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Assessment: Moon Phenomena Pretest

1. Approximately how much time passes between a new moon and the next new moon?

a. 7 days
b. 14 days
c. 28 days
d. 56 days

2. Approximately how much time passes between a new moon the next full moon?

a. 7 days
b. 14 days
c. 28 days
d. 56 days

3. If you were looking at the Moon from space (so that you could see all sides of it), how much of it would be lit by the sun at any given time?

  1. All of it.
  2. Half of it.
  3. It varies depending upon the Moon’s phase.
  4. It varies depending on the time of year.

4. There is a part of the Moon that is never lit by the Sun.
TRUE or FALSE


5. There is a part of the Moon that we can never see from Earth.
TRUE or FALSE


6. You have been observing the Moon since the beginning of the semester. In your own words, explain why it appears to change shape (has different phases).

7. Does the Moon rise and set? Explain why or why not.

 

 

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