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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Astronomy Questions

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Grade 8 Planetary Motion

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Which statement best describes tides experienced on Earth when the sun, moon, and Earth are positioned as shown in the diagram?
Spring Tide
  1. very high, high tides; very low, low tides
  2. very high, high tides; average low tides
  3. average high tides; very low, low tides
  4. average high tides; average low tides
Grade 8 Space Exploration
What are the name of the two astronauts that landed on the moon on 1969?
  1. John Glenn and Alan Shepard
  2. Ronald McNair and Gregory Jarvis
  3. Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.
  4. Jim Lovell and John Swigert
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Which was the first human spaceflight program of the United States?
  1. Project Discovery
  2. Project Gemini
  3. Project Apollo
  4. Project Mercury
Grade 8 Space Exploration
What was president John F. Kennedy's goal for the space program?
  1. To go to infinity and beyond.
  2. To be the first one to land a human on the moon.
  3. To go to the edge of our solar system.
  4. To study the effects of the sun on Earth's atmosphere.
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
What object is at the center of a geocentric solar system?
  1. the Earth
  2. the moon
  3. the sun
  4. a black hole
Grade 8 Space Exploration
A building containing one or more telescopes is referred to as a/an
  1. Astrobuilding
  2. Observatory
  3. Observation House
  4. Star Deck
Grade 8 Universe
A light year is a measurement of
  1. time
  2. distance
  3. temperature
  4. star brightness
Grade 8 Universe
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
Grade 8 Stars
The apparent magnitude of a star is a measure of its
  1. surface temperature and composition
  2. distance from earth
  3. brightness as it appears from the earth
  4. position on the H-R diagram
Grade 8 Sun
The outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere is the
  1. corona
  2. chromosphere
  3. photosphere
  4. convection zone
Grade 8 Stars

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The process in which smaller atomic nuclei combine into large atomic nuclei is known as
  1. gravitational attraction
  2. parallax
  3. nuclear fusion
  4. the Doppler effect
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