Coronado Varsity Astronomy: The Moon And Its Phases

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Coronado Varsity Astronomy: The Moon And Its Phases - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A supermoon is most likely to occur during the apogee of a lunar orbit?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Because the Moon rotates once for each revolution around the Earth you never see the far side of the Moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A supermoon is most likely to occur during the perigee of the lunar cycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    It takes the Moon 27 days to go through a complete lunar cycle (new Moon to new Moon).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A solar eclipse is most likely to occur when the Sun is located between the Earth and Moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When the visible portion of the Moon is increasing, the Moon is waning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    When the lighted portion of the Moon appears to get smaller it is waxing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    From new moon to full moon phase you see an increasing amount of the lighted side of the Moon from the right.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A micromoon is most likely to occur during the perigee of the lunar cycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A lunar eclipse is most likely to occur when Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When the Moon is ¼ of it’s orbit around the Earth it is a half Moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When the Moon is 3/4 of  it’s orbit around the Earth it’s a half Moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    When the Moon is halfway through its cycle it will appear as a full moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    On a clear night sky, day 29.5 of the lunar cycle you will see a full Moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The second full Moon of a month is called a Harvest Moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Lunar eclipses last longer than solar eclipses because the Earth’s shadow is so much larger than the Moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Solar eclipses are shorter than lunar eclipse because the  Moon’s shadow is so much larger than the shadow of Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The Earth was struck by a Mars sized planet by propenents of the Moon Fission Theory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The Moon stabilizes the rotation of the earth which is about 24 hours.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Mars sized object named Theia crashed into Earth forming the Moon was also called Ceres.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Earth's gravity pulled the Moon in when it passed close enough to Earth, describes the "Capture Theory"?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Lunar maria appear lighter in color and lower in elevation than the lunar highlands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Lunar highlands-appear lighter in color and higher in elevation than the maria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Earth's gravity is 1/6 of the Moon
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Large Moonquakes are caused by thermal changes on the Moon's surface
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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