The History of Astronomy Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A Geocentric universe has:

Question 2 2. Hipparchus:

Question 3 3. Galileo's character of Simplicio was meant to resemble _____.

Question 4 4. Astrology is:

Question 5 5. This ancient civilization developed a long count calendar with base 20:

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Question 6 6. The day of the week that kept its Latin and Roman origin is:

Question 7 7. A band around the sky that is 9 degrees above and below the ecliptic is known as the:

Question 8 8. Which of the following things did Galileo NOT discover with his telescope?

Question 9 9. An ancient constellation is:

Question 10 10. A circumpolar constellation is:

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Question 11 11. This type of calendar took the lunar calendar and seasonal year into account.

Question 12 12. A pseudoscience is:

Question 13 13. Tycho Brahe was:

Question 14 14. If a planet's orbital period is 10 years, what is its average distance from the sun?

Question 15 15. Calendars differed based on:

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Question 16 16. The mass of an object on Earth is:

Question 17 17. Why was it important for ancient people to keep track of time or timing events?

Question 18 18. The time it takes a planet to travel around the sun one time is known as the:

Question 19 19. Tycho Brahe believed that:

Question 20 20. Meton was _____ that propagated the _____

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Question 21 21. An asterism is:

Question 22 22. One reason the ancient philosophers and astronomers thought the Earth was at the center of the known universe was due to:

Question 23 23. Kepler's Second Law states:

Question 24 24. Ptolemy developed:

Question 25 25. Sunnandaeg refers to:

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Question 26 26. Classical astronomy, as per Plato and Aristotle:

Question 27 27. Copernicus

Question 28 28. The apparent shift in position of an object as a result of a change in the location of the observer is known as:

Question 29 29. If a planet's average distance from the sun is 10 AU, what is its orbital period?

Question 30 30. How is astronomy different from astrology?

The History of Astronomy Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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