Main-Sequence Star: Definition & Facts


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What are the two primary characteristics of a main sequence star?

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1. Which two qualities are plotted on an H-R diagram?

2. Which area of a H-R diagram has small and cool main sequence stars?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the main sequence star. Topics covered include the two basic qualities of a main sequence star and the two qualities plotted on a Hertzsprung-Russell (H-R) diagram.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Two basic qualities of a main sequence star
  • Two qualities plotted on the H-R diagram
  • Where main sequence stars are on the diagram
  • Cause of the end of the main sequence phase
  • Factor for the main sequence length

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding where main sequence stars are on the H-R diagram and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the two qualities plotted on the H-R diagram
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related main sequence stars lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Main-Sequence Star: Definition & Facts. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a main sequence star is
  • Identify how stars can vary amongst themselves
  • Describe where the luminosity and color of a star can be shown
  • Explain what gives birth to a star
  • Appreciate the characteristics of a main sequence star