Evidence for the Big Bang Theory: Background Radiation, Red-Shift and Expansion


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When did the Big Bang theory first originate and with whom?

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1. What is a singularity?

2. What does a red-shift prove?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of evidence for the Big Bang theory. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the origins of the Big Bang theory as well as supporting evidence for the theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Big Bang theory origins
  • Description of a singularity
  • Supporting evidence for the Big Bang Theory
  • Characteristics of cosmic background radiation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on evidence for the Big Bang theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a red-shift and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding singularities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about evidence for the Big Bang theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Big Bang theory, review the accompanying lesson called Evidence for the Big Bang Theory: Background Radiation, Red-Shift and Expansion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the origins of the Big Bang theory
  • Describe the term 'singularity' and its relationship to the Big Bang theory
  • Know how the red-shift of light waves proves universe expansion
  • Relate how the finding of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB) supports evidence of the Big Bang theory
  • Tell how the abundance of elements in the universe supports the Big Bang theory