Team Z Science: Astronomy Quiz: Reach For The Stars

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Team Z Science: Astronomy Quiz: Reach For The Stars

Hello my little starlets, Today is your day to SHINE! But will you be a BROWN DWARF? Or perhaps a GIGANTIC NUCLEAR FURNACE? Try not to be NEBULOUS!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ms. Lindgren will show you a picture of the life cycle of stars. Use the word bank on the board to match the word to the picture. 1. Picture A represents a  _____________________.
  • 2. 
    2. Picture E represents a  _____________________.
  • 3. 
    3. Picture H represents a _____________________.
  • 4. 
    4. Picture J represents a _____________________.
  • 5. 
    5. Picture I represents a _____________________.
  • 6. 
    6. Picture D represents a _____________________.
  • 7. 
    Astronomers measure the diameter of stars using what unit?
    • A. 

      Light-years

    • B. 

      S.r. solar radius

    • C. 

      Kilometers

    • D. 

      Parsecs

  • 8. 
    One characteristic of stars that scientists look is LUMINOSITY. What do you think the latin root LUMEN means?
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      White

    • C. 

      Energy

    • D. 

      Color

  • 9. 
    Stars are composed mainly of:
    • A. 

      Oxygen and Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen and Helium

    • C. 

      Oxygen and Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Hydrogen and Helium

  • 10. 
    Three or more stars that are bound by gravity are called
    • A. 

      Multiple systems

    • B. 

      Nebulae

    • C. 

      Stellar nurseries

    • D. 

      Constellations

  • 11. 
    What makes something a star, and not a brown dwarf?
    • A. 

      The temperatures reaches 6000 C

    • B. 

      The electrons in the core elements are lost

    • C. 

      Nuclear fusion begins

    • D. 

      Stars have planets orbiting it

  • 12. 
    An astronomer uses a telescope to look at a star. She observes that the color of the star is similar to the color of the sun. Using this information, what can she infer about the star?
    • A. 

      The star is hotter than most stars in our galaxy

    • B. 

      The star and the sun have similar surface temperatures and sizes

    • C. 

      The star will end its life as a neutron star

    • D. 

      The star is a white dwarf

  • 13. 
    Dillon examined several photos of stars. Looking at the color of the stars, he organized them from coolest to hottest. Which of these answers shows the correct order?
    • A. 

      Red, yellow, white, blue

    • B. 

      White, blue, yellow, red

    • C. 

      Blue, white, yellow, red

    • D. 

      Yellow, red, blue, white

  • 14. 
    At the end of its life-cycle, a high mass star sometimes leaves behind an invisible object in which gravity is so strong that light cannot escape. What do we call this object?
    • A. 

      A supergiant

    • B. 

      A neutron star

    • C. 

      A black hole

    • D. 

      A black dwarf

  • 15. 
    What type of star is the sun?
    • A. 

      A supergiant

    • B. 

      A neutron star

    • C. 

      A low-mass star

    • D. 

      A high-mass star

  • 16. 
    Which of the following occurs throughout most of a star's lifetime?
    • A. 

      Matter ejection

    • B. 

      Gas concentration

    • C. 

      Heavy core formation

    • D. 

      Nuclear fusion

  • 17. 
    Check ALL the boxes that apply! What subatomic particles are found in the nuclei of atoms?
    • A. 

      Electrons

    • B. 

      Protons

    • C. 

      Neutrons

    • D. 

      Negitrons

  • 18. 
    Check ALL the boxes that apply! Which of the following are a part of the life cycle of LOW MASS stars?
    • A. 

      Novae

    • B. 

      Pulsars

    • C. 

      Protostars

    • D. 

      Red giants

  • 19. 
    For a standard H-R diagram, what are the stars in the lower left region of the diagram?
    • A. 

      Main sequence stars

    • B. 

      Supergiants

    • C. 

      Giants

    • D. 

      White dwarfs

  • 20. 
    Stars on the upper left end of the main sequence differ from those on the lower right end in what way?
    • A. 

      Stars on the upper left end are less massive.

    • B. 

      Stars on the upper left end are more massive.

    • C. 

      Stars on the upper left end tend to be red in color.

    • D. 

      Stars on the upper left end are near the end of their life cycle.

  • 21. 
    In general, as a stars mass increases, so does it's luminosity
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, Polaris is visible all year round.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    If you wanted to see the constellation rising, you would look to the west.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The zodiac constellations Leo and Gemini are found on the ecliptic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    A low mass star will never become a neutron star.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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