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Question 1: The age and apparent size of the full moon vary in a cycle of just under 14 synodic months, which has been referred to as a ________.
Eclipse cycleFull moon cycleLunar phaseEphemeris

Question 2: [9] Note that purnima or pornima is ________ for full moon, which has also become the Malay word for full moon purnama.

Question 3: Typical monthly ________ that include phases of the moon may be off by one day if intended for use in a different time zone.
Gregorian calendarIslamic calendarJulian calendarCalendar

Question 4: Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, ________ (hence the terms lunacy and lunatic) and various "magical phenomena" such as lycanthropy.
Bipolar disorderMental disorderInsanityInsanity defense

Question 5: The Hindu, Thai, Hebrew, Islamic, Tibetan, Mayan, Neo-pagan, Germanic, Celtic, and the traditional ________ are all based on the phases of the Moon.
Thai solar calendarChinese calendarFrench Republican CalendarGregorian calendar

Question 6: Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the ________ from the Sun.

Question 7: In the Chinese, Jewish, Thai and some ________, the full moon always occurs in the middle of a month.
Tamil calendarHindu calendarThai solar calendarBengali calendar

Question 8: The following table gives the traditional English names for each month's full moon, the names given by ________ in the northern and eastern United States, other common names, and Hindu and Sinhala names.
MaineAlgonquian peoplesOjibweWisconsin

Question 9: The time interval between similar lunar phases—the ________—is on average about 29.53 days.
Julian calendarIslamic calendarGregorian calendarMonth

Question 10: More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent (________) longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun.


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