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Michigan Merit Exam: Formation of the Universe Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When did the Big Bang theory first originate and with whom?

Question 2 2. The universe is:

Question 3 3. How old do we believe our galaxy to be?

Question 4 4. 100 billion years from now, what will have happened to current galaxies?

Question 5 5. What are the main pieces of supporting evidence for the Big Bang theory?

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Question 6 6. Six billion years after the Big Bang, within galaxies, stars are born and die, often in enormous explosions called _____. The explosions of these stars distribute common elements, such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, calcium, and iron into space.

Question 7 7. Our solar system is:

Question 8 8. A direct (linear) relationship between a galaxy's velocity of recession and its distance is:

Question 9 9. The hypothesis that states large galaxies like the Milky Way Galaxy formed from the combinations of small galaxies and star clusters, is called the:

Question 10 10. At what time point in the Universe's history is it theorized that all the forces in nature appear along with particles, neutrons, protons, and electrons?

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Question 11 11. The Hubble Constant:

Question 12 12. What is cosmic background radiation?

Question 13 13. Which of these statements is considered to be true?

Question 14 14. The theory that posits that the planets and sun in the solar system formed from the solar nebula is called the:

Question 15 15. Our solar system's biggest planet is:

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Question 16 16. A galaxy is:

Question 17 17. The universe is mainly made of:

Question 18 18. What is the name for the cloud of interstellar gas and dust that condensed to form the entire solar system, including the sun and planets?

Question 19 19. Based on what you learned in this lesson, newer stars would be expected to have:

Question 20 20. What does a red-shift prove?

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Question 21 21. The hypothesis that states that large galaxies like the Milky Way Galaxy formed by way of gravitational collapse from a single, turbulent, large gas cloud, is called:

Question 22 22. The orbits of the planets are in the same plane because:

Question 23 23. One possible hypothesis for the odd rotation of Venus is:

Question 24 24. To calculate the age of the universe you need to know the average value of the velocity of recession divided by distance, which is known as the:

Question 25 25. Venus rotates:

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Question 26 26. When was our sun and Milky Way Galaxy formed?

Question 27 27. This is the hypothesis that states that our solar system formed thanks to a sudden and improbable event such as the collision of two stars:

Question 28 28. How long ago did the Big Bang occur?

Question 29 29. Hubble time is:

Question 30 30. The iron in your blood and the calcium in your bones all originally came from:

Michigan Merit Exam: Formation of the Universe Chapter Exam Instructions

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