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5 Matching questions

  1. Equinox
  2. Phases of the Moon
  3. Comet
  4. Quarter moon
  5. Spectroscope
  1. a an optical instrument that separates the light given off by an object into bands of different colors; can be used to identify elements in a star
  2. b the appearance of the Moon that depends on how much of the sunlit side of the Moon faces Earth
  3. c either of two days during the year when the Sun is directly above the equator; daylight and night are the same length
  4. d a mass of frozen gases and rock particles that orbits the Sun
  5. e one-half of the lighted side of the Moon faces Earth

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. more than one-half of the lighted side of the Moon faces Earth but not yet full
  2. the name given to the spiral galaxy of which the Sun and its solar system are a part
  3. either of two days during the year when the tilt of Earth causes the length of day to be the longest or the shortest
  4. higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides caused by the lining up of the Sun, Moon, and Earth; occur when the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon are combined
  5. the slightly oval shape of Earth's orbit around the Sun

5 True/False questions

  1. New moonnone of the lighted side of the Moon faces the Earth

          

  2. Light yeara unit of distance that astronomers use to measure distance to stars and galaxies in space; equal to the distance light travels in one year

          

  3. Revolutionspinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation

          

  4. Solar flarea stream of electrically charged particles flowing from the Sun

          

  5. Seasonsthe amount of matter in an object; is the same no matter where the object is located