Origin Of The Universe: Trivia Quiz!

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Origin Of The Universe: Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The universe is theorized to be how many billions of years old?
    • A. 

      13.8

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      10.5

    • D. 

      1.3

  • 2. 
    This scientist discovered redshift and determined that stars and galaxies were moving away from us, leading them to conclude that the universe was expanding. (hint: there is a big telescope named after them)
    • A. 

      Edwin Hubble

    • B. 

      Annie Jump Cannon

    • C. 

      Einstein

    • D. 

      Planck

  • 3. 
    When the universe first formed, it was smaller than an atom.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 4. 
    The universe started out extremely hot. So hot, in fact, that light and matter both did not exist.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 5. 
    Cosmic background radiation is...
    • A. 

      Leftover energy from the Big Bang

    • B. 

      Another name for visible light

    • C. 

      The same as the Electromagnetic Spectrum

    • D. 

      Evidence of life on other planets

  • 6. 
    Light travels as a...
    • A. 

      Wave

    • B. 

      Particle

    • C. 

      Beam

    • D. 

      Ripple

  • 7. 
    The first particles of matter did not exist until the universe started...
    • A. 

      Cooling down

    • B. 

      Heating up

    • C. 

      Condensing

    • D. 

      Expanding

  • 8. 
    When an object is moving TOWARD the observe, it is said to be in:
    • A. 

      Blueshift

    • B. 

      Redshift

  • 9. 
    A police car speeds past you and you hear the pitch of the siren get louder as the car moves toward you and then quieter right as it drives by. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      The Doppler Effect

    • B. 

      Redshift

    • C. 

      The Electromagnetic Spectrum

    • D. 

      Blueshift

  • 10. 
    The Big Bang was an explosion, not an expansion
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 11. 
    The lightest elements that were created first, right after the Big Bang, were...
    • A. 

      Hydrogen and Helium

    • B. 

      Hydrogen and Sodium

    • C. 

      Helium and Iron

    • D. 

      Hydrogen and Neon

  • 12. 
    Which galaxy is moving TOWARD "a nearby star"?
    • A. 

      Andromeda

    • B. 

      Bear

    • C. 

      Bernard

    • D. 

      None

  • 13. 
    Compared to "a nearby star," is the Bear Galaxy is REDSHIFT or BLUESHIFT?
    • A. 

      Redshift

    • B. 

      Blueshift

  • 14. 
    Based on this image of the spectra for Star #4, which elements are contributing to its composition? (hint: find the best matches for the dark lines between Star #4 and each element)
    • A. 

      Hydrogen, calcium, sodium

    • B. 

      Hydrogen and calcium

    • C. 

      Sodium

    • D. 

      Helium and magnesium

  • 15. 
    There has been a lot of evidence for the Big Bang over the years. Select ALL the pieces of evidence from the list below that have been used to support the Big Bang Theory.
    • A. 

      When the light from quasars reaches Earth, it is stretched into a long, bent stream of light

    • B. 

      The stars in the night sky are far apart with black empty space between them

    • C. 

      Hydrogen and Helium, the first elements created by the Big Bang, are the most abundant in the universe

    • D. 

      Several galaxies and stars are shown to have a redshift, meaning they are moving away from us

    • E. 

      Cosmic background radiation can be detected everywhere in the universe in the exact same amount

    • F. 

      Scientists have used telescopes and witnessed small explosions happening across the universe

    • G. 

      Meteors that come to Earth are billions of years old, meaning they must have been created by the Big Bang

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