Geocentric Model Of Universe Trivia Quiz!

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Geocentric Model Of Universe Trivia Quiz!

Over the past week, we have learned about the geocentric model of the universe and this trivia is perfect for seeing just how much you got to understand about it and the other model which was put in place to oppose it. The geocentric model assumes that the earth is fixed at the center of the universe. Take the quiz and see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe some of the observations that Copernicus made with his newly improved telescope.
  • 2. 
    Objects in our sky always seem to move throughout the year because the Earth never stops __________________.
  • 3. 
    __________________ objects are objects that appear in the sky like planets, moons, stars, comets, and more.
  • 4. 
    Celestial objects move about _____ degrees per hour.
  • 5. 
    In Ptolemy's 'geocentric' view of the universe the __________________ is at the center of the universe.
  • 6. 
    Ptolemy's geocentric view of the universe said that all bodies move in elliptical orbits around the sun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    _______________________ is the scientist that came just after Ptolemy.
  • 8. 
    Copernicus came up with the geo-heliocentric theory of the universe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In Copernicus's heliocentric theory of the universe, the ___________ is at the center of the universe with all bodies revolving around it.
  • 10. 
    ___________________ is the scientist who came just after Copernicus.
  • 11. 
    Until Kepler, people thought that all orbits had a ________________ shape.
  • 12. 
    Kepler finally concluded that the shape of planetary orbits is ____________________.
  • 13. 
    In 1687, Isaac Newton published 3 laws of ___________________.
  • 14. 
    __________________ is the person who actually proved how Kepler's laws work using math and physics.
  • 15. 
    In an elliptical orbit, the point CLOSEST to the focus (the sun in our solar system's case) is called the _________________.
  • 16. 
    In an elliptical orbit, the point FARTHEST from the focus is called the _____________________.
  • 17. 
    The time it takes for a body to make 1 full orbit around the sun is called one ___________________.