Active Galactic Nuclei & the Unified Model


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What is the name for the model that states: 'the different kinds of active galactic nuclei are the same phenomenon seen from different angles'?

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1. The most energetic kind of AGN is called a:

2. In astronomy, the unified model:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of active galactic nucleus (AGN) and the unified model. Concepts you will need to grasp include energetic AGN and the unified model in astronomy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Name the model that states active galactic nuclei are the same from different angles
  • Determine how sight is oriented with respect to the unified model
  • Identify what lies behind the drowned out light of a host galaxy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the active nucleus and the unified model
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the unified model
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding energetic AGN and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review this lesson about Active Galactic Nucleus & the Unified Model. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define active galaxy
  • Identify active galactic nucleus