The Ancient Study of Astronomy


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This is a term for the wobbling of the Earth around its axis:

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1. This ancient civilization developed a long count calendar with base 20:

2. Ptolemy developed:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the ancient study of astronomy. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include a chief accomplishment of Hipparchus and the term for the Earth's wobble.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Long count calendar with base 20
  • Ptolemy's astronomical system
  • Commonality between the Babylonians and Mayans

Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ancient studies of astronomy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key figures such as Hipparchus and Ptolemy

Additional Learning

To learn more about past cultures' studies in astronomy, review the corresponding lesson titled The Ancient Study of Astronomy. This lesson will help you:

  • Know the Babylonian people's location and their achievements
  • Appreciate Mayan advancements in astronomy despite Spanish conquests
  • Identify the Greek discovery of the precession of the equinoxes