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Which of the following has the objects arranged from largest to smallest?
a) galaxy clusters, galaxies, stars, universe
b) stars, galaxy, galaxy cluster, universe
c) universe, stars, galaxies, galaxy clusters
d) universe, galaxy cluster, galaxy, stars

Which star system is closest to Earth, after the Sun?
a) Alpha Centuri
b) Betelgeuse
c) Sirius
d) Pleiades

Which galaxy is Earth part of?
a) Arp's Galaxy
b) Milky Way Galaxy
c) Barnard's Galaxy
d) Andromeda Galaxy

Massive stars begin their life cycle as which type of object?
a) black hole
b) neutron star
c) black dwarf
d) nebula

Which of the following is a star that expands due to fusion?
a) black hole
b) galaxy
c) constellation
d) supergiant

Approximately how long does it take light from the Sun to reach Earth?
a) 2 seconds
b) 10 hours
c) 1 day
d) 8 minutes

What does a red shift indicate about a galaxy?
a) It is moving toward Earth.
b) It is moving very fast.
c) It is slowing down.
d) It is moving away from Earth.

When a shooting star appears in the sky, it actually is which of the following?
a) asteroid
b) comet
c) meteorite
d) meteor

Which scientist discovered the shape of the planets' orbits?
a) Galileo Galilei
b) Albert Einstein
c) Johannes Kepler
d) Nicholas Copernicus

The North Star, ___, is positioned almost directly over the North Pole.
a) Polaris
b) Betelgeuse
c) Orion
d) Sirius

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