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Reading CFA #4 Natural Science

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  • Q1
    Which of the following descriptions best reflects the way the passage is organized?
    It defines planets, first those in Earth's solar system and then those familiar mostly to astronomers
    It focuses first on the search for planets, then sharpens that focus to the search for planets like our own.
    It refers to mythology, then moves to a technical description of those exoplanets the size of Earth or smaller
    It raises the question of whether exoplanets exist and then presents to an equal extent arguments on both sides
  • Q2
    The passage makes use of both technical terms and:
    excerpts from the writings of former astronauts
    rhetorical questions
    excerpts from the writings of astronauts
    figurative language
  • Q3
    What is the main idea in the SECOND paragraph (lines 18-30)?
    Planets that resemble Earth are extremely hard to detect
    some recently discovered exoplanets spin on their axis at the same speed that Earth spins on its axis
    some exoplanets were once thought to be stars at the center of solar systems
    recently discovered exoplanets have disappointed scientists
  • Q4
    In line 18, the term "such exotica" refers to:
    planets and solar systems vastly unlike Earth and its solar system
    the sophisticated equipment used to locate previously unidentified planets
    overblown claims about planets far from Earth
    the contents of our solar system, in particular Jupiter and Saturn
  • Q5
    According to the passage, in order to confirm a possible planet using the Kepler method, scientists look for:
    identical results in images of the same location taken 24 hours apart
    three occurrences of a slight dimming in a star that strongly indicates a planet's presence
    an uninterrupted light originating from the supposed planet
    evidence of water both as a solid and a liquid on the supposed planet
  • Q6
    The passage's description of the spectroscopic Doppler technique indicates that it is a method used to identify the:
    distance between an exoplanet and its former sun
    effect of a planet's gravitational pull on the sun the planet is orbiting
    intensity of light reaching Earth from a planet outside Earth's solar system
    speed at which a planet rotates on its axis
  • Q7
    According to the passage, at the time the passage was written, how many exoplanets had had their picture taken?
  • Q8
    According to the passage, which of the following is a capability of the Kepler
    it can travel up to 150 light-years away from Earth
    It can determine the distance between an exoplanet and its star
    It can determine the surface features of planets well enough to indicate the presence of water
    It can capture the light of more than 100,000 stars in a single patch of sky
  • Q9
    In the passage, Deneb and Vega are identified as:
    planets that are only 70 percent larger than Earth
    former stars whose traveling light is still visible
    stars at the edges of the area examined by the Kepler
    scientists pioneering in the field of planet searching
  • Q10
    According to the passage, what do scientists expect to determine about any given transiting planet by combining Kepler results with Doppler observations?
    the length of its year
    its distance from the sun
    its diameter and mass
    its distance from the Earth

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