The Moon: Formation & Phases Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. This is a low-density rock made of aluminum and calcium silicates responsible for the light color of the lunar terrae:

Question 2 2. The debris that is ejected out of a crater as a meteorite hits a planetary surface is called:

Question 3 3. Earth's only natural satellite is:

Question 4 4. You'd expect the first quarter moon to rise at:

Question 5 5. Which of these is true?

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Question 6 6. The first phase of the moon is:

Question 7 7. The lunar atmosphere is made largely of:

Question 8 8. The angle that's made by two lines starting at an observer and ending on the opposite sides of an object is the:

Question 9 9. The phase right before the new moon is the:

Question 10 10. The sidereal month is:

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Question 11 11. Which one of the following theories proposes that the Moon was formed from part of the Earth?

Question 12 12. The moon cannot hold on to much of its atmosphere because:

Question 13 13. You'd expect the first quarter moon to set at:

Question 14 14. Which answer choice accurately describes the capture and condensation theories about the origin of the Moon?

Question 15 15. The moon's phases depend on:

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Question 16 16. The most common type of atmosphere is the:

Question 17 17. Which theory states that the Earth and the Moon formed at the same time from the nebula?

Question 18 18. The new moon would be expected to rise at:

Question 19 19. This is a type of rock made of fragments of previously broken rock that have been fused together under the pressure of meteorite impacts:

Question 20 20. The third quarter moon is probably going to rise at:

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Question 21 21. Which of these statements is correct?

Question 22 22. The synodic month is:

Question 23 23. The synodic month is sometimes known as the:

Question 24 24. Following the new moon, the moon enters the:

Question 25 25. This is a kind of rotation where it takes exactly as long for the moon to rotate on its axis as it takes for it to make one orbit around the Earth:

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Question 26 26. ______ are lowlands on the Moon filled by dark lava, and ______ are the brighter, more heavily cratered, lunar highlands.

Question 27 27. The full moon is likely going to set at:

Question 28 28. This is the phase of the moon we normally don't see:

Question 29 29. The Giant Impact theory states that _____.

Question 30 30. The synodic month is:

The Moon: Formation & Phases Chapter Exam Instructions

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