Milky Way Galaxy Quiz

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Milky Way Galaxy Quiz

This is a review quiz to check student understanding concerning some of the major components of the Milky Way Galaxy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the two main components of the Milky Way Galaxy from the list
    • A. 

      Halo

    • B. 

      Disk

    • C. 

      Bulge

    • D. 

      Spiral arms

    • E. 

      Spherical

    • F. 

      Cluster

  • 2. 
    The most prominent feature of the Milky Way Galaxy are these long curves of bright stars, star clusters and gas and dust.
    • A. 

      Nuclear bulge

    • B. 

      Globular cluster

    • C. 

      Spiral arms

    • D. 

      Halo

  • 3. 
    There is evidence that supports the existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Extra mass is found in the Milky Way Galaxy in an area that extends ten times farther than the edge of the visible disk. This region is sometimes called a ___________   ____________.
  • 5. 
    Watch the following video about data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Scientists have recently discovered a gigantic, mysterious structure in our Milky Way Galaxy. After viewing, write a short explanation of what the structures are and how you think they may have developed.