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Grade 8 Universe
What would you call the study of everything in the universe?
  1. Astrology
  2. Astronomy
  3. Cosmology
  4. Anthology
Grade 9 Universe
Grade 8 Universe
Which of the following objects is the largest?
  1. star
  2. galaxy
  3. solar system
  4. planet
Grade 9 Universe
How long ago did the Big Bang happen?
  1. 10,000 years ago
  2. 13.7 billion years ago
  3. 13.7 million years ago
  4. 13.7 trillion years ago
Grade 9 Universe
The first elements made after the Big Bang were?
  1. Hydrogen & Helium
  2. Hydrogen & Lithium
  3. Helium & Oxygen
  4. Helium & Argon
Grade 9 Universe
Grade 6 Universe
How do scientists measure the distance between galaxies?
  1. Light years
  2. A tape measure
  3. A ruler
  4. Paces
Grade 6 Universe
What is the current theory on how the universe was created?
  1. Steady State Theory
  2. Big Bang
  3. Solstice
  4. Little Bang
Grade 6 Universe
Put the following in order from biggest to smallest:
  1. Galaxy, Universe, Solar System, Star, Planet
  2. Universe, Solar System, Galaxy, Planet, Star
  3. Solar System, Universe, Galaxy, Star, Planet
  4. Universe, Galaxy, Solar System, Star, Planet
Grade 6 Universe
The Milky Way is an example of a(n)...
  1. solar system
  2. spiral galaxy
  3. exploding galaxy
  4. nebula
Grade 6 Universe
Which statement is true about a light-year?
  1. It is a measure of time.
  2. It is a measure of distance.
  3. It takes one light-year for Earth to orbit the Sun.
  4. It is commonly used to measure distances in the solar system.
Grade 9 Universe
A galaxy that is moving toward the Earth will show
  1. a decrease in brightness
  2. an increase in light years
  3. a blue shift in the spectrum
  4. a red shift in the spectrum
Grade 6 Universe
How fast does light travel?
  1. 186,00 miles per second
  2. 80 miles an hour
  3. 3,000 feet per second
  4. 100 inces per second
Grade 6 Universe
Which statement correctly describes the theory of the "Big Bang"?
  1. The universe is in an unchanging "steady-state"
  2. Little explosions happen all over the universe creating matter and energy.
  3. All matter and energy once exploded out of a single point.
  4. The universe is composed of only energy and no matter.
Grade 9 Universe
What is a light year?
  1. 365 days
  2. The distance light travels in a year
  3. The distance from the Sun to Earth
  4. The amount of light produced by the sun in a year
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