    • B. 

      Half

    • C. 

      Crescent

    • D. 

      Gibbous

  • 2. 
    If the moon is SMALLER than a QUARTER, we call it a ________ moon.
    • A. 

      Full

    • B. 

      Half

    • C. 

      Crescent

    • D. 

      Gibbous

  • 3. 
    When the moon is not visible, it is called ________.
    • A. 

      New moon

    • B. 

      First quarter

    • C. 

      Full moon

    • D. 

      Waning moon

  • 4. 
    When the moon is getting smaller, it is a _________ moon.
    • A. 

      Waxing

    • B. 

      Waning

    • C. 

      Crescent

    • D. 

      Gibbous

  • 5. 
    When the moon is getting bigger, it is a ______ moon.
    • A. 

      Full

    • B. 

      Waxing

    • C. 

      Crescent

    • D. 

      New

  • 6. 
    What occurs when Earth is between the sun and the moon?
    • A. 

      Lunar eclipse

    • B. 

      Solar eclipse

    • C. 

      High tide

    • D. 

      Low tide

  • 7. 
    What is the effect of the rotation of the moon and its revolution around Earth?  
    • A. 

      You see different phases of the moon

    • B. 

      Each day, only one side of the moon faces Earth

    • C. 

      There are low tides

    • D. 

      There are high tides

  • 8. 
    What occurs when the moon is between the sun and Earth?
    • A. 

      Lunar eclipse

    • B. 

      Solar eclipse

    • C. 

      Low tide

    • D. 

      High tide

  • 9. 
    In what phases can you see an increasing amount of the lighted side of the moon?
    • A. 

      New moon to full moon

    • B. 

      Full moon to new moon

    • C. 

      First quarter to new

    • D. 

      Full moon to last quarter

  • 10. 
    The following are false about the moon, except________.
    • A. 

      The moon and the sun are satellites of Earth.

    • B. 

      It takes the moon 45 days to complete one revolution.

    • C. 

      The moon rotates on its axis and revolves around Earth.

    • D. 

      The moon has a light of its own.

  • 11. 
    What causes tides?
    • A. 

      Moon's rotation on its axis

    • B. 

      Strong winds

    • C. 

      Gravitational pull on Earth

    • D. 

      Earth's revolution around the sun

  • 12. 
    Which gravitational pull has the greatest effect on the tides?
    • A. 

      The sun's gravitational pull on Earth

    • B. 

      The moon's gravitational pull on Earth

    • C. 

      Earth's gravitational pull on the moon

    • D. 

      The sun's gravitational pull on the moon

  • 13. 
    How often does the moon pass over a particular spot on Earth's surface causing tides as a result of its gravitational pull?
    • A. 

      Once every 10 seconds

    • B. 

      Once every 12 hours and 25 minutes

    • C. 

      Once every 24 hours and 50 minutes

    • D. 

      Once every 14 days

  • 14. 
    Which two phases of the moon do neap tides take place?
    • A. 

      New moon, full moon

    • B. 

      New moon, first quarter moon

    • C. 

      Third quarter moon, full moon

    • D. 

      First quarter moon, third quarter moon

  • 15. 
    What are depressions on the moon's eclipses?
    • A. 

      Eclipses

    • B. 

      Moon quakes

    • C. 

      Phases

    • D. 

      Craters

  • 16. 
    The darkest part of the moon's shadow during a solar eclipse is _______.
    • A. 

      Waxing gibbous

    • B. 

      Umbra

    • C. 

      Waning

    • D. 

      Penumbra

  • 17. 
    For nos. 17-20 Which of the following statements are superstitions about the moon?
    • A. 

      Evil creatures appear during full moon.

    • B. 

      It is difficult to catch fish during a full moon.

    • C. 

      It is good to start a business during full moon.

    • D. 

      The moon affects the growth of the plants.

    • E. 

      If you will look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse, your eyes can be harmed.

    • F. 

      The phases of the moon are related to human behavior.

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