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Astronomy Quiz - Our Moon
1. The number of natural satellites orbiting the earth is:
A one
B two
C three
2. The distance of the moon from the earth is approximately:
A 384 000 kilometres
B 500 000 kilometres
C 1 000 000 kilometres
3. One rotation of the moon takes about:
A 30 days
B 27 days
C No time, because the moon does not rotate
4. One revolution of the moon around the earth takes about:
A 30 days
B 27 days
C No time, because the moon does not revolve
5. What is the approximate shape of the moon's orbit around the earth?
A circular
B elliptical
C oval
6. 'Moonlight' is an incorrect term because:
A the moon reflects light from the earth's electric lights
B the moon reflects light from the sun
C the moon reflects no light
7. The moon has no:
A craters
B mountains
C atmosphere
8. The 'seas' on the moon are called:
A maria
B rivers
C bays
9. The 'seas' on the moon are actually:
Arivers of fresh water
Bseas of salt water
Csmooth rock plains probably formed from volcanic activity
10. Craters on the moon's surface are formed by:
Ameteorites
Bcomets
Casteroids
11. The phases of the moon in correct order are:
Anew moon, full moon, first quarter
Bnew moon, first quarter, full moon
Cfull moon, waxing gibbous, last quarter
12. The horned shape of the moon is called a:
Acrescent
Bfull moon
Cnew moon
13. Full Moon occurs when the sun, the earth and the moon are:
Ain a line
Bat right angles
Cnot in any particular order
14. What percentage of the moon can we see from earth?
A10%
B100%
C50%
15. In what year did man first land on the moon's surface?
A1960
B1969
C1980

 

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