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Ultraviolet radiation and infrared radiation differ in
a) color
b) wavelength
c) direction
d) speed

Which type of telescope gathers radiation with a metal dish?
a) reflecting telescope
b) refracting telescope
c) radio telescope
d) Hubble Space Telescope

How do stars near the North Pole appear to move
a) in circles around Polaris
b) in orbit around the Sun
c) in orbit around the Moon
d) in orbit around Cygnus, the Swan

All of the different forms of electromagnetic radiation together make up
a) infrared waves
b) invisible waves
c) the colors of visible light
d) the electromagnetic spectrum

A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky is
a) a universe
b) an orbit
c) a constellation
d) a galaxy

The movement of which of these objects would be the easiest to observe without a telescope?
a) the Moon
b) a star located near Polaris
c) the planet Venus
d) a star 2000 light-years from Earth

Which of the following statements is true?
a) Polaris seems to rise in the east and set in the west.
b) Polaris seems to rise in the west and set in the east.
c) Polaris seems move in large circles around the North Pole
d) Polaris seems to stay in the same place above the North Pole

What is the solar system?
a) planets and smaller bodies that orbit Earth
b) planets and smaller bodies that orbit the Sun
c) stars and planets that orbit a galaxy
d) stars and smaller bodies that orbit planets

What is the correct arrangement of these structures from largest to smallest?
a) universe, solar system, galaxy
b) universe, galaxy, solar system
c) solar system, universe, galaxy
d) galaxy, solar system, Earth, universe

How often does Earth make one complete turn on its axis?
a) once a year
b) once of month
c) once a week
d) once a day

The number 1000 is the product of
a) 10
b) 10*10
c) 10*10*10
d) 10*10*10*10

Which of the following statements is true?
a) There is no gravitational pull underwater.
b) Because of gravity, nothing can ever leave Earth's atmosphere.
c) There is no gravity in space.
d) All objects exert a gravitational pull on other objects.

Which of the following choices best describes the Moon?
a) It is a planet.
b) It used to be a sun.
c) It is a star.
d) It orbits Earth

Gravity is a force that
a) Pulls an object toward another object
b) exists only on Earth
c) causes two objects in contact to slow down or stop moving
d) exists only on planets

Which of the following statements is true about most inventions?
a) New uses are often found for the original invention.
b) Inventions are always used only for their original purposes.
c) Inventions have no effect on society.
d) Inventions do not change much from their original designs.

Which of these instruments would be used to get a clearer view of distant objects in the sky?
a) a microscope
b) a telescope
c) a kaleidoscope
d) a stethoscope

Which statement is most likely to be true of the number of stars in the universe?
a) Only about one hundred stars exist.
b) Each hemisphere has about one hundred stars.
c) There are exactly as many stars as there are planets.
d) There are more stars than anyone can easily count.

Ultraviolet waves, infrared waves, and x-rays are forms of
a) microwaves
b) visible light
c) radio telescopes
d) electromagnetic radiation

Wavelength is
a) the distance that a wave travels in space
b) the length of time in which a wave travels
c) the length of radio waves traveling in space
d) the distance between on wave peak and the next wave peak

Which part of a radio telescope gathers radiation
a) an objective lens
b) a mirror
c) a dish
d) an eyepiece

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