Introduction To Space Quiz

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  • 1. 
    An explosive release of energy that comes from the sun and that is associated with magnetic disturbances on the sun's surface.
  • 2. 
    A relatively small, rocky body that travels through space.
  • 3. 
    Reflecting telescopes use mirrors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The motion of a body that travels around another body in space; one complete trip along an orbit.
  • 5. 
    A small, rocky object that orbits the sun; most __________________ are located in a band between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
  • 6. 
    Refracting telescopes use mirrors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The spin of a body on its axis.
  • 8. 
    A collection of stars, dust, and gas bound together by gravity.
  • 9. 
    The brightest star in the night sky is 
    • A. 

      Polaris

    • B. 

      Mars

    • C. 

      Arcturus

    • D. 

      Siris

  • 10. 
    The distance that light travels in one year; about 9.46 trillion kilometers.
  • 11. 
    Northern lights and southern lights are other names for 
    • A. 

      Prominences

    • B. 

      Auroras

    • C. 

      Granulations

    • D. 

      Total solar irradiance

  • 12. 
    The most common element in most stars is 
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Hydrogen

    • C. 

      Helium

    • D. 

      Sodium

  • 13. 
    Stars appear to move in circular paths through the sky because
    • A. 

      Earth rotates on its axis

    • B. 

      Earth orbits the sun

    • C. 

      The starts orbit Polaris

    • D. 

      The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy

  • 14. 
    Sunspots are regions of 
    • A. 

      Intense magnetism

    • B. 

      The core

    • C. 

      High temperature

    • D. 

      Lighter color

  • 15. 
    According to Einstein's theory of relativity, in the formula E=mc2, the c stands for 
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      The speed of light

    • D. 

      The length of time

  • 16. 
    A nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei combine is called 
    • A. 

      Fission

    • B. 

      Fusion

    • C. 

      Magnetism

    • D. 

      Granulation

  • 17. 
    Artificial satellites are man made objects sent into space to orbit the Earth. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Total eclipses of the sun occur only at full moons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In a lunar eclipse, the moon
    • A. 

      Casts a shadow on Earth

    • B. 

      Is in Earth's shadow

    • C. 

      Is between Earth and the sun

    • D. 

      Blocks part of the sun from view

  • 20. 
    The main asteroid belt exists in a region between the orbits of 
    • A. 

      Mercury and Venus

    • B. 

      Earth and Mars

    • C. 

      Venus and Earth

    • D. 

      Mars and Jupiter

  • 21. 
    The International Dateline marks, on the Earth, where the date changes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Dark areas on the moon that are smooth and that reflect little light are called 
    • A. 

      Rilles

    • B. 

      Rays

    • C. 

      Maria

    • D. 

      Breccia

  • 23. 
    Orbiting telescopes are free from atmospheric interference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is evidence of Earth's rotation?
    • A. 

      The Foucault pendulum

    • B. 

      Day and night

    • C. 

      The Coriolis effect

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Which of the following forms of electromagnetic radiation is the longest?
    • A. 

      Visible light

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet

    • C. 

      Radio waves

    • D. 

      Gamma ray

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