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TExES Science 7-12: Solar System & the Universe Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

Question 2 2. How do black holes form initially?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. Which of the following technologies is used to cause subatomic particles to collide with one another?

Question 5 5. In what decade was Pluto's designation as a planet first called into question?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following technologies is used to make distant objects appear closer?

Question 7 7. Which of the inner planets rotates backwards?

Question 8 8. Which of the inner planets is the hottest?

Question 9 9. What are the four outer planets in order from the sun?

Question 10 10. How did the Earth most likely form?

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Question 11 11. How many dwarf planets do astronomers believe they will find in the solar system in the future?

Question 12 12. What is the Big Bang?

Question 13 13. What is Hubble's Law?

Question 14 14. What is an event horizon?

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

Question 17 17. What do astronomers believe about all the structures of the cosmos we see today?

Question 18 18. What is thought to be the one main thing necessary for extraterrestrial life?

Question 19 19. What is the only planet in our solar system, other than Earth, that may have had life at some point in its history?

Question 20 20. A meteorite is a(n)

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Question 21 21. Which dwarf planet does not reside in the Kuiper belt?

Question 22 22. Comets come from

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

Question 24 24. Which types of telescopes collect light in the visible range?

Question 25 25. How do astronomers find black holes?

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Question 26 26. What are the three shapes galaxies take?

Question 27 27. Which telescope(s) collect(s) short wavelengths of light?

Question 28 28. Which planet is the smallest in the solar system?

Question 29 29. In which part of the Sun does convection occur?

Question 30 30. When did the Big Bang theory first originate and with whom?

TExES Science 7-12: Solar System & the Universe Chapter Exam Instructions

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