STAAR Science - Grade 8: Exploration of the Universe Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is true about electromagnetic waves?

Question 2 2. Which of the following technologies is used to take images of the atom?

Question 3 3. Which telescope collects long wavelengths of light?

Question 4 4. Which of these is not true regarding the speed of light?

Question 5 5. The distance light (any form of electromagnetic radiation) travels through a vacuum in one year is known as (a):

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Question 6 6. The time that has passed between when light was originally emitted by a source and when we detect it on Earth is known as the:

Question 7 7. How many miles does one light year represent (round to the nearest whole number)? Hint: 1 mile = 1.61 km.

Question 8 8. Which telescope(s) collect(s) short wavelengths of light?

Question 9 9. An AU is an:

Question 10 10. The band of the electromagnetic spectrum that helps humans produce vitamin D:

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Question 11 11. What's the difference between a regular microscope and an electron microscope?

Question 12 12. Which type of telescope is no longer used much by astronomers?

Question 13 13. Which types of telescopes collect light in the visible range?

Question 14 14. Which of the following technologies is used to make distant objects appear closer?

Question 15 15. What benefit do we derive from firing subatomic particles at each other using our modern technology?

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Question 16 16. The shortest electromagnetic waves with the lowest frequency are

Question 17 17. Microwaves are used for

Question 18 18. Which type of telescope is used by the Hubble Space Telescope?

Question 19 19. We measure wave frequency in

Question 20 20. Which of the following technologies is used to cause subatomic particles to collide with one another?

STAAR Science - Grade 8: Exploration of the Universe 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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