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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 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
Grade 8 Stars
What is a spectroscope used for?
  1. Analyze what elements a star contains
  2. Measure the distance to star
  3. Measure a star's temperature
  4. Make distant objects appear closer.
Grade 10 Stars
Max is including the image below in his astronomy paper. Which of the following should Max use as a title for the image?
H-R Diagram With Text Labels - Small
  1. Star Chart
  2. Hubble Sequence
  3. Hertzsprung–Russell Diagram
  4. Harvard Spectral Classification
Grade 5 Stars
A nebulae is
  1. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  2. a mostly spherical object that orbits past Neptune and has other objects orbiting in its path, a type of dwarf planet
  3. oval-shaped, like a flattened circle
  4. the distance light travels in 365 days
Grade 6 Stars
It is a hot ball of glowing gases. What is it?
  1. a star
  2. a galaxy
  3. a planet
  4. a universe
Grade 7 Stars
What color are the coolest stars?
  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. Orange
  4. Yellow
Grade 3 Stars
Grade 5 Stars
Grade 9 Stars
Which is NOT true about a protostar?
  1. It is usually much larger than it will be as a star
  2. It glows due to the heat of the gases in its core
  3. It may become a brown dwarf
  4. It generates pressure by fusing hydrogen
Grade 9 Stars
Which area of Earth science includes the study of stars?
  1. meteorology
  2. hydrology
  3. geology
  4. astronomy
Grade 5 Stars
A group of stars in the sky form a
  1. light year
  2. galaxy
  3. constellation
Grade 9 Stars
The brightness of a star is called its
  1. redshift
  2. parallax
  3. variableness
  4. magnitude
Grade 5 Stars
Why can we see the stars in the night sky?
  1. they produce their own light
  2. they reflect light from the sun
Grade 6 Stars
What is a group of stars that make up a pattern in the sky called?
  1. galaxy
  2. cluster
  3. constellation
  4. solar system
Grade 11 Stars
When you view the Hertzprung-Russell diagram, which of the following is true for most stars? Select all that apply.
  1. Surface temperature increases as absolute magnitude increases
  2. It helps us measure the distance from Earth to a star.
  3. Most stars fall into the area called the main sequence.
  4. There is no pattern to where stars fall on the diagram.
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