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  • Q1
    In the case of measuring distances in space, not even kilometers are practical to use. In order to measure “local” distances, those inside our solar system, we use
    Quadrants
    Solstices
    Light-years
    astronomical units (AU's)
    30s
  • Q2
    Represents periods of equal day and night
    solstice
    vernal
    equinox
    quadrant
    30s
  • Q3
    When does the Autumnal (fall) equinox occur in the northern hemisphere?
    September 22
    September 11
    June 21
    March 21
    30s
  • Q4
    On what day do we get the longest period of daylight?
    June 21
    December 21
    September 22
    March 21
    30s
  • Q5
    In the northern hemisphere, the image above represents
    Question Image
    the spring equinox
    the winter solstice
    the summer solstice
    the autumnal equinox
    30s
  • Q6
    Which of the following statements are true of the Geocentric Model of our solar system?
    Proposed by Aristotle
    all answers are true of the Geocentric Model
    Was later replaced by the heliocentric model
    Represents Earth at the centre
    30s
  • Q7
    Who proposed the Heliocentric model of space?
    Pythagoras and Euclid
    Copernicus (confirmed by Galileo and Kepler)
    Aristotle
    Aristotle (confirmed by Pythagoras and Euclid)
    30s
  • Q8
    In the Geocentric model, the outermost stars did not move as they were thought to be attached to the outermost sphere called the ...
    centrosphere
    heliosphere
    celestial sphere
    geosphere
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the name for the device that tells the time of day by the position of the Sun?
    sextant
    quadrant
    sundial
    telescope
    30s
  • Q10
    The name for an instrument that is used to measure angles up to 90°
    sundial
    sextant
    quadrant
    armillery sphere
    30s
  • Q11
    What is the name of the astronomers tool shown in the picture?
    Question Image
    Sextant
    Armillery Sphere
    Astrolabe
    Quadrant
    30s
  • Q12
    The name for the tool for measuring the angular altitude of a star above the horizon, which was usually the sun ...
    Question Image
    astrolabe
    quadrant
    sundial
    sexant
    30s
  • Q13
    A light year can be described as...
    the distance light travels in space
    the local distances in our solar system
    the distance light travels in 1 year
    The last name of the beloved character in Toy Story
    30s
  • Q14
    The orbits of our planets around our sun can be described as
    circular
    waves
    intersecting
    ellipses
    30s
  • Q15
    In the 1920’s two scientists began comparing the surface temperature of stars with the star’s luminosity. They graphed their results in what is referred to as the …
    Galileo Diagram
    Luminosity Shift Model
    Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
    Solar Shift Model
    30s

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