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Cosmology for Elementary School Chapter Exam

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Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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Question 1 1. What does a light year measure?

Question 2 2. What did the scientist Olaus Roemer discover?

Question 3 3. Penzias and Wilson, who discovered the Cosmic Microwave Background, received which award for their work?

Question 4 4. What created the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB?

Question 5 5. Galaxies are put into three different groups according to their _____.

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Question 6 6. What can be found at the center of an elliptical galaxy?

Question 7 7. The Tarantula Nebula is part of the _____.

Question 8 8. Which of these might you expect to find in a galaxy?

Question 9 9. The sound of a motorcycle passing by changes in _____ because the sound waves spread away from you.

Question 10 10. Why does the term 'redshift' refer to the color red?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following never makes it to the astronomical zenith?

Question 12 12. If the sun in this picture is at its zenith, what is the angle at the '?'

Question 13 13. Which of these statements about a nova is true?

Question 14 14. Before becoming a nova, one star in a binary star system ''steals'' a gas from the other star. What kind of gas does it take?

Question 15 15. How did the Triangulum galaxy get its name?

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Question 16 16. Because the Triangulum galaxy is a spiral galaxy, it's also known as the _____.

Question 17 17. The Sombrero galaxy was received its name because it looks like a _____.

Question 18 18. About how many spiral galaxies have more than two arms?

Question 19 19. Which of these statements best explains parallax?

Question 20 20. Your two eyes can be part of an example of parallax. How does that relate to the Earth in stellar parallax?

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Question 21 21. A parsec _____

Question 22 22. Parallax is _____

Question 23 23. How long does it take the light from the sun to reach Earth?

Question 24 24. Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson accidentally discovered the CMB. What did they originally think it was?

Question 25 25. Elliptical galaxies are identified by how round they are. An elliptical galaxy that is given the number E7 would be _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of these statements about irregular galaxies is TRUE?

Question 27 27. How are light and sound alike?

Question 28 28. At which point is the sun at its zenith?

Question 29 29. What two types of stars make up a binary star system that might become a nova?

Question 30 30. Inside the Triangulum galaxy is NGC 604, which is a nebula. What does this nebula do?

Cosmology for Elementary School Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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