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Galaxies S6E1b

Multiple Choice
 

 1. 

The distances to nearby stars can be measured by using ____.
a.
millions of miles
c.
lightyears
b.
temperature
d.
a tape measure
 

 2. 

A galaxy that has a shape similar to a football or egg is a(n) ____ galaxy.
a.
normal spiral
c.
elliptical
b.
barred spiral
d.
irregular
 

 3. 

The Big Bang theory of the formation and expansion of the universe is supported by the observed ____.
a.
blue-violet shift
c.
"big crunch"
b.
red shift
d.
shorter light wavelengths
 

 4. 

A group of stars, gas, and dust held together by gravity is a ____.
a.
galaxy
c.
the Universe
b.
constellation
d.
both a and b
 

 5. 

The spiral shape of the Milky Way Galaxy CANNOT be seen from Earth because ____.
a.
we are located above the galaxy
b.
we are located within one of its spiral arms
c.
our view is blocked by the Sun
d.
none of the above
 

 6. 

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What can you tell about the location of the Sun from this picture of the Milky Way.
a.
It is outside the Milky Way
c.
it is located in the middle
b.
It is located near the edge in a spiral arm
d.
it is close to a black hole
 

 7. 

Our Solar System is in the Milky Way galaxy.  What type of galaxy is it?
a.
an irregular galaxy
c.
an elliptical galaxy
b.
a spiral galaxy
d.
a classic galaxy
 

 8. 

A single galaxy is BEST described as containing
a.
millions of stars
c.
thousands of stars
b.
billions of stars
d.
lots of stars
 

 9. 

What is the name of the galaxy where is Earth is located?
a.
Andromeda
c.
The Sol Galaxy
b.
The Solar System
d.
Milky Way Galaxy
 

 10. 

We know that the Earth is between 4 and 5 billion years old.   About how old is the universe?
a.
4.6 billion years old
c.
over 10 billion years old
b.
13-15 billion years old
d.
about 16 billion years old
 

 11. 

mc011-1.jpgWhich of these looks like the Milky Way Galaxy?
a.
X
c.
Z
b.
Y
 

 12. 

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Which of these correctly labels the galaxies?
a.
X-spiral
Y-elliptical
Z-irregular
c.
X-irregular
Y-elliptical
Z- spiral
b.
X-spiral
Y-irregular
Z-elliptical
 



 
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