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ScienceFusion Space Science Unit 2.1: Historical Models of the Solar System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. This is a minor planet that's made up of metal and/or rock:

Question 2 2. Identify the part which was NOT involved in Galileo's legendary experiment at the tower of Pisa.

Question 3 3. Copernicus

Question 4 4. The order of the planets, starting with the nearest ones to the sun are:

Question 5 5. Galileo's character of Simplicio was meant to resemble _____.

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Question 6 6. Why was Galileo persecuted by the Church for his ideas while his contemporary Johannes Kepler was not?

Question 7 7. One reason the ancient philosophers and astronomers thought the Earth was at the center of the known universe was due to:

Question 8 8. The Copernican model was:

Question 9 9. Heliocentrism states that:

Question 10 10. Ptolemy's model of the universe:

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Question 11 11. Geocentrism states that:

Question 12 12. This is a small icy body that orbits in the solar system and develops a tail of gas as it approaches the sun:

Question 13 13. Nicolaus Copernicus was:

Question 14 14. Which of the following things did Galileo NOT discover with his telescope?

Question 15 15. How is the heliocentric model different from the geocentric model of the universe?

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Question 16 16. The terrestrial planets do not include:

Question 17 17. Copernicus's revolutionary idea was a mathematical explanation of:

Question 18 18. The Copernican hypothesis correctly showed that:

Question 19 19. A _____ is an object that may one day become a _____ if it survives its journey through Earth's atmosphere:

Question 20 20. Classical astronomy, as per Plato and Aristotle:

ScienceFusion Space Science Unit 2.1: Historical Models of the Solar System Chapter Exam Instructions

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