Big Bang Theory of the Universe: Definition & Overview


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Who was responsible for the phrase 'the Big Bang'?

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1. Which origin theory speculates that the universe is eternal?

2. Which origin theory states that the Big Bang will happen again and again?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the Big Bang Theory, what evidence supports this theory, and what are other theories that speculate about the origin of the universe? You can use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of this topic.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Who coined the phrase 'Big Bang'
  • The theory that states the universe is eternal
  • The theory that states the Big Bang will happen over and over again
  • The name of the scientist who initiated the Big Bang Theory
  • How long ago the Big Bang likely happened

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding theories about the origin of the universe
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Big Bang Theory and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the oscillating theory and steady state theory about the universe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding scientists who contributed to the Big Bang Theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Big Bang Theory of the Universe: Definition, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the Big Bang Theory
  • Explore two other theories addressing the origin of the universe
  • Discuss the belief that the galaxies are moving away from each other
  • Explain the Doppler effect
  • Review a chart illustrating how scientists measured that galaxies are moving away from each other
  • Detail evidence of the Big Bang Theory