Sunday, February 11, 2018

Science: Practice Test - Myths and Scientific Explanations

Choose the letter of the correct answer.

1. It is ideal to plant on a full moon because______.
A. the good spirits are out in the field to help the farmers
B. the moon’s gravity helps the plants absorb water better
C. the farmers can see better because of the light coming from the moon
D. the god of agriculture is watching the farmers

2. An eclipse happens when____________.
A. an angry demon tries to eat piece of sun or moon
B. the people do not make an offering
C. the moon lines up exactly with the sun and the earth
D. the sun is revolving around the earth

3. Rain is _____________.
A. precipitation in liquid form
B. the tears of a sad god
C. the result when a person with bad voice sings

4. The moon is the earth’s one and only ______.
A. planet
B. satellite
C. friend
D. meteor

5. A solar eclipse happens when the moon is between the __________.
A. earth and sun
B. earth and Jupiter
C. sun and Mercury
D. sun and Venus

6. During a lunar eclipse, the moon’s usual color is ____________.
A. light blue
B. dark brown
C. deep-coppery orange
D. bluish white

7. Some water from the rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and oceans evaporate because of ___________.
A. the air around us
B. the sun’s heat
C. the moon’s light
D. gravity

8. Water vapor in the air condenses into clouds. When it can no longer hold the moisture, it falls to the ground as ____________.
A. rain
B. snow
C. air
D. fog

9. Observable events or occurrences in nature are called ________.
A. scientific observations
B. natural phenomena
C. superstitious beliefs
D. folklores

10. The following are examples of natural phenomena except ______.
A. volcanic formation
B. tornado
C. earthquake
D. pregnancy

11. A method of planting wherein the farmers choose the correct phase of the moon in which to plant, weed, cultivate, and harvest their crops is called ________.
A. hydroponics
B. lunar agriculture
C. contour farming
D. green revolution

12. A ___________ occurs when moon blocks the sun’s light from a small portion of the earth.
A. full moon
B. solar eclipse
C. lunar eclipse
D. blue moon

13. Our ancestors believed that the rain was caused by the tears of a sad god named _____.
A. Amihan
B. Tungkung Langit
C. Alunsina

14. It is best to plant when there is a ________.
A. solar eclipse
B. lunar eclipse
C. typhoon
D. full moon

15. The moon passes through four major phases or shapes as it completes its revolution around the earth for ______days.
A. 31
B. 27.3
C. 365
D. 31

16. During ________, the bright side of the moon faces away from the earth. At this time, the moon looks very dark.
A. first quarter moon
B. full moon
C. new moon
D. last quarter moon

17. The right side of the moon appears bright and its left side appears dark. The bright side of the moon gets larger every day until it becomes a full moon.
A. first quarter moon
B. last quarter moon
C. blue moon
D. new moon

18. The force that pulls everything toward the ground is called ______.
A. inertia
B. velocity
C. gravity
D. magnetism

19. The process in which moisture from bodies of water evaporates, condenses into clouds, and precipitates back into the earth is called the _____.
A. water cycle
B. rain
C. typhoon
D. condensation

20. The different shapes of the moon are called its ______.
A. faces
B. side views
C. phases

D. brightness

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