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Astronomy Quiz 10

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Astronomy Quiz 10
This quiz is designed to test basic knowledge about the planet Jupiter.

  
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1.  Evidence for the interaction between the "Great Red Spot" and the adjacent "zonal flow" is seen in:
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2.  Although Jupiter's mass is greater than the combined mass of all the other planets, its average density is:
3.  THe gas giants include:
4.  On Jupiter the varitaion of rotational period with latitude means that the period is greatest (ie. the "day" is longest):
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5.  The "white ovals" seen on Jupiter are white because:
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6.  Jupiter's excess heat is thought to be the result of:
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7.  The "surace" of Jupiter is chosen as:
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8.  The "banded" structure of Jupiter's clouds:
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9.  The temperature at the "surface" of Jupiter is:
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10.  The rotation axis of Jupiter is tilted at only 3 degress from being at right angles to the plane of its orbit.  As a consequence, Jupiter's seasons:
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11.  The rotation period of the planet can also be measured from periodic radio emission (tied to the magnetic field of Jupiter).  This rotation period most closely agrees with the atmospheric rotation observed:
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12.  Jupiter's strong magnetic field is believed to be a consequence of:
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13.  The "brown ovals" seen on Jupiter are brown because:
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14.  Because Jupiter is so large, its period of rotation is:
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15.  The "Great Red Spot' on Jupiter is thought to be a long-lived hurricane about the size of:
16.  Because Jupiter has no "solid surface" to "tie down its atmosphere", the period of rotation of the atmosphere varies with latitude.  This is termed:
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17.  Jupiter's appearance shows striking:
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18.  The cloud patterns on Jupiter come from:
19.  Jupiter's "belts" and "zones" are:
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