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Astronomy Test #2

54 Questions  I  By Smatrypants
Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia
Chapters 4-5, 13-14.

  
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1.  The entire electromagmetic spectrum can be divided into the seven bands of Radio, Microwave, Infrared, Visivle, Ultraviolet, X-ray, and Gamma-ray (from longest to shortest wavelength). To which of these two bands is Earth's atmosphere the most transparent?
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2.  By what mechanism does radiation reach the Sun's surface from its interior?
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3.  The ________________ of a telescope is a measure of its ability to show fine detail and depends on the diameter of the objective.
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4.  Star C and star D are equally luminous. Star C is twice as far away from Earth as star D. How do the brightness level of stars C and D compare?
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5.  Radio telescopes are often connected together to do interferometry. What is the primary problem overcome by radio interferometry?
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6.  Neutrinos are created in reaction in the _____________ of the sun.
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7.  What is the difference between brightness and luminosity?
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8.  The visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum can be divided into six color bands of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Violet (from long to short wavelength). A single photon of which of these colors has the greatest amount of energy?
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9.  You research the star Sirius and find that its spectral lines are blue shifted. What does this tell you about Sirius?
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10.  What is the net result of the proton-proton chain?
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11.  The Arecibo Observatory is:
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12.  Particle accelerators that smash atoms or particles together at high speeds, such as Fermilab or CERN, are important tools used for simulating conditions in
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13.  If light from a star passes from an excited low density gas seen against the dark background of space to your telescope and spectroscope, __________ spectrum results.
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14.  The lowest energy level in an atom is
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15.  Granulation is caused by
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16.  Select the order of star color in increasing temperature from cool to hot.
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17.  Of the following, which color represents the lowest surface temperature star?
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18.  The Doppler shift can be used to determine the _________ of an object.
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19.  The number of ___________ in the nucleus determines what element the nucleus is.
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20.  Binary (double) stars can be detected by
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21.  If a star's distance is 10 pc, what is its parallax?
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22.  Star E is the same temperature as star F but is four times as luminous. Which star is bigger?    
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23.  What is the wavelength of the longest wavelength light visible to the human eye?
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24.  ______________ has (have) wavelengths that are longer than visible light.
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25.  Which of the following is the most common type of star?
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26.  Which type of binaries are found via Doppler shifts?    
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27.  What are the two most important intrinsic properties used to classify stars?
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28.  A faster-moving star in a binary is the
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29.  The wavelength of maximum intensity that is emitted by a black body is
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30.  Infrared astronomy is often done from high-flying aircraft because
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31.  High temperatures are required to get H nuclei to fuse because they ________ one another because of their __________ electric charges.
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32.  Star A has the same luminosity as star B. Also, star A is 3 times as far as Star B from Earth. Then star A is ________ as bright as star B as seen from Earth. 
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33.  The reason to prefer a reflecting over a refracting telescope is its
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34.  Stars of similar temperatures but different sizes
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35.  If continuous spectrum light from a star passes through a cool low density gas on its way to your telescope and spectroscope, _____________ spectrum on the continous spectrum results.
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36.  A particular star with the same spectral type as the Sun (G2) has a luminosity of 50 solar luminosities. What does this tell you about the star? 
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37.  Ultraviolet radiation from a star
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38.  The emission and absorption lines of a given atom occur at the exact same energies.
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39.  A plot of the continuous spectra of five different stars is shown in the figure below. Based on these spectra, which of the stars is the hottest?
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40.  Star A has higher luminosity than Star B, but is farther away. Which has higher apparent brightness?
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41.  Magnetic fields inside sunspots are ______________those in surrounding regions.
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42.  What is the name of the effect when an electromagnetic wave is bent as it passes from one material into another?
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43.  Which of these are not associated with the active Sun?
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44.  Ultraviolet radiation is hard to observe primarily because
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45.  Which of the following layers of the Sun makes up the majority of its interior?    
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46.  The light we see from the Sun comes from which layer?    
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47.  The most massive part of the atom is (are) the ___________which has (have) a ___________charge
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48.  The sun's magnetic field is evident in the looped shapes of
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49.  How long does the sunspots cycle last, on average?
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50.  Which electron energy level transition corresponds to a hydrogen atom absorbing a visible-light photon that has a wavelength of 656 nanometers?
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51.  Magnetic field is continuously produced and deformed in the Sun by    
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52.  The fact that the speed of light is constant (as it travels through a vacuum) means that
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53.  Absolute zero is
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54.  Parallax would be easier to measure if    
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