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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) The Moon Questions

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Grade 9 The Moon
A lunar eclipse can only occur during which phase of the Moon?
  1. Quarter Moon
  2. New Moon
  3. Full Moon
  4. Crescent Moon
Grade 9 The Moon
Which phase of the Moon is this? The visible part of the Moon is represented by the white.
Moon Phase - Waning Gibbous
  1. waxing crescent
  2. waning crescent
  3. waning gibbous
  4. waxing gibbous
Grade 9 The Moon
What is the most popular theory on how the Moon formed?
  1. capture theory
  2. impact theory
  3. simultaneous formation theory
  4. magic theory
Grade 9 The Moon
What phase of the Moon is shown?
Moon Phase - Waxing Crescent
  1. first quarter
  2. waxing crescent
  3. waning gibbous
  4. new moon
Grade 9 The Moon
How long does the lunar cycle last?
  1. 7 days
  2. 14.75 days
  3. 29.5 days
  4. 45 days
Grade 9 The Moon
Grade 9 The Moon
Grade 9 The Moon
Grade 9 The Moon
In a lunar eclipse, what seems to darken?
  1. Moon
  2. Sun
  3. Earth
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 The Moon
Which planet has the largest volcano?
  1. Earth
  2. Mars
  3. Mercury
  4. Jupiter
Grade 9 The Moon
Grade 9 The Moon
Use the diagram of the Moon to answer the question.
Map of the Moon
Which geological event most likely formed Mare Vaporum?
  1. tectonic uplift
  2. impact cratering
  3. recent volcanic activity
  4. ancient volcanic activity
Grade 9 The Moon
When is the Moon nearest to Earth during its orbit?
  1. at apogee
  2. at perihelion
  3. during an eclipse
  4. during perigee
Grade 9 The Moon
If a total solar eclipse occurs, when must a partial lunar eclipse occur?
  1. one month before or after the solar eclipse
  2. two weeks before or after the solar eclipse
  3. one day before or after the solar eclipse
  4. there is no relationship between the timing of solar and lunar eclipses
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