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The Universe, Solar System & the Earth-Sun Relationship Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What type of reactions occur in the Sun to produce light energy?

Question 2 2. During the summer many of us indulge in a hamburger on the grill. Which of the following is the ultimate source of energy for your bread, meat and cheese in your burger?

Question 3 3. Which type of energy from the Sun is the main source that reaches Earth?

Question 4 4. How does the sun power the wind?

Question 5 5. How does the sun power the water cycle?

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Question 6 6. What is the water cycle?

Question 7 7. Which origin theory speculates that the universe is eternal?

Question 8 8. Which of the following scientists initiated the formulation of the Big Bang Theory?

Question 9 9. Who was responsible for the phrase 'the Big Bang'?

Question 10 10. This is a minor planet that's made up of metal and/or rock:

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Question 11 11. The terrestrial planets do not include:

Question 12 12. A _____ is an object that may one day become a _____ if it survives its journey through Earth's atmosphere:

Question 13 13. What spectral classification of star is the most common?

Question 14 14. What spectral classification is our sun?

Question 15 15. What spectral classification is the least common?

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Question 16 16. Which type of galaxy do astronomers believe is very evolved?

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

Question 18 18. What type of galaxy is shown in this picture?

Question 19 19. Which of the following orbital descriptions is correct?

Question 20 20. How much of the moon is lit up by the sun at any given time?

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Question 21 21. What is the wobbling of the earth like a spinning top called?

Question 22 22. Which is FALSE about greenhouse gases?

Question 23 23. How is the summer solstice different from winter solstice?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is FALSE about winter in the Northern Hemisphere?

Question 25 25. What are nebulae primarily made of?

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Question 26 26. In what year is it believed that Chinese astronomers saw the supernova that created the Crab Nebula?

Question 27 27. Which type of nebula is typically detected in relation to the light of stars?

Question 28 28. Which of the following living things gets its energy directly from the Sun?

Question 29 29. In which direction do ocean currents travel?

Question 30 30. The Big Bang is argued to have occurred sometime between:

The Universe, Solar System & the Earth-Sun Relationship Chapter Exam Instructions

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