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Boot Camp Day 5: Characteristics of the Universe

Quiz by MondlochScience

Grade 8
Science (2010)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    Which statement about stars is correct?
    main-sequence stars are formed by comets
    Star formation begins in a nebula
    white dwards become main-sequence stars when they gain mass
    supergiants are stars that can absorb black holes
  • Q2
    A star that is several thousand times brighter than the sun with a temperature lower than 4,000 K would be classified as -
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    a white dwarf in spectral class B
    a supergiant in spectral class K
    a main sequence star in spectral class K or M
    a main-sequence star in spectral class B
  • Q3
    The universe has many different components. Which list places four components of the universe in the most likely order from smallest to largest?
    Nebulae, stars, planets, galaxies
    Planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies
    Galaxies, stars, planets, nebulae
    Planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae
  • Q4
    A student learns that the sun is classified as a medium-size star and that many stars are much bigger and brighter. However, the student observes that other stars look very dim, even through a telescope. Why do other stars look much dimmer than the sun?
    Other stars are made up of different gases than the sun is.
    The sun appears yellow, which is more visible than other colors.
    The sun is much closer to Earth than other stars are.
    As light from other stars travel through space, it gets reflected.
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  • Q6
    What determines the life cycle of a star?
  • Q7
    List the life cycle of an average star
    stellar nebula, protostar, average star, red giant, planetary nebula, white dwarf
    stellar nebula, average star, protostar, red giant, white dwarf, black hole
    red giant, stellar nebula, planetary nebulla, average star, protostar
    black hole, average star, stellar nebula, white dwarf, planetary nebula

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