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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Universe Questions

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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
How fast does light travel?
  1. 186,000 miles per second
  2. 80 miles an hour
  3. 3,000 feet per second
  4. 100 inches per second
Grade 6 Universe
Which 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
If the universe expands forever
  1. the universe will collapse
  2. the universe will repeat itself
  3. the universe will remain the same
  4. the stars will age and die and the universe will become cold and dark
Grade 6 Universe
Select all that are types of galaxies.
  1. Triangular
  2. Spiral
  3. Elliptical
  4. Rectangular
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
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 6 Universe
Which statement correctly describes the theory of the "Big Bang"?
  1. The universe is in an unchanging steady state.
  2. The universe is composed of only energy and no matter.
  3. All matter and energy once exploded out of a single point.
  4. Little explosions happen all over the universe creating matter and energy.
Grade 6 Universe
The Milky Way is what type of galaxy?
  1. Elliptical
  2. Irregular
  3. Spiral
  4. Oval
Grade 6 Universe
Which one of the following is listed in order from largest to smallest?
  1. earth, moon, sun, galaxy, observable universe
  2. sun, moon, earth, galaxy, observable universe
  3. observable universe, earth, galaxy, moon, sun
  4. galaxy, observable universe, moon, earth, sun
  5. observable universe, galaxy, earth, sun, moon
  6. observable universe, galaxy, sun, earth, moon
  7. sun, observable universe, galaxy, moon, earth
Grade 6 Universe
Choose the FALSE statement about the Milky Way Galaxy.
  1. It is a barred spiral galaxy.
  2. It is billions of years old.
  3. It contains billions of stars.
  4. It is actually a cluster of galaxies.
Grade 6 Universe
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