Unit 8 Lesson 1 Test

Quiz by Kevin Buhl

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20 questions
• Q1
In which model of the solar system does the sun revolve around Earth?
heliocentric model
Aristarchan model
Copernican model
geocentric model
30s
• Q2
You observe 4 stars from two different locations. Which star will have the greatest parallax?
the star that is 3.4 AU from Earth
the star that is 10.4 AU from Earth
the star that is 4.2 AU from Earth
the star that is 6.8 AU from Earth
30s
• Q3
How did Aristotle explain the way that objects in the universe move?
Objects move in circles on 1 sphere, with Earth at center
Move in circles on small spheres in large ones Earth center.
Objects have elliptical orbits, with Earth at the center
Objects have elliptical orbits with the sun at the center
30s
• Q4
Who explained the parallax problem saying there was no parallax because stars were far away?
Ptolemy
Aristarchus
Copernicus
Aristotle
30s
• Q5
The drawing shows Galileo's observations of Jupiter. What did Galileo’s observations show?
All celestial bodies orbited the sun.
Planets other than Earth had bodies moving around them.
All celestial bodies orbited Earth.
30s
• Q6
According to Johannes Kepler's laws, how do planets move in the solar system?
circular orbits around Earth
elliptical orbits around the sun
circular orbits around the sun
elliptical orbits around Earth
30s
• Q7
Which statement supports a geocentric model of the no parallax problem?
Earth is not moving, so no parallax exists
The stars are too far away for a visible parallax
The stars are too close for a visible parallax
Observation points differ, so there is no visible parallax
30s
• Q8
The diagram shows several objects in space. Which best identifies what the diagram shows?
heliocentric solar system
geocentric star system
location of comets
galaxy that is nearest to Earth
30s
• Q9
Which information or method did Ptolemy use to develop a model of the solar system?
parallax problem
mathematical models
heliocentric theory
telescope observations
30s
• Q10
How did Copernicus describe the motion of the sun?
The sun moves in an elliptical orbit.
The sun moves in a straight line through space.
The sun revolves around Earth.
The sun is stationary.
30s
• Q11
The diagram shows which theory about Earth and its neighbors in space?
Aristotle’s theory
heliocentric theory
Ptolemy’s theory
geocentric theory
30s
• Q12
How does Ptolemy’s model of the universe compare with Aristotle’s model?
Both models show celestial objects have elliptical paths
Both models are based on parallax.
Both models are heliocentric.
Both models show celestial objects have circular paths.
30s
• Q13
According to the model developed by Copernicus, what causes day and night on Earth?
All parts of the Solar System move in circular paths.
Earth revolves around the sun.
Earth rotates on its axis.
Planets orbit the sun in elliptical paths.
30s
• Q14
Describe the apparent shift in position of an object when viewed from different locations?
parallax
parallax problem
ellipses
axis of rotation
30s
• Q15
According to Copernicus, what causes the year and seasons on Earth?
Earth’s rotation around its axis
Earth’s revolution around the sun
Earth’s movement relative to the sun and moon
Earth’s wobble on its axis
30s

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