Earth in the Solar System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A comet is a(n)

Question 2 2. Which planet is tipped on its side and spins nearly horizontally?

Question 3 3. What spectral classification is our sun?

Question 4 4. Into which of the following life cycles will our sun enter next?

Question 5 5. Why does a brown dwarf form?

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Question 6 6. What are the stages the sun goes through in its lifetime, in order?

Question 7 7. Which of the planets has a large satellite?

Question 8 8. Which one of the following theories proposes that the Moon was formed from part of the Earth?

Question 9 9. What spectral classification of star is the most common?

Question 10 10. Which answer choice accurately describes the capture and condensation theories about the origin of the Moon?

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Question 11 11. What do most stars in our galaxy become at the end of their lives?

Question 12 12. What spectral classification of stars is the hottest?

Question 13 13. The stages of most stars life in order are:

Question 14 14. In what decade was Pluto's designation as a planet first called into question?

Question 15 15. What is the IAU's definition of a dwarf planet?

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Question 16 16. Identify the statement that is TRUE for the corona layer of the sun.

Question 17 17. What is a sunspot?

Question 18 18. Why was Pluto ultimately reclassified as a dwarf planet?

Question 19 19. Asteroids originate mostly in the

Question 20 20. Which planet is the smallest in the solar system?

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Question 21 21. In which type of galaxy are the stars in random orbit instead of rotating?

Question 22 22. Which theory states that the Earth and the Moon formed at the same time from the nebula?

Question 23 23. Which type of galaxy do astronomers believe is very evolved?

Question 24 24. What is happening in the sun's core?

Question 25 25. Which planet is known for its rings?

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Question 26 26. What happens when the sun runs out of fuel?

Question 27 27. The theory about the formation of the Moon that most scientists currently believe is _____ theory.

Question 28 28. What are the planets in order from the sun?

Question 29 29. A meteorite is a(n)

Question 30 30. What are the four outer planets in order from the sun?

Earth in the Solar System Chapter Exam Instructions

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