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What is the shape of Earth’s orbit?
a) circle
b) eclipse with low excitability
c) ellipse with low eccentricity
d) ellipse with high eccentricity

Which temperature range would be most supportive of life?
a) 0-50 degrees C
b) 100-150 degrees C
c) -50-50 degrees C
d) 50-150 degrees C

What property of Earth protects us from harmful radiation from the sun?
a) high mass
b) elliptical orbit
c) temperatures in the Goldilocks Zone
d) magnetic field

Goldilocks Zone means the same as:
a) Habitable Zone
b) Porridge Zone
c) Ursa Major Zone
d) just the right distance from Earth

We can use _______________ to find out what stars are made of.
a) telescopes
b) electromagnetic absorption spectral lines
c) telepathic radiation barriers
d) horoscopic blasphemation indicators

Stars emit: (choose the BEST answer)
a) light
b) UV rays
c) gamma rays
d) electromagnetic radiation

If we view stars with different __________________ we can study different properties of the star.
a) parts of the world
b) times of day
c) filters of the electromagnetic spectrum
d) colors of telescopes

All stars begin as:
a) dust and gas
b) supernovas
c) planetary nebulas
d) red giants

All stars end as:
a) white dwarves
b) neutron stars
c) black holes
d) any of the other answer choices

What is the importance of the moon?
a) It affects the oceans tides.
b) It tells us the exact day of the month.
c) It provides rich minerals for us to use for energy.
d) It provides a habitat for many organisms in our Universe.

What is luminosity?
a) An online game.
b) Total amount of energy emitted by a star (brightness).
c) Total absence of energy emitted by a star (darkness).
d) A fire used to see in dark places.

How long does it take the moon to go through an entire lunar cycle?
a) 7 days
b) 14 days
c) 30 days
d) 365 days

What is the energy process of our Sun?
a) Nuclear radioactive decay
b) Nuclear electromagnetic spectrum
c) Nuclear fusion
d) Nuclear fission

Life as we know it requires:
a) solid, liquid, gas
b) food, water, shelter
c) solid, liquid, atmosphere
d) food, water, conductive atmosphere

Planets in the Habitable Zone have just the right _____________ for life.
a) temperature
b) surface
c) luminosity
d) atmospheric composition

The Habitable Zone is based on:
a) water being liquid
b) humans being comfortable
c) electromagnetic radiation getting deflected
d) absorption spectral lines

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