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A star spends most of its life as a
a) main sequence star
b) red supergiant
c) white dwarf
d) supernova

What type of telescope uses mirrors to focus light?
a) space telescope
b) refracting telescope
c) reflecting telescope
d) radio telescope

A star forms from a nebula when the temperature is high enough for
a) a supernova to occur
b) nuclear fusion to start
c) a black hole to collapse
d) heavy elements to form

Some astronomers that that in the middle of out galaxy there is a
a) neutron star
b) supernova
c) red super giant
d) black hole

Galaxies that do not have a clearly defined shape are called
a) deformed galaxies
b) irregular galaxies
c) dwarf galaxies
d) open galaxies

Elliptical galaxies contain
a) a lot of gas and dust
b) mainly youn stars
c) mostly red or yellow stars
d) two of the above

Types of star clusters include
a) open clusters
b) spiral clusters
c) elliptical clusters
d) all of the above

Scientists have introduced the idea of dark energy to explain the
a) rate of growth in the universe
b) contraction of the universe
c) orgin of black matter
d) all of the above

According to the Big Bang Theory,
a) dark matter is changing to ordinary matter throughout the universe
b) dark energy is pulling the universe into black holes
c) the universe will some day end in a big explosion
d) the universe began with an enormous explosion

What is a lunar eclipse?
a) When the stars out shine the galaxy
b) The Earth casts a shadow on the Moon
c) The Sun casts a shadow on the Earth
d) The moon casts a shadow on the Earth, briefly blocking out the Sun

What is a solar eclipse?
a) When the stars out shine the galaxy
b) The Earth casts a shadow on the Moon
c) The Sun casts a shadow on the Earth
d) The moon casts a shadow on the Earth, briefly blocking out the Sun

Why it is generally hotter in the summer than in the winter?
a) because the sun's rays are more direct
b) because the Earth is closer to the Sun
c) because there are fewer clouds
d) because the moon is not in the way of the Sun

What causes the seasons?
a) the rotation of Earth on its axis
b) the revolution of the Earth around the sun
c) the tilt Earth's axis
d) the revolution of the Moon around Earth

What causes day and night?
a) the rotation of Earth on its axis
b) the revolution of Earth around the Sun
c) the tilt of Earth's axis
d) the revolution of the Moon around the Earth

Which of the following objects are NOT in our solar system?
a) Planets
b) asteroids
c) multiple stars
d) Moons

How long does it take for the Earth to complete one rotation?
a) 1 month
b) 365 days
c) 1 week
d) 24 hours

How long does it take the Earth to orbit the Sun?
a) 1 day
b) 1 light year
c) 24 Hours
d) 365 days

How long does it take the Moon to orbit the Earth?
a) 365 days
b) about 1 month
c) 24 hours
d) 1 week

What does the Moon orbit?
a) Mars
b) A black hole
c) The Earth
d) The Sun

What do the planets of our solar system revolve?
a) A black hole
b) The Sun
c) The Earth
d) A galaxy

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