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Constellations (Grade 6)

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Constellations

1. 
There are 88 modern constellations.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Astrology is another term for astronomy.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
What is the study of the objects and processes that make up everything above the Earth and its atmosphere?
  1. astrology
  2. astronomy
4. 
The constellations will appear to move if you watch them over the course of a night.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
The constellations seen on the night you were born will determine your traits and personality.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
What is a group of stars that make up a pattern in the sky called?
  1. galaxy
  2. cluster
  3. constellation
  4. solar system
7. 
Which sentence best describes the distances of the stars in a constellation?
  1. The stars in a constellation are located near each other in space.
  2. The stars in a constellation are located about the same distance from Earth.
  3. The stars in a constellation are located both near each other and the same distance from Earth.
  4. The stars in a constellation are located neither near each other nor the same distance from Earth.
8. 
The constellation Orion is named after which figure from Greek mythology?
  1. the King
  2. the Lion
  3. the Hunter
  4. the Dragon
9. 
The Earth and our solar system are moving around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Distant stars that make up constellations are also moving through space. Since the stars are so far away from Earth, we do not notice changes in star positions from night to night.

Which conclusion about constellations can be drawn from this passage?
  1. Constellation star patterns never change.
  2. Constellation star patterns change very slowly.
  3. Constellation star patterns changed in the past, but are no longer changing.
  4. Constellation star patterns did not change in the past, but will change in the future.
10. 
The table shows examples of constellations that are best seen from the Northern Hemisphere by season.

SeasonConstellation
WinterOrion
SpringLeo
SummerHercules
FallPegasus

Which statement explains why different constellations are visible as the seasons change?
  1. Earth spins on its axis.
  2. Earth is tilted on its axis.
  3. Earth has a magnetic field.
  4. Earth revolves around the sun.
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