The Earth And Moon

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  • 1. 
    What are the three main influencing factors of tides on Earth?
    • A. 

      Sun, moon and Earth

    • B. 

      Sun, stars and moon

    • C. 

      Moon, Earth and oceans

    • D. 

      Ocean, atmosphere and lithosphere

  • 2. 
    What are the two MAIN types of tides we experience on Earth?
    • A. 

      Spring and King tides

    • B. 

      Perigee and Apogee tides

    • C. 

      Neap and spring tides

    • D. 

      Neap and king tides

  • 3. 
    The moon is always orbiting at the same distance from the Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is the tilt of the Earth's axis?
    • A. 

      23.5 degrees

    • B. 

      43.5 degrees

    • C. 

      It depends on the season

    • D. 

      13.5 degrees

  • 5. 
    What percentage of the Earth's size is the moon?
    • A. 

      23%

    • B. 

      27%

    • C. 

      34%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 6. 
    The longest and shortest days (amount of sunlight) of the year are referred to as the winter and summer what?
    • A. 

      Equinox

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      Tilt

    • D. 

      Solstice

  • 7. 
    The days where the sun's rays hit directly above the equator and result in relatively equal hours of sunlight and darkness are called the what?
    • A. 

      Equinox

    • B. 

      Equator

    • C. 

      Tilt

    • D. 

      Solstice

  • 8. 
    The moon's cycle is roughly how many days?
    • A. 

      29

    • B. 

      31

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      2

  • 9. 
    What phase of the moon would we see regarding this diagram?
    • A. 

      Full moon

    • B. 

      New moon

    • C. 

      1st quarter moon

    • D. 

      3rd quarter moon

  • 10. 
    When the visible/luminescent part of the moon is getting smaller it is called what?
    • A. 

      Waning

    • B. 

      Waxing

    • C. 

      Gibbous

    • D. 

      Crescent

  • 11. 
    The term used for a location that experiences one high tide and one low tide a day is:
    • A. 

      Diurnal

    • B. 

      Forturnal

    • C. 

      Nocturnal

    • D. 

      Monournal

  • 12. 
    The term used for when the moon is at it's closest point to the Earth is:
    • A. 

      Apogee

    • B. 

      Perigee

    • C. 

      Micro-moon

    • D. 

      Massive-moon

  • 13. 
    When you can only see less than half of the visible/luminescent side of the moon it is called a:
    • A. 

      Crescent

    • B. 

      Gibbous

    • C. 

      Full moon

    • D. 

      Half moon

  • 14. 
    The day after a full moon the moon would be in the following phase:
    • A. 

      Waxing gibbous

    • B. 

      Waning gibbous

    • C. 

      Waxing crescent

    • D. 

      Waning crescent

  • 15. 
    When the moon moves in front of the sun during daylight hours it is referred to as:
    • A. 

      A lunar eclipse

    • B. 

      A solar eclipse

    • C. 

      A full moon eclipse

    • D. 

      An Earth eclipse

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