Origins of the Universe: The Big Bang and Expanding & Contracting Universes


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How long ago did the Big Bang occur?

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1. At what time point in the Universe's history is it theorized that all the forces in nature appear along with particles, neutrons, protons, and electrons?

2. When was our sun and Milky Way Galaxy formed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of the Big Bang theory and how the universe began. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know the timeline of the Big Bang as well as facts related to the development of the universe.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to recall:

  • What our universe formed from
  • When the Sun and Milky Way formed
  • How long ago the Big Bang occurred
  • When forces of nature appeared in relation to the Big Bang
  • What existed before the Big Bang

Skills Practiced

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

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the Big Bang to better comprehend the origin of the universe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sequence of events of the Big Bang
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the Big Bang formed the universe and its forces of nature

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Big Bang, check out the corresponding lesson titled Origins of the Universe: The Big Bang and Expanding & Contracting Universes. This lesson will help you:

  • Define the Big Bang theory
  • Understand the general time line of events related to the beginning of the universe, from one second after the Big Bang to six billion years after
  • Learn about the future of the universe from 3 billion to 100 billion years from the present