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Overview of Astronomy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What spectral classification of star is the most common?

Question 2 2. What spectral classification is the least common?

Question 3 3. The time it takes a planet to travel around the sun one time is known as the:

Question 4 4. If a planet's orbital period is 10 years, what is its average distance from the sun?

Question 5 5. What kind of star will our Sun be at the end of its life?

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Question 6 6. In what environment do new stars form?

Question 7 7. A watt is equal to:

Question 8 8. Using your knowledge of how distance, apparent brightness, and luminosity relate to one another, then if an imaginary star were to move farther away from us, yet maintain its apparent brightness at the same time, then:

Question 9 9. Which of the following orbital descriptions is correct?

Question 10 10. How much of the moon is lit up by the sun at any given time?

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Question 11 11. What is an astronomical unit?

Question 12 12. How can we figure out distances to far-away objects like stars and galaxies?

Question 13 13. How many planets have moons?

Question 14 14. The Solar Nebula Hypothesis states the solar system formed how long ago?

Question 15 15. The universe is mainly made of:

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Question 16 16. Our solar system's biggest planet is:

Question 17 17. An arrangement of electromagnetic radiation (which includes visible light) placed in order of wavelength is also known as a:

Question 18 18. The study of patterns of spectral lines emitted by chemical substances is called:

Question 19 19. The largest planet by mass in our solar system is?

Question 20 20. The hottest planet in our solar system is:

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Question 21 21. What forces the hydrogen protons to collide to begin nuclear fusion?

Question 22 22. Why must the temperature be so high for nuclear fusion to begin?

Question 23 23. Which type of telescope is no longer used much by astronomers?

Question 24 24. Which telescope(s) collect(s) short wavelengths of light?

Question 25 25. What spectral classification of stars is the hottest?

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Question 26 26. If a planet's average distance from the sun is 10 AU, what is its orbital period?

Question 27 27. A star that started out with a mass 14 times that of the Sun is currently a red supergiant. What is the next stage in its life cycle?

Question 28 28. If you triple the distance to a light source, then the apparent brightness will:

Question 29 29. What is the wobbling of the earth like a spinning top called?

Question 30 30. Why can't we use miles to measure distances to far-away objects like stars and galaxies?

Overview of Astronomy Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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