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5 Matching Questions

  1. orbit
  2. force
  3. umbra
  4. astronomy
  5. inertia
  1. a a push or pull exerted on an object
  2. b the path of an object as it revolves around another object in space
  3. c the study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space
  4. d the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion
  5. e the darkest part of a shadow

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun
  2. The blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and moon
  3. dark, flat areas on the moon's surface formed from huge ancient lava flows
  4. the partial or total blocking of one object in space by another
  5. the periodic rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean

5 True/False Questions

  1. neap tidethe periodic rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean


  2. phasesone of the different apparent shapes of the moon as seen from Earth


  3. law of universal gravitationthe scientific law that states that every object in the universe attracts every other object


  4. spring tidethe tide with the greatest difference between consecutive low and high tides


  5. solsticethe spinning motion of a planet on its axis


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