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ESS Fall Semester Exam Review

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  • Q1
    What evidence led scientists to conclude that the universe is approximately 13.8 billion years old?
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    Study of fossil records
    Carbon dating of ancient artifacts
    Measurements of cosmic microwave background radiation
    Observation of the moon's craters
    30s
  • Q2
    What evidence supports the Big Bang Theory?
    Moon phases
    Fossils of ancient organisms
    Cosmic microwave background radiation
    Gravity
    30s
  • Q3
    According to the Big Bang Theory, what event marked the beginning of the universe?
    The rapid expansion of space
    The collision of two galaxies
    The formation of stars
    The appearance of dark matter
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the most abundant element in the universe?
    Hydrogen
    Nitrogen
    Carbon
    Oxygen
    30s
  • Q5
    What is the current evidence for the expansion of the universe according to the Big Bang Theory?
    Increase in dark matter
    Redshift of galaxies
    Change in Earth's rotation
    Formation of black holes
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the name given to the cloud of gas and dust from which the solar system formed?
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    Solar nebula
    Planetary nebula
    Galactic cluster
    Stellar nebula
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the process by which a planetesimal grows by colliding with other planetesimals?
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    Convection
    Accretion
    Erosion
    Diffusion
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  • Q8
    What is the process through which a star is formed?
    Nuclear fusion
    Electromagnetic radiation
    Gravitational collapse
    Nuclear fission
    30s
  • Q9
    Which theory best explains the formation of the solar system?
    Pluto's Theory
    Nebular Theory
    Big Bang Theory
    Steady State Theory
    30s
  • Q10
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of jovian planets?
    They have solid surfaces
    They have strong gravity
    They have thick atmospheres
    They have massive sizes
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following is a distinguishing feature of jovian planets?
    They have moons made of solid rock
    They have a single moon
    They have no moons
    They have many moons
    30s
  • Q12
    What is the main composition of jovian planets?
    Mainly carbon and oxygen
    Mainly nitrogen and oxygen
    Mainly iron and nickel
    Mainly hydrogen and helium
    30s
  • Q13
    What is a common characteristic of jovian planets?
    They have massive gas atmospheres
    They have liquid water oceans
    They are smaller than terrestrial planets
    They have rocky surfaces
    30s
  • Q14
    Which of the following statements is true about jovian planets?
    They are predominantly composed of iron and nickel
    They are predominantly composed of hydrogen and helium
    They have solid surfaces
    They are located closer to the Sun than terrestrial planets
    30s
  • Q15
    Which of the following is a characteristic of terrestrial planets?
    They have icy surfaces
    They have rings around them
    They are composed mainly of gas
    They have a solid rocky surface
    30s

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