Black Hole: Definition & Types


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If the Earth were to become a black hole, what type of black hole would it be?

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1. What type of black hole is at the center of the Milky Way galaxy?

2. What is the opening of a black hole called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these practice questions, you can quickly understand the main differences between the types and classifications of black holes. You'll be asked to identify parts of black holes, such as the event horizon and singularity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on the following:

  • Classifications of black holes
  • Types of black holes
  • Parts of black holes
  • Rotation of black holes

Skills Practiced

These learning assessments will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define and name the classifications and types of black holes
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about astronomy to answer questions about black holes
  • Distinguishing differences - understand the differences between three specific types of black holes

Additional Learning

To learn more about black holes, watch the accompanying lesson titled Black Hole: Definition & Types. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Define the two main classifications of black holes, Schwarzschild and Kerr
  • Learn about the several types of black holes, including supermassive, stellar and micro
  • Identify parts of black holes, such as the event horizon, ergosphere and static limit