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Earth in the Solar System Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In which type of galaxy are the stars in random orbit instead of rotating?

Question 2 2. The theory about the formation of the Moon that most scientists currently believe is _____ theory.

Question 3 3. What spectral classification is our sun?

Question 4 4. What is happening in the sun's core?

Question 5 5. How many dwarf planets do astronomers believe they will find in the solar system in the future?

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Question 6 6. What happens in the core of the sun?

Question 7 7. A comet is a(n)

Question 8 8. What are the four outer planets in order from the sun?

Question 9 9. Which type of galaxy do astronomers believe is very evolved?

Question 10 10. In what decade was Pluto's designation as a planet first called into question?

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Question 11 11. How many years ago did the sun form?

Question 12 12. Which of the inner planets is the hottest?

Question 13 13. Which planet is tipped on its side and spins nearly horizontally?

Question 14 14. Which one of the following theories proposes that the Moon was formed from part of the Earth?

Question 15 15. Which answer choice accurately describes the capture and condensation theories about the origin of the Moon?

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Question 16 16. What do most stars in our galaxy become at the end of their lives?

Question 17 17. What spectral classification is the least common?

Question 18 18. What are the stages the sun goes through in its lifetime, in order?

Question 19 19. Which planet is known as the blue planet (other than Earth, which is also sometimes called the blue planet)?

Question 20 20. Identify the layers of the sun from the outside in.

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Question 21 21. Why does a brown dwarf form?

Question 22 22. What type of galaxy is shown in this picture?

Question 23 23. Which of the inner planets rotates backwards?

Question 24 24. What spectral classification of stars is the hottest?

Question 25 25. What is the spectral order of stars from hottest to coolest?

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Question 26 26. Asteroids originate mostly in the

Question 27 27. Mina is on Earth and is looking at the sun. Which layer of the sun is she able to see?

Question 28 28. What are the three shapes galaxies take?

Question 29 29. Which former planet is now considered to be a dwarf planet?

Question 30 30. Into which of the following life cycles will our sun enter next?

Earth in the Solar System Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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