Moon Phases Quiz: How Well You Know?

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Moon Phases Quiz: How Well You Know?

Do you know anything about the moon phases and can pass this quiz? The moon appears to shift its shape each night. Sometimes it is a crescent moon, and other times, it is a full circle. Examples of the phases of the moon include new, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent. Taking this quiz will help you discover additional information about the phases of the moon.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Ancient Romans named the Moon what?
    • A. 

      Luna

    • B. 

      Loona 

    • C. 

      Muna

    • D. 

      Manna

  • 2. 
    The Moon has different ____________ which give it different shapes that humans see in the sky.
    • A. 

      Shapes

    • B. 

      Sizes

    • C. 

      Phases

    • D. 

      Glows

  • 3. 
    Gravitational forces from the Moon cause the ____________ .
    • A. 

      Trees to grow

    • B. 

      Humans to stay on the Earth

    • C. 

      The Tides

    • D. 

      The wind

  • 4. 
    The vocab word "Waxing" means what?
    • A. 

      Smaller

    • B. 

      Bigger

    • C. 

      Medium

  • 5. 
    The vocab word "Waning" means what?
    • A. 

      Smaller

    • B. 

      Bigger

    • C. 

      Medium

  • 6. 
    The Lunar Cycle is how many days long?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      25.9

    • C. 

      29.5

    • D. 

      27

  • 7. 
    In the Moon's 1st Phase: The Moon is located between _________ and __________ causing a New Moon. The Moon does not glow during this phase.
    • A. 

      Moon and the Sun

    • B. 

      Mercury and Jupiter

    • C. 

      Sun and the Moon

    • D. 

      Sun and the Earth

  • 8. 
    The phrase "Waxing Gibbous" means
    • A. 

      Growing Shape 

    • B. 

      Changing Shape 

    • C. 

      Broken Shape

    • D. 

      Working Shape

  • 9. 
    The Moon produces its own light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A Full Moon occurs when the ____________ and ______________ are on opposite sides of the Earth.
    • A. 

      Moon and the Sun

    • B. 

      Moon and the Earth

    • C. 

      Moon and the Moon

  • 11. 
    How many Moon phases are there?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      9

  • 12. 
    Which is the first Moon Phase?
    • A. 

      Waxing Crescent

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      New Moon

    • D. 

      Full Moon

  • 13. 
    Which is the second Moon Phase?
    • A. 

      New Moon 

    • B. 

      Third Quarter

    • C. 

      Waxing Crescent

    • D. 

      First Quarter

  • 14. 
    Which is the third Moon Phase?
    • A. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • B. 

      Waxing Crescent

    • C. 

      First Quarter

    • D. 

      Full Moon

  • 15. 
    Which is the fourth Moon Phase?
    • A. 

      Waxing Crescent

    • B. 

      Waxing Gibbous

    • C. 

      Third Quarter

    • D. 

      Waning Gibbous

  • 16. 
    Which is the fifth Moon Phase?
    • A. 

      Full Moon

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      Waxing Gibbous

    • D. 

      New Moon

  • 17. 
    Which is the sixth Moon Phase?
    • A. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • B. 

      New Moon

    • C. 

      Waxing Crescent

    • D. 

      Waning Crescent

  • 18. 
    Which is the seventh Moon Phase?
    • A. 

      Third Quarter

    • B. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • C. 

      Waxing Gibbous

    • D. 

      Full Moon

  • 19. 
    Which is the eighth Moon Phase?
    • A. 

      Waxing Crescent

    • B. 

      Full Moon

    • C. 

      Waning Crescent

    • D. 

      Waning Gibbous

  • 20. 
    Is the Moon made of Cheese?
    • A. 

      True 

    • B. 

      False