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Astronomy: Test 1 Notes

by: Chris Pulcher-Coard

Astronomy: Test 1 Notes Phys 1050

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Includes the questions and correct answers provided on the first test given: Chapter 0
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Astronomy Test 1 1. If you are in the Moon’s umbral shadow, then you are witnessing A. A total solar eclipse B. A partial solar eclipse C. Nighttime D. A total lunar eclipse E. Some kind of lunar eclipse 2. Precession is caused by (WRONG!!!) A. The rotation of Earth’s molten core B. The gravitational pull of the sun C. The gravitational pull of the moon D. The weight of the ice at the pole E. The earth moves faster in its orbit 3. A total solar exlipse will only occur when the new moon is both on the ecliptic  and at its greatest distance A. False 4. In the scientific method, it is not necessary to test your theory A. False 5. A solar eclipse happens: A. Every month at a new moon B. Every week at the quarter phases C. Every month at full moon D. About every six months at new moon E. Every year at new moon 6. What causes Earth’s seasons? A. Earth’s rotation axis wobbles B. Earth’s roations axis is tilted 23.5 degrees C. Earth moves closer of farther from the Sun 7. How long does it take the Sun to complete on circuit of the exliptic? A. One hour B. One day C. One month D. One year E. One decade 8. Stars in the constellation are: A. Physically close to each other B. Usually equal in brightness C. About the same age D. About the same distance away E. In the same part of the sky 9. A total Lunar Eclipse occurs: A. During the new moon phase B. When the sun blocks the moon C. During the full moon phase D. Always around the summer solstice 10. In general, wat is true of the alpha star in a constellation? A. It is the star this is closest to Earth B. It is the reddest star in the constellation C. It is the easternmost star in the constellations D. It is the brightest star in the constellation E. It is the westernmost star in the constellation 11. Into how many constellations is the celestial sphere divided? A. 12 B. 44 C. 110 D. 88 E. 57 12. Constellations appear to move across the sky at night because A. The earth orbits the sun B. The Moon orbits the Earth C. Stars are in constant motion D. The sun orbits the Earth E. The Earth spins on its axis 13. The angle of Parallax increases as: A. Distances of stars increase B. The baseline gets larger C. The baseline gets smaller D. The Earth moves faster in its orbit 14. What is the path the Sun, Moon, and the planets follow through the  constellations? A. The celestial equator B. The north celestial pole C. The milky way D. The zodiac E. The ecliptic 15. A star with right ascension of 1.0 hours will rise: A. 11 hours after the vernal equinox B. 13 hours before the vernal equinox C. At the same time as the vernal equinox D. 1 hour after the vernal equinox E. 1 hours before the vernal equinox


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