TExMat Master Science Teacher 8-12: The Solar System & Universe Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the inner planets rotates backwards?

Question 2 2. What are the main pieces of supporting evidence for the Big Bang theory?

Question 3 3. Which theory states that the Earth and the Moon formed at the same time from the nebula?

Question 4 4. Which planet is known for its rings?

Question 5 5. Why was Pluto ultimately reclassified as a dwarf planet?

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Question 6 6. Which one of the following theories proposes that the Moon was formed from part of the Earth?

Question 7 7. What is a black hole made of?

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

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

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. How do astronomers find black holes?

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

Question 13 13. What is the IAU's definition of a dwarf planet?

Question 14 14. What is thought to be the one main thing necessary for extraterrestrial life?

Question 15 15. How do black holes grow?

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Question 16 16. A meteorite is a(n)

Question 17 17. Which planets' moons are believed to have liquid water?

Question 18 18. In which type of galaxy are the stars in random orbit instead of rotating?

Question 19 19. Which dwarf planet does not reside in the Kuiper belt?

Question 20 20. What type of galaxy is shown in this picture?

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Question 21 21. What do astronomers believe about all the structures of the cosmos we see today?

Question 22 22. How are the biggest black holes formed?

Question 23 23. When did the Big Bang theory first originate and with whom?

Question 24 24. The Giant Impact theory states that _____.

Question 25 25. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

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Question 26 26. How do black holes form initially?

Question 27 27. Which telescope collects long wavelengths of light?

Question 28 28. Which of the inner planets is the hottest?

Question 29 29. What 'kind' of life is thought to possibly exist in our solar system in places other than Earth?

Question 30 30. An asteroid is a(n)

TExMat Master Science Teacher 8-12: The Solar System & Universe Chapter Exam Instructions

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