1. The diagrams below show the phases of the Moon as
viewed by an observer in New York State at different
times in August.
Which phase could have been observed on August 17?
1)
3)
2)
4)
2. The diagram below shows a model of the Moon’s orbit
around Earth. Letters A, B, C, and D represent four
positions in the Moon’s orbit.
What is the approximate length of time the Moon takes
to travel from position A to position C?
1) 1 day 3) 30 days
2) 15 days 4) 365 days
3. The same side of the Moon always faces Earth because
the
1) Moon’s period of rotation is longer than its period of
revolution around Earth
2) Moon’s period of rotation is shorter than its period
of revolution around Earth
3) Moon rotates once as it completes one revolution
around Earth
4) Moon does not rotate as it completes one revolution
around Earth
4. The diagram below shows Earth, the Moon, and the Sun's rays as viewed from space.
For observers on Earth, which phase of the Moon is represented by the diagram?
1)
2)
3)
4)
5. The diagram below shows the relative positions of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth when an eclipse was observed from Earth.
Positions A and B are locations on Earth’s surface.
Which statement correctly describes the type of eclipse that was occurring and the position on Earth where this eclipse was
observed?
1) A lunar eclipse was observed from position A. 3) A solar eclipse was observed from position A.
2) A lunar eclipse was observed from position B. 4) A solar eclipse was observed from position B.
6. Base your answer to the following question on the graph below. The graph shows the recorded change in water level (ocean tides) at
a coastal city in the northeastern United States during 1 day.
Which inference about tides is best made from this graph?
1) The hourly rate of tidal change is always the same. 3) The tidal change is a random event.
2) The rate of tidal change is greatest at high tide. 4) The tidal change is cyclic.
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