Galaxy Formation: Spiral, Elliptical & Irregular Galaxies


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What are the three shapes galaxies take?

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1. What type of galaxy is shown in this picture?

2. In which type of galaxy are the stars in random orbit instead of rotating?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to quickly gauge your knowledge of galaxy formations and the different kinds that there are. You will be quizzed on shapes of galaxies and how they form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Shapes of galaxies
  • Orbit rotation of galaxies
  • Definition of galaxy

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related galaxy lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the shapes of galaxies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about orbit rotation

Additional Learning

To learn more about galaxies, review the corresponding lesson on Galaxy Formation: Spiral, Elliptical & Irregular Galaxies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine how galaxies form
  • Compare and contrast spiral and elliptical galaxies
  • Identify the properties of an irregular galaxy
  • Define galaxy