Astronomy Question Bank

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Review for Astronomy 2 Midterm and Final
Midterm covers first 70 questions, Final covers all 105. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. Chapter 1 is covered by Q1-3; Ch. 2 Q4-18; Ch. 3 Q19-27; Ch. 4 Q28-34; Ch. 5 Q35-45; Ch. 6 Q46-51; Ch. 7 Q52-63; Ch. 8 Q64-70; Ch. 9 Q71-77; Ch. 10 Q78-82; Ch. 11 Q83-91; Ch. 12 Q92-96; Ch. 13 Q97-100; Ch. 14 Q101-105 1) Which of the following has your "address" in the correct order? A) you, Earth, solar system, Milky Way, Local Group, Local Supercluster B) you, Earth, solar system, Local Group, Local Supercluster, Milky Way C) you, Earth, solar system, Local Group, Milky Way, Local Supercluster D) you, Earth, Local Group, Local
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12) What is a circumpolar star? A) a star that is close to the south celestial pole B) a star that is close to the north celestial pole C) a star that makes a daily circle around the celestial sphere D) a star that always remains above your horizon E) a star that is visible from the Arctic or Antarctic circles 13) We describe a position on Earth 's surface by stating its A) altitude and azimuth. B) latitude and longitude. C) altitude and direction. D) latitude and direction. E) meridian and longitude. 14) What makes the North Star, Polaris, special? A) It is the brightest star in the sky. B) It appears very near the north celestial pole. C) It is the star directly on your northern horizon. D) It is the star straight overhead. E) It can be used to determine your longitude on Earth. 15) Orion is visible on winter evenings but not summer evenings because of A) the location of Earth in its orbit. B) interference from the full Moon. C) baseball on television. D) the tilt of Earth 's axis. E) the precession of Earth 's axis. 16) Which of the following is not a phase of the Moon? A) third-quarter Moon B) new Moon C) half Moon D) first-quarter Moon E) full Moon 17) If the Moon is setting at 6 A.M., the phase of the Moon must be A) first quarter. B) new. C) third quarter. D) full. E) waning crescent. 18) Which of the following never goes in retrograde motion? A) Mars B) Saturn C) Jupiter D) the Sun E) Venus

19) How did Eratosthenes estimate the size of Earth

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