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Origins of the Universe Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which dwarf planet does not reside in the Kuiper belt?

Question 2 2. What are the main pieces of supporting evidence for the Big Bang theory?

Question 3 3. Which of these is the most massive type of star?

Question 4 4. How do astronomers find black holes?

Question 5 5. Asteroids originate mostly in the

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Question 6 6. What is the only planet in our solar system, other than Earth, that may have had life at some point in its history?

Question 7 7. In its early stages, the Earth looked much different than it does now. How would you differentiate between the two stages?

Question 8 8. What are the three shapes galaxies take?

Question 9 9. Comets come from

Question 10 10. Which type of galaxy do astronomers believe is very evolved?

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Question 11 11. What spectral classification of star is the most common?

Question 12 12. A comet is a(n)

Question 13 13. As a neutron star gets heavier, what happens to it?

Question 14 14. Which type of telescope is no longer used much by astronomers?

Question 15 15. What are the planets in order from the sun?

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Question 16 16. How are the biggest black holes formed?

Question 17 17. The Earth was under continuous bombardment by meteorites and comets as it formed and continued to take shape. What was the significance of comets hitting the Earth during that time?

Question 18 18. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

Question 19 19. What do astronomers believe about all the structures of the cosmos we see today?

Question 20 20. What spectral classification is our sun?

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Question 21 21. Which one of the following theories proposes that the Moon was formed from part of the Earth?

Question 22 22. Which planet is tipped on its side and spins nearly horizontally?

Question 23 23. The theory about the formation of the Moon that most scientists currently believe is _____ theory.

Question 24 24. In what decade was Pluto's designation as a planet first called into question?

Question 25 25. What 'kind' of life is thought to possibly exist in our solar system in places other than Earth?

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Question 26 26. What do most stars in our galaxy become at the end of their lives?

Question 27 27. How do black holes grow?

Question 28 28. What spectral classification is the least common?

Question 29 29. What are the stages the sun goes through in its lifetime, in order?

Question 30 30. A supernova is:

Origins of the Universe Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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