Mrs. Chavarria's Astronomy Quiz 03/8/11

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 59

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Mrs. Chavarria

Please use your journal to answer the following questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a star has a luminosity of greater than 1, it is said to be ______________ than our sun.
    • A. 

      Less luminous

    • B. 

      More luminous

  • 2. 
    These are celestial bodies in space that revolve or orbit around a star.
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Planets

    • C. 

      Asteroids

  • 3. 
    The picture above shows
    • A. 

      All the pretty colors of the rainbow

    • B. 

      Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

    • C. 

      The distance between stars

  • 4. 
    the above diagram shows a relationship between
    • A. 

      All the pretty colors of the rainbow

    • B. 

      Distance and time

    • C. 

      Luminosity and temperature

  • 5. 
    What type of galaxy is depicted above
    • A. 

      Irregular

    • B. 

      Elliptical

    • C. 

      Spiral

  • 6. 
    The term describes the brightness of a star compared to the birghtness of the our sun.  It is sometimes referred to as the absolute magnitute of a star.
    • A. 

      Luminosity

    • B. 

      Magnetism

    • C. 

      Reflection

  • 7. 
    In the stages of the life cycle of a star, what is the "clump" of gas and dust called
    • A. 

      Red Giant

    • B. 

      Supernova

    • C. 

      Protostar

  • 8. 
    What type of galaxy is shown above?
    • A. 

      Irregular

    • B. 

      Elliptical

    • C. 

      Spiral

  • 9. 
    A _______________ is an large glowing ball of gas made of vairous elements.
    • A. 

      Star

    • B. 

      Asteroid

    • C. 

      Space dust

  • 10. 
    What was the purpose of doing the lab on March 3rd titled, What can observing the stars tell us?
    • A. 

      To have a free day.

    • B. 

      To describe what color and brightness of a star can tell us about their properties.

    • C. 

      To describe why we have stars in space.

  • 11. 
    _______________  will become a red giant when is has used most of it's hyrdrogen.
    • A. 

      High mass star

    • B. 

      Supernova

    • C. 

      Low mass star

  • 12. 
    Which term below describes a large group of stars in space.
    • A. 

      Black matter

    • B. 

      Galaxy

    • C. 

      Main Sequence

  • 13. 
    What type of galaxy is our Milky Way Galaxy?
    • A. 

      Irregular

    • B. 

      Elliptical

    • C. 

      Spiral

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