Cordi's Phases Of The Moon Quiz

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Everything you need to know for the test!The phases of the Moon is how much of the Moon we can see that is reflecting off the Suns light, or being lit up by the Sun as it orbits around Earth. When something is forever circling a planet, caught in their gravitational field, it is called being in orbit. The Moon has been in orbit of the Earth for millions if not billions of years, and probably a long long time to come. As the Moon orbits around us, we can only see a certain amount of it because the Sun’s rays only come from one direction, and therefore never being able to light up the entire moon, only half of it. The part of the Moon facing the sun is lit up. The part facing away from the sun is in darkness. This means that the Moons appearance varies every night, which we have


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the correct order of the phases of the Moon.
    • A. 

      New Moon, First Quarter, Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Last Quarter, Waning Gibbous, Waning Crescent

    • B. 

      New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Waning Crescent

  • 2. 
    How many main phases are there in the Lunar cycle?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      9

  • 3. 
    Are the phases of Venus like the phases of the Moon?
    • A. 

      No, not at all

    • B. 

      Yes, exactly the same

    • C. 

      They are similar

    • D. 

      We cannot see the phases of Venus

  • 4. 
    Half of the Moon is lit by ________?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Stars

    • C. 

      Planets

    • D. 

      Sun

  • 5. 
    After the Full Moon, does the Moon's appearance begin Waxing or Waning?
    • A. 

      Waning

    • B. 

      Waxing

  • 6. 
    What is the phase called, where sometimes you cannot see any of the Moon, sometimes causing a solar eclipse?
    • A. 

      Full Moon

    • B. 

      Last Quarter

    • C. 

      New Moon

    • D. 

      Waning Gibbous

  • 7. 
    New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter... Which phase is next?
    • A. 

      Waxing Gibbous

    • B. 

      Full Moon

    • C. 

      Waning Gibbous

    • D. 

      Last Quarter

  • 8. 
    What shape does the Moon orbit Earth in? ( You can choose two answers for this question)
    • A. 

      Square like

    • B. 

      Triangular

    • C. 

      Circular

    • D. 

      Ovular

  • 9. 
    Why does the Moon orbit Earth?
    • A. 

      It just does, no-one knows

    • B. 

      They were created at the same time and they don't really move

    • C. 

      The Moon is trapped in Earths gravitational field

  • 10. 
    Why do the phases of the Moon reoccur?
    • A. 

      The Earth spins one full rotation every month

    • B. 

      Because the Moon is in continuous orbit of Earth

    • C. 

      Because it is just an optical illusion in the sky

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