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Astronomy Formative 1

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The model of the solar system that says the Earth is in the center.
a.
geocentric
c.
Galilean
b.
heliocentric
d.
Big Bang
 

 2. 

He wrote the first books about astronomy about 2,000 years ago.
a.
Aristotle
c.
Ptolemy
b.
Galileo
d.
Copernicus
 

 3. 

Galileo believed what was in the center of the solar system?
a.
Venus
c.
Jupiter
b.
the Earth
d.
the Sun
 

 4. 

The model that says the Sun is the center of the Solar System is...
a.
the geocentric model
c.
based upon Ptolemy’s idea
b.
the heliocentric model
d.
what Aristotle believed
 

 5. 

Which astronomer wrote a book about the heliocentric model but was afraid to publish it?
a.
Galileo
c.
Copernicus
b.
Ptolemy
d.
Kepler
 

 6. 

Who used his telescope to help prove that the Sun was in the center of the Solar System?
a.
Ptolemy
c.
Copernicus
b.
Galileo
d.
Aristotle
 

 7. 

What contains over 99% of the mass found in the Solar System?
a.
the planets
c.
Earth and the Moon
b.
Jupiter
d.
the Sun
 

 8. 

About how old do scientists think the Earth is?
a.
65 million years
c.
between 4 and 5 billion years
b.
13 billion years
d.
they have no idea
 

 9. 

Who discovered that the orbits of the planets were not round, but were elliptical?
a.
Ptolemy
c.
Copernicus
b.
Aristarchus
d.
Kepler
 

 10. 

What did Kepler discover about the speeds of the planets?
a.
they travel at the same speed
c.
the inner planets travel faster than the outer planets
b.
the outer planets move faster than the inner planets
d.
the planets move faster during the winter months
 



 
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