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Assessment: Pretest

1. An eclipse is potentially visible somewhere in the world every

  1. day
  2. month
  3. 6 months
  4. 12 months

2. The Moon can be in any phase during a lunar or solar eclipse. (circle one)

TRUE FALSE

3. Look at the diagrams below. If the Moon, Earth, and Sun are in the positions shown in those diagrams, in which case would it be possible to have an eclipse of the Moon? (circle one)

(a) (b) (c) (d)

diagram A

diagram B

diagram C

diagram D

4. Explain - in as much detail as you can - what is happening in the diagram you chose above to cause an eclipse of the Moon (you can write your answer directly on the diagram, if you would prefer).

5. Which diagram (below) shows the positions of the Moon, Earth, and Sun when the Sun is eclipsed? (circle one)

(a) (b) (c) (d)

 

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