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We see stars, such as Betelgeuse, in different locations depending on the time of night
a) because the Earth wobbles.
b) because the Earth is standing still.
c) because the Earth rotates.
d) because the Earth revolves.

Because the Earth spins, we see stars
a) move during the night.
b) remain in the same location in the sky.
c) only at certain times of the year.
d) only at certain times of the month.

The motion of the stars that you see over several weeks or months is due to
a) the Earth orbiting the Sun.
b) the Earth rotating on its axis.
c) the changes in the location of Earth's Moon.
d) the changes in the position of the Sun.

Which constellation is named after a mythological hunter?
a) Spica
b) Bootes
c) Gemini
d) Cassiopeia

Once stars run out of hydrogen and the temperature begins to increase, these stars are said to be __________.
a) a white dwarf
b) a giant
c) a galaxy
d) a supernova

Our sun is considered a star of__________ temperature
a) hot
b) cool
c) medium
d) low

The __________ __________of a star is a measure of the amount of light it gives off.
a) absolute magnitude
b) apparent magnitude
c) absolute solitude
d) absolute solitude

The __________ __________ is a measure of the amount of light received on earth.
a) absolute magnitude
b) apparent magnitude
c) absolute measure
d) apparent measure

The Milky Way Galaxy is
a) a spiral galaxy consisting of hundreds of stars
b) a spiral galaxy consisting of billions of stars
c) a spiral galaxy consisting of one star, our sun
d) an elliptal galaxy consisting of millions of stars

By studying a star's spectra, scientists can determine __________ found in the star's atmosphere.
a) clusters
b) dust
c) gases
d) elements

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