Life Cycle of Black Holes


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How do astronomers find black holes?

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1. How do black holes form initially?

2. How do black holes grow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Black holes are the topic of many books and movies, but test yourself on the certitudes of black holes with this quiz. The assessment will ask you to explain how black holes are created, what they are made of, and how they are discovered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Explain how black holes are identified
  • State how black holes form and grow
  • Define event horizon
  • Understand what composes a black hole
  • Describe how the largest black holes are formed

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 black holes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how black holes are formed and how they grow
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a black hole's event horizon

Additional Learning

To learn more about black holes, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss facts and myths of black holes
  • Learn about the outcomes for different sized stars
  • Explain why light can't escape a black hole
  • Define singularity and event horizon