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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Universe Questions

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Grade 5 Universe
What measurement is best used to measure the distance between stars?
  1. Meters
  2. Kilometers
  3. Light Years
  4. Miles
Grade 5 Universe
What is the distance light travels in 365 days?
  1. fast
  2. orbit
  3. light-year
  4. meteor
Grade 5 Universe
Which is the correct order of size, smallest first?
  1. Earth, Sun, Milky Way
  2. Earth, Milky Way, Sun
  3. Sun, Milky Way, Earth
  4. Sun, Earth, Milky Way
Grade 5 Universe
What term do astronomers use to describe a galaxy that has a jumbled scattering of stars?
  1. barred spiral galaxy
  2. elliptical galaxy
  3. irregular galaxy
  4. spiral galaxy
Grade 5 Universe
What is a representation of how something looks or works?
  1. constellation
  2. model
  3. light-year
  4. nebulae
Grade 5 Universe
Why are elliptical galaxies brighter toward the center?
  1. The stars are evenly distributed through the galaxy.
  2. The center is crowded with stars, and the number of stars decreases farther out.
  3. Most stars are near the outside of the elliptical galaxy, with dust clouds in the center.
  4. The stars are spread through out the galaxy in bands that look like the arms of spiral galaxies.
Grade 5 Universe
A light-year is the distance that light travels during one year. The distance is over                       .
  1. 2.4 trillion kilometers
  2. 9.0 million kilometers
  3. 9.4 trillion kilometers
Grade 5 Universe
An exoplanet is a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Universe
          gravity          is the force that pulls all objects in the universe toward one another.
Grade 5 Universe
There are two types of spiral galaxies. What is the difference between a barred spiral galaxy and a normal spiral galaxy?
  1. The shape of the galaxy's center
  2. The number of spiral arms
Grade 5 Universe
         Galaxy          is an enormous system of gases, dust, and stars held together by gravity.
Grade 5 Universe
A              light-year              is a unit of measurement for distances outside the solar system and equal to about 9.5 trillion km.
Grade 5 Universe
What is all of space?
  1. Galaxy
  2. Constellation
  3. Planet
  4. Universe
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