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Universe Questions - All Grades

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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 6 Universe
What is a galaxy?
  1. a large group of stars held together by gravity
  2. a system of planets and its moons
  3. a system of planets orbiting a star
  4. a group of comets
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
The Milky Way is an example of a(n)
  1. solar system.
  2. spiral galaxy.
  3. exploding galaxy.
  4. nebula.
Grade 9 Universe
A galaxy that is moving toward Earth will show                            .
  1. a decrease in brightness
  2. an increase in light years
  3. a blueshift in the spectrum
  4. a redshift in the spectrum
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
Grade 6 Universe
What is the Milky Way?
  1. The way the planets orbit the Sun
  2. The galaxy of which the solar system is a part of
  3. A white star
Grade 8 Universe
Which of the following objects is the largest?
  1. star
  2. galaxy
  3. solar system
  4. planet
Grade 6 Universe
Who established the Universal Law of Gravitation?
  1. Sir Isaac Newton
  2. Galileo
  3. Copernicus
  4. Edwin Hubble
Grade 5 Universe
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 4 Universe
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 10 Universe
There are three fundamental points to the Big Bang theory. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
  1. The universe is expanding and has always been expanding.
  2. In the beginning, the universe was crammed into a space smaller then the period at the end of this sentence.
  3. The universe is cooling as it expands.
  4. The universe is accelerating at a constant rate as it expands.
Grade 10 Universe
Edwin Hubble helped provide evidence of the big bang theory by doing what?
  1. Building the Hubble telescope.
  2. Showing that galaxies are moving away from us, so the universe is expanding.
  3. Showing that some galaxies are getting closer to us, some are moving away.
  4. Discovering how to measure long distances.
Grade 1 Universe
What is the name of the galaxy where Earth is?
  1. Constellation
  2. Milky Way
  3. Stars
  4. Kuiper's Belt
Grade 5 Universe
Grade 9 Universe
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