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The Universe Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How many dwarf planets do astronomers believe they will find in the solar system in the future?

Question 2 2. A meteorite is:

Question 3 3. Red-shift is evidence that:

Question 4 4. Which type of telescope is best for detecting long wavelength light?

Question 5 5. What does a red-shift prove?

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Question 6 6. Which of the inner planets rotates backwards?

Question 7 7. What is happening in the sun's core?

Question 8 8. What stage of a star's life is a neutron star?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is the most common type of galaxy?

Question 10 10. The spectral classification of a star can tell us all of the following, except:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a stage in the life of a star?

Question 12 12. For a neutron star to form, how big must a star be?

Question 13 13. Six billion years after the Big Bang, within galaxies, stars are born and die, often in enormous explosions called _____. The explosions of these stars distribute common elements, such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, calcium, and iron into space.

Question 14 14. What happens in the core of the sun?

Question 15 15. What is cosmic background radiation?

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Question 16 16. Identify the layers of the sun from the outside in.

Question 17 17. Which type of telescope is used by the Hubble Space Telescope?

Question 18 18. The stages of most stars life in order are:

Question 19 19. What does a protostar have to do to become a star?

Question 20 20. What do most stars in our galaxy become at the end of their lives?

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Question 21 21. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

Question 22 22. In what decade was Pluto's designation as a planet first called into question?

Question 23 23. Starting closest to the sun, the order of the planets is:

Question 24 24. A pulsar is:

Question 25 25. How did the Earth most likely form?

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Question 26 26. At what time point in the Universe's history is it theorized that all the forces in nature appear along with particles, neutrons, protons, and electrons?

Question 27 27. What is a black hole made of?

Question 28 28. What is an event horizon?

Question 29 29. Currently, our sun is in what stage of the star cycle?

Question 30 30. Which dwarf planet resides in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter?

The Universe Chapter Exam Instructions

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