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  • 1. 
    How are wavelength, frequency, and energy related for photons of light?
    • A. 

      Longer wavelength means higher frequency and higher energy

    • B. 

      Longer wavelength means lower frequency and higher energy

    • C. 

      Longer wavelenght means lower frequency and lower energy

    • D. 

      Longer wavelength means higher frequency and lower energy


  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about thermal radiation is always true?
    • A. 

      A hot object emits more radio waves than a cool object

    • B. 

      A hot object emits photons with a higher average energy than a cool object

    • C. 

      A hot object emits photons with a longer wavelength than a cool object

    • D. 

      A hot object emits more x rays than a cool object


  • 3. 
    From shortest to longest wavelength, which of the following correctly orders the different categories of electromagnetic radiation?
    • A. 

      Radio, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x rays, gamma

    • B. 

      Gamma rays, x rays, ultraviolet, visible light, infrared, radio

    • C. 

      Infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x rays, gamma rays, radio

    • D. 

      Gamma rays, x rays, visible light, ultraviolet, infrared, radio


  • 4. 
    The spectra of most galaxies show redshifts. This means that their spectral lines _______.
    • A. 

      Have a higher intensity in the red part of the spectrum

    • B. 

      Have wavelengths that are shorter than normal

    • C. 

      Always are in the red part of the visible spectrum

    • D. 

      Have wavelengths that are longer than normal


  • 5. 
    Which is the closest to the temperature of the core of the Sun?
    • A. 

      10,000 K

    • B. 

      100,000 K

    • C. 

      10 million K

    • D. 

      100 million K


  • 6. 
    Why are neutrinos so difficult to detect?
    • A. 

      Because they have no mass

    • B. 

      Because they rarely interact with matter

    • C. 

      Because they move at nearly the speed of light

    • D. 

      Because they are so rare

    • E. 

      Because they are so small


  • 7. 
    The most distant stars we can measure stellar parallax for are approximately
    • A. 

      5 parsecs

    • B. 

      100 parsecs

    • C. 

      Halfway across the Milky Way

    • D. 

      In the Andromeda Galaxy

    • E. 

      10,000 parsecs


  • 8. 
    Which of the following is true about low-mass stars compared to high-mass stars?
    • A. 

      Low-mass stars are cooler but more luminous than high-mass stars

    • B. 

      Low-mass stars are hotter and more luminous than high-mass stars

    • C. 

      Low-mass stars are hotter but less luminous than high-mass stars

    • D. 

      Low-mass stars are cooler and less luminous than high-mass stars

    • E. 

      Low-mass stars have the same temperature and luminosity as high-mass stars


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