Holt Physical Science Chapter 19: The Solar System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these cannot be used to detect an extrasolar planet?

Question 2 2. Which of these people worked to develop more accurate astronomical instruments?

Question 3 3. Why did Ptolemy introduce the concept of epicycles?

Question 4 4. Which of the inner planets is the hottest?

Question 5 5. A __is an event where a smaller object passing in front of a larger one blocks some of the larger object's light and therefore causes a change in its observed brightness:

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Question 6 6. If experience a total solar eclipse, you can safely say that:

Question 7 7. Which of these statements about extrasolar planets is false?

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

Question 9 9. This is a minor planet that's made up of metal and/or rock:

Question 10 10. The phase right before the new moon is the:

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Question 11 11. Which planet is the smallest in the solar system?

Question 12 12. This type of moon is likely to be large and clearly visible to us:

Question 13 13. What is the IAU's definition of a dwarf planet?

Question 14 14. What type of disk is important for planet formation?

Question 15 15. Which planet is known for its rings?

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Question 16 16. Which former planet is now considered to be a dwarf planet?

Question 17 17. In what decade was Pluto's designation as a planet first called into question?

Question 18 18. This is the phase of the moon that follow the waxing crescent:

Question 19 19. What are the planets in order from the sun?

Question 20 20. A planet orbiting a faraway star is known as a(n):

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Question 21 21. Following the new moon, the moon enters the:

Question 22 22. Why was Pluto ultimately reclassified as a dwarf planet?

Question 23 23. A meteorite is a(n)

Question 24 24. How many dwarf planets do astronomers believe they will find in the solar system in the future?

Question 25 25. This is an event that occurs when the sun's light is obscured as the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun:

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Question 26 26. Comets come from

Question 27 27. A _____ is an object that may one day become a _____ if it survives its journey through Earth's atmosphere:

Question 28 28. According to Brahe, which body did the planets, aside from Earth, orbit?

Question 29 29. A comet is a(n)

Question 30 30. Which word is used to describe Copernicus's theory?

Holt Physical Science Chapter 19: The Solar System Chapter Exam Instructions

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