Sun Vocabulary Quiz

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Sun Vocabulary Quiz

This is a quiz about the vocabulary in chapter 26 about the Sun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a glow in the night sky produced in the upper atmosphere by particles from the solar wind interacting with Earth's magnetic field called?
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Aurora

    • C. 

      Photosphere

    • D. 

      Sunspot

  • 2. 
    What is the inner layer of the Sun's atompshere, located above the photosphere and below the corona?
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Photosphere

    • C. 

      Chromosphere

    • D. 

      Blazar

  • 3. 
    What is th outermost layer of the Sun's atomsphere, located above the chromosphere?
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Photosphere

    • C. 

      Chromosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere

  • 4. 
    What is the combining of nuclei of lighter elements to form a heavier element called?
    • A. 

      Heliocentric fusion

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      Fusion

  • 5. 
    The model of the solar system that has Earth as the center is called a _________ model.
    • A. 

      Gravitation

    • B. 

      Geocentric

    • C. 

      Heliocentric

    • D. 

      Aquacentric

  • 6. 
    The force of attraction between any 2 objects with mass; the strentgh of attractionis porportional to the distance between them.
    • A. 

      Inertia

    • B. 

      Gravitation

    • C. 

      Fusion

    • D. 

      Magnetic attraction

  • 7. 
    A model of the solar system that has the sun as the center is called a _______ model.
    • A. 

      Geocentric

    • B. 

      Aquacentric

    • C. 

      Heliocentric

    • D. 

      Rockcentric

  • 8. 
    What is the visible surface of the Sun called?
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Photosphere

    • C. 

      Mesosphere

    • D. 

      Atmosphere

  • 9. 
    What is the state of matter consisting of charged particles--- postively charged ions, and negatively charged electrons?
    • A. 

      Plasma

    • B. 

      Solid

    • C. 

      Liquid

    • D. 

      Gas

  • 10. 
    A constant stream of electrically charged particles that is blown out from the sun in all directions is a _______ _______.
    • A. 

      Prominances

    • B. 

      Solar wind

    • C. 

      Sun spot

    • D. 

      Black hole

  • 11. 
    Dark areas on the Sun's photosphere that result from variations in the Sun's magnetic field are?
    • A. 

      Sunspot

    • B. 

      Black hole

    • C. 

      Solar flare

    • D. 

      Solar black spot