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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) The Moon Questions

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Grade 6 The Moon
The moon is visible to us because the moon
  1. reflects light from Sun.
  2. reflects light from Earth.
  3. produces light through fusion.
  4. produces light through combustion.
Grade 6 The Moon
Between which moon phases is the moon waxing? Select TWO answers.
  1. full moon and third quarter moon
  2. first quarter moon and full moon
  3. new moon and first quarter moon
  4. third quarter moon and new moon
Grade 6 The Moon
Grade 6 The Moon
Grade 6 The Moon
Why do we not have lunar eclipses every month?
  1. The moon rotates.
  2. The earth is tilted and so it is heated unevenly.
  3. There is not always a new or full moon each month.
  4. The moon's orbit is tilted around the Earth, so the moon is usually out of the earth's shadow.
Grade 6 The Moon
Which is the closest object to Earth?
  1. Jupiter
  2. Moon
  3. Sun
  4. Pluto
Grade 6 The Moon
Which is Earth's natural satellite?
  1. The Moon
  2. The International Space Station
  3. A Meteor
  4. The Sun
Grade 6 The Moon
A lunar eclipse takes place in this phase of the moon:
  1. New Moon
  2. Quarter Moon
  3. Waxing Gibbous Moon
  4. Full Moon
Grade 6 The Moon
What is the last moon phase before the new moon?
  1. full moon
  2. waning crescent
  3. waxing gibbous
  4. none of the above
Grade 6 The Moon
During a lunar eclipse, the moon looks:
  1. black
  2. green
  3. reddish orange
  4. pink
Grade 6 The Moon
A half moon is also referred to as a                .
  1. new moon
  2. full moon
  3. first quarter
  4. waxing crescent
Grade 6 The Moon
What is the average duration of the totality of a lunar eclipse?
  1. 1 - 2 hours
  2. 4 - 7 hours
  3. 10 - 12 hours
  4. 8 - 10 hours
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