The Origin of the Universe and Life on Earth Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The theory about the formation of the Moon that most scientists currently believe is _____ theory.

Question 2 2. The idea that the earth is constantly changing and, therefore, life on earth is continually evolving is:

Question 3 3. What happens in the core of the sun?

Question 4 4. What are the stages the sun goes through in its lifetime, in order?

Question 5 5. What is the purpose of the device shown?

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Question 6 6. What are the main pieces of supporting evidence for the Big Bang theory?

Question 7 7. How did the Earth most likely form?

Question 8 8. Mina is on Earth and is looking at the sun. Which layer of the sun is she able to see?

Question 9 9. The time period in Earth's history that saw the greatest increase in both the number and diversity of species is the:

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT evidence for the endosymbiosis theory?

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Question 11 11. What organelles in eukaryotic cells are thought to have originated from prokaryotic cells?

Question 12 12. The Giant Impact theory states that _____.

Question 13 13. What is cosmic background radiation?

Question 14 14. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

Question 15 15. The Archean and Proterozoic eons are grouped together as the:

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Question 16 16. Small, non-living droplets that can regulate their internal environments are best known as _____

Question 17 17. Miller and Urey used all of the following substances to simulate Earth's early atmosphere EXCEPT _____.

Question 18 18. Which term best describes change over time?

Question 19 19. Which theory states that the Earth and the Moon formed at the same time from the nebula?

Question 20 20. What scientist is credited with the idea that early life on Earth formed through a series of reactions that made simple compounds gradually more complex?

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Question 21 21. Which answer choice accurately describes the capture and condensation theories about the origin of the Moon?

Question 22 22. Identify the statement that is TRUE for the corona layer of the sun.

Question 23 23. What is a singularity?

Question 24 24. Which of the following theories best explains the mass extinction of the dinosaurs?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. Into which of the following life cycles will our sun enter next?

Question 27 27. Which type of galaxy do astronomers believe is very evolved?

Question 28 28. What do astronomers believe about all the structures of the cosmos we see today?

Question 29 29. 100 billion years from now, what will have happened to current galaxies?

Question 30 30. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

The Origin of the Universe and Life on Earth Chapter Exam Instructions

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