STAAR Science - Grade 8: Earth & Space Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. What is the temperature of the corona?

Question 2 2. This is a minor planet that's made up of metal and/or rock:

Question 3 3. You decide to visit Antarctica during the month of April. What is happening to daylight during that time, and why?

Question 4 4. Where is the Arctic Circle located?

Question 5 5. The phase of the moon directly opposite the sun is the:

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Question 6 6. A day when the earth's axis is either closest or farthest from the sun is known as a

Question 7 7. This is a small icy body that orbits in the solar system and develops a tail of gas as it approaches the sun:

Question 8 8. What is defined as an imaginary line drawn through the North and South Poles?

Question 9 9. Which of these is not true?

Question 10 10. The point in Earth's orbit where it's closest to the sun is called the:

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Question 11 11. Which layer of the sun has the coolest temperatures?

Question 12 12. Spectral class is determined by which two factors?

Question 13 13. The southern solstice is traditionally referred to as the:

Question 14 14. What are the four main types of stars shown on the HR Diagram??

Question 15 15. What protects us from the solar flares and solar winds that cause charged particles to stream by the earth?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 17 17. What is the spectral order of stars from hottest to coolest?

Question 18 18. The difference in the strength of gravity between two points on a body is a:

Question 19 19. The universe is mainly made of:

Question 20 20. This marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere:

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Question 21 21. To what spectral class does the sun belong?

Question 22 22. In which layer of the sun is energy created by a fusion reaction?

Question 23 23. A _____ is an object that may one day become a _____ if it survives its journey through Earth's atmosphere:

Question 24 24. The new moon would be expected to rise at:

Question 25 25. What spectral classification is the least common?

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Question 26 26. Our solar system is:

Question 27 27. The phase right before the new moon is the:

Question 28 28. This is the time when the sun is in its southernmost point:

Question 29 29. The third quarter moon is probably going to rise at:

Question 30 30. Which of these is true of areas located near the equator?

STAAR Science - Grade 8: Earth & Space 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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