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Universe Formation, Solar System Models and Galaxies

Quiz by Jessika Campbell

Grade 6
Science
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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20 questions
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  • Q1
    Center means _________________.
    bottom
    side
    top
    center
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  • Q2
    Geo means___________.
    Moon
    Earth
    Galaxy
    Sun
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  • Q3
    Helio means_________.
    Mars
    Earth
    Sun
    Moon
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  • Q4
    Scientific theories _________________when scientists discover new information.
    change
    reverse
    stay the same
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  • Q5
    Prior to the 1500’s, it was believed that _____________ was the center of the solar system.
    Earth
    Venus
    Sun
    Jupiter
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  • Q6
    However, Copernicus first suggested the __________ was the center of the solar system. After the discovery of the telescope, Galileo confirmed the heliocentric system.
    Sun
    Moon
    Mars
    Earth
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  • Q7
    The ________________________ theory states that the universe formed about 10 – 15 billion years ago.
    Big Bang
    Geocentric
    Heliocentric
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  • Q8
    Scientists believe the universe continues to _____________.
    expand
    shrink
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  • Q9
    Our solar system is part of the ________________ galaxy.
    Milky Way
    Snickers Bar
    Andromeda
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  • Q10
    The Milky Way galaxy is shaped like a __________________.
    spiral
    circle
    straight line
    wavy
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  • Q11
    The Milky Way galaxy is shaped like a __________________.
    Universe
    Galaxies
    Planets
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  • Q12
    A __________________ has a center part, or bulge, & one or more arms that swirl out from the center.
    Irregular Galaxy
    Elliptical Galaxy
    Spiral Galaxy
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  • Q13
    A ____________________ is the most common type of galaxy; it has a rounded shape. Form when two galaxies bump into each other.
    Spiral Galaxy
    Elliptical Galaxy
    Irregular Galaxy
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  • Q14
    An _________________________ does not have a shape that we can identify; it has a random irregular appearance.
    Irregular Galaxy
    Spiral Galaxy
    Elliptical Galaxy
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  • Q15
    Which of the following can be described as one of billions of these objects in the universe and is made of dust and gas and billions of stars?
    a asteroid belt
    a galaxy
    a planet
    a solar system
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  • Q16
    Why did the astronomer Copernicus propose a heliocentric model of the solar system instead of the accepted geocentric model?
    The heliocentric model explained some observations more accurately than the geocentric model.
    Space exploration by Copernicus's time had proven that the Sun was the center of the solar system.
    The geocentric model was only widely accepted by Greek astronomers.
    Copernicus's telescope allowed him to see other planets orbiting the Sun.
    30s
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  • Q17
    What astronomers spread the heliocentric model?
    Copernicus and Ptolemy
    Copernicus and Galileo
    Aristotle and Galileo
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  • Q18
    What astronomer spread the geocentric model?
    Ptolemy
    Copernicus
    Galileo
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  • Q19
    Which group lists the objects in space from smallest to largest?
    universe, galaxy, solar system, sun, and planet
    sun, planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe
    planet, sun, solar system, galaxy and universe
    solar system, sun, planet, galaxy, and universe
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  • Q20
    How are galaxies classified?
    shape
    color
    size
    age
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