Astronomy: Lesson 1 Test

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Astronomy:  Lesson 1 Test

The Scale of the Cosmos discusses why man studies the stars, planets, and how important Astronomy is to very existence of the human race on Earth. This is a fun astronomy test! Enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An area of our galaxy where stars are born in great clouds of dust and gas?
    • A. 

      Galaxy Center

    • B. 

      Local Galaxy Group

    • C. 

      Spiral Arms

  • 2. 
    The unit of distance in which light travels in one year is called a light-year?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the distance from Earth to the sun called?
    • A. 

      Astronomical Unit

    • B. 

      Solar System Unit

    • C. 

      Solar Unit

  • 4. 
    Which of the following objects is the most distance from Earth?
    • A. 

      Andromeda Galaxy

    • B. 

      Milky Way Galaxy

    • C. 

      Pluto

    • D. 

      Sun

  • 5. 
    The distance between the sun and the nearest star is about______? (A.U. - Astronomical Units)
    • A. 

      260 A.U.

    • B. 

      260 000 A.U.

    • C. 

      2.6 million A.U.

    • D. 

      2.6 billion A.U.

  • 6. 
    Light take approximately 8 minutes to travel from the sun to Earth. How long would it take light to reach the planet, Jupiter?
    • A. 

      Half as long

    • B. 

      100 times longer

    • C. 

      1,000,000 times longer

    • D. 

      5 times longer

  • 7. 
    What is the estimated age of the universe?
    • A. 

      460,000

    • B. 

      4,600,000

    • C. 

      4,600,000,000

    • D. 

      13,750,000,000

    • E. 

      35,000,000,000

  • 8. 
    The most convenient method by which to write extremely large or small number is called the numerical analysis
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is the first step in applying the scientific method to be understanding of an event or phenomenon is to ______?
    • A. 

      Develop a Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Make Observations

    • C. 

      Conduct Experiments

    • D. 

      Develop a Theory

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the 3rd planet from the sun in the picture?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Earth

  • 11. 
    What is the system of recording very large or very small numbers by using powers of 10?
    • A. 

      Metric System

    • B. 

      Scientific Notation

    • C. 

      Astronomical Notation

    • D. 

      Geophysical Notation

  • 12. 
    The sun and its asteroids, comets, minor objects and planets is the called the solar system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
     What is the name of the  small cluster of galaxies to which our sun belongs?
    • A. 

      Bubble Group

    • B. 

      Local Group

    • C. 

      Multiple Bubble Group

    • D. 

      Big Ban Group

  • 14. 
    What is the name of the large system of billions of stars in which our sun and solar system are located?
    • A. 

      Andromeda Galaxy

    • B. 

      Extragalactic Region

    • C. 

      Milky Way Galaxy

    • D. 

      Pinwheel Galaxy

    • E. 

      Cigar Galaxy

  • 15. 
    Of the following objects, the smallest one is:
    • A. 

      A star

    • B. 

      A Galaxy

    • C. 

      A Planet

    • D. 

      The Universe

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