The History of Astronomy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Astrology:

Question 2 2. Astrology is:

Question 3 3. A lunar phase cycle:

Question 4 4. Galileo's character of Simplicio was meant to resemble _____.

Question 5 5. This is a term for the wobbling of the Earth around its axis:

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Question 6 6. A modern constellation is:

Question 7 7. Newton's Third Law of Motion states:

Question 8 8. The Gregorian calendar was initially adopted around:

Question 9 9. Copernicus's revolutionary idea was a mathematical explanation of:

Question 10 10. The Julian calendar:

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Question 11 11. A circumpolar constellation is:

Question 12 12. The Copernican hypothesis correctly showed that:

Question 13 13. Identify the part which was NOT involved in Galileo's legendary experiment at the tower of Pisa.

Question 14 14. Copernicus

Question 15 15. Cosmology is the study of

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Question 16 16. Tiwesdæg refers to:

Question 17 17. The Babylonians and Mayans:

Question 18 18. Mars, the Roman god of _____, was the god of __________.

Question 19 19. How did the 16th and 17th centuries contribute to modern astronomy?

Question 20 20. Kepler's Second Law states:

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Question 21 21. All else equal, if I were to double the distance between two objects in space, the force of gravity between the two objects will:

Question 22 22. A curve surrounding two points, called foci, such that the total distance from one focus to a point on the ellipse and back to the other focus is constant for every point on the curve is called:

Question 23 23. How is astronomy different from astrology?

Question 24 24. One reason the ancient philosophers and astronomers thought the Earth was at the center of the known universe was due to:

Question 25 25. Sunnandaeg refers to:

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Question 26 26. The periodic subtraction or addition of a month to rectify the lunar calendar with the seasonal year is known as:

Question 27 27. If a planet's average distance from the sun is 10 AU, what is its orbital period?

Question 28 28. Classical astronomy, as per Plato and Aristotle:

Question 29 29. Time has been measured in one way or another since:

Question 30 30. Newton's Second Law of Motion states:

The History of Astronomy Chapter Exam Instructions

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