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Sixth Grade Science 6

Unit#2 Quiz #2 Phases of the Moon and Eclipse

ID: 357191 — Correct: A — DOK: 1 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

1.

Which moon phase is shown?

A.

B.

C.

D.

ID: 357193 — Correct: A — DOK: 1 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

2. How much of the moon’s bright side can you see during a new moon?

A. None (0%)
B. About 10% on the right
C. Half (50%)
D. 100%

ID: 357194 — Correct: B — DOK: 1 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

3. Each night the moon phase changes. What causes the moon phase to change each
night?
A. Rotation of the earth
B. The relative positions of the earth, moon, & sun
C. The tilt of the earth
D. Gravity

ID: 357200 — Correct: B — DOK: 3 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

4.

A student uses paper and fasteners to create a model of Earth, the sun and the moon.
The sun and Earth are attached to the paper background, while the moon is free to
revolve around Earth.
Which diagram shows the objects arranged so that a third quarter moon would be
visible from Earth?

A.

B.

C.
D.

ID: 357202 — Correct: D — DOK: 2 — Standard: GSE E.2.b

5.

Which moon position would cause a Solar Eclipse?

A. Position A
B. Position B
C. Position C
D. Position D

ID: 357205 — Correct: A — DOK: 1 — Standard: GSE E.2.b

6. What is the moon’s phase during a Solar Eclipse?

A. New Moon
B. First Quarter
C. Full Moon
D. Last Quarter

ID: 363098 — Correct: D — DOK: 2 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

7. The phases of the moon are the changing appearances of the moon, as seen from Earth.
Which phase happens immediately after a third quarter moon?
A. new moon
B. waxing gibbous
C. waning gibbous
D. waning crescent

ID: 363099 — Correct: B — DOK: 2 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

8.

The diagram below shows the relative positions of Earth, the moon, and the sun. The
moon is shown at four possible positions around Earth. Which position of the moon
could result in a solar eclipse?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

ID: 363115 — Correct: C — DOK: 2 — Standard: GSE E.2.a


9.

Although half of the moon is always illuminated, usually only a portion of the
illuminated side is visible from Earth. The diagram below presents the relative
positions of Earth, the sun, and the moon. The positions of the moon are labeled 1-8.
Which of the moons in the figure are in a gibbous phase?

A. 2 and 4
B. 2 and 8
C. 4 and 6
D. 6 and 8

ID: 363147 — Correct: C — DOK: 2 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

10. Sometimes the moon looks like a crescent. At other times, the moon looks like a half
circle. What makes it possible for you to see the surface of the moon from Earth?

A. The moon gives off its own light.


B. Light from Earth is reflected by the moon's surface.
C. Light from the sun is reflected by the moon's surface.
D. The moon absorbs sunlight during the day and glows at night.

ID: 357186 — Correct: B — DOK: 1 — Standard: GSE E.2.c

11. On which day does the Northern Hemisphere receive the most sunlight (have the
longest daylight)?

A. March 21
B. June 21
C. September 21
D. December 21

ID: 357197 — Correct: C — DOK: 2 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

12.

A student draws a model showing the movements of Earth, the moon and the sun.
Which arrow shows the movement that causes moon phases to be seen on Earth?

A. Arrow 1, because it shows the rotation of the sun.


B. Arrow 2, because it shows the orbit of Earth around the sun.
C. Arrow 3, because it shows the orbit of the moon around Earth.
D. Arrow 4, because it shows the rotation of Earth.

ID: 357199 — Correct: B — DOK: 3 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

13.

The diagram shows four consecutive moon phases.


Which of the following diagrams shows the next four moon phases in the correct
order?

A.

B.

C.

D.

ID: 363116 — Correct: C — DOK: 2 — Standard: GSE E.2.a


14. When does a solar eclipse take place?

A. when the sun moves into Earth’s shadow

B. when Earth moves into the sun’s shadow


C. when Earth moves into the moon’s shadow
D. when the moon moves into Earth’s shadow

ID: 357190 — Correct: D — DOK: 1 — Standard: GSE E.2.a

15. Which illustration represents a Waxing Crescent Moon?

A.

B.

C.
D.

ID: 331089 — Correct: A — DOK: N — Standard: GSE E.3.d

16.

In the following arrangement, which phase of the moon would occur with this
arrangement?

A. new moon
B. old moon
C. waning gibbous
D. full moon