Quiz: Earth Science Multiple Choice Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    32,000 is written in scientific notation as:
    • A. 

      A. 3.2x10^4

    • B. 

      B. 32x10^4

    • C. 

      C. 32x10^3

    • D. 

      D. 3.2x10^3

  • 2. 
    What type of star system has no defined shape?
    • A. 

      A. Irregular Galaxy

    • B. 

      B. Milky Way

    • C. 

      C. Spiral Galaxy

    • D. 

      D. Binary Star System

  • 3. 
    A binary star system has more than three stars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is an eclipsing binary?
    • A. 

      A. Another name for a binary star system

    • B. 

      B. A binary star system in which one star periodically blocks the other's light

    • C. 

      C. When the moon eclipses the sun

    • D. 

      D. When the sun eclipses the moon

  • 5. 
    What is inertia?
    • A. 

      A. The tendency of an object to resist change in motion

    • B. 

      B. How fast an object is going divided by the distance

    • C. 

      C. Mass of an object divided by its volume

    • D. 

      D. A type of gas for which the inert gases were named

  • 6. 
    What is a neap tide?
    • A. 

      A. A tide that occurs when the difference between highest and lowest tides is least

    • B. 

      B. A tide that occurs when the difference between highest and lowest tides is the most

    • C. 

      C. A tide that occurs every 100 years

    • D. 

      D. A tide that occurs whenever there is a full moon two months in a row.

  • 7. 
    What is a spring tide?
    • A. 

      A. A tide that occurs when the difference between highest and lowest tides is the least

    • B. 

      B. A tide that occurs when the difference between highest and lowest tides is the most

    • C. 

      C. A tide that occurs every 100 years

    • D. 

      D. A tide that occurs whenever there is a full moon three months in a row

  • 8. 
    How are tides created?
    • A. 

      A. Based on the moon's position

    • B. 

      B. Based on the Earth's axis

    • C. 

      C. Based on the Earth's tilt

    • D. 

      D. Based on the height of the usn in the sky

  • 9. 
    What does AU stand for in Spacial Sciences?
    • A. 

      A. Gold

    • B. 

      B. Astronomical Unit

    • C. 

      C. Auhsfart

    • D. 

      D. Atoms United

  • 10. 
    What is a light year?
    • A. 

      A. How many earth years it takes light to reach the sun.

    • B. 

      B. The distance that light travels in one year

    • C. 

      C. A small part of a year

    • D. 

      D. The distance that light travels while on its journey to reach the moon

  • 11. 
    The four gas giants are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The four terrestrial planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    There are 9 planets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A space spinoff is
    • A. 

      A. When 2 spaceships spin in space

    • B. 

      B. Something developed for use in space that has uses on Earth

    • C. 

      C. Something developed for use on Earth that has uses in space

    • D. 

      D. When a spacecraft crashes before entering orbit

  • 15. 
    A space probe can hold a manned space crew.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A space ship can hold a manned crew.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What is a rocket?
    • A. 

      A. A missile

    • B. 

      B. A toy

    • C. 

      C. Something that exerts gas in one direction to move the other direction

    • D. 

      D. Something that exerts gas in the direction that it is trying to move in

  • 18. 
    The moon is Earth's natural satellite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A planet can have more than one moon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What is a satellite?
    • A. 

      A. Something that brings us cable

    • B. 

      B. A device put in space to orbit another object

    • C. 

      C. Something that can only be controlled by someone in space

    • D. 

      D. A device that only works on Saturdays

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