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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Universe Questions

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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
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
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 6 Universe
Who established the Universal Law of Gravitation?
  1. Sir Isaac Newton
  2. Galileo
  3. Copernicus
  4. Edwin Hubble
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
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 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
The Big Bang Theory explains
  1. how the universe formed.
  2. the shape of Earth's orbit.
  3. why stars are found in galaxies.
  4. why planets stay in their orbits.
Grade 6 Universe
Select all that are types of galaxies.
  1. Triangular
  2. Spiral
  3. Elliptical
  4. Rectangular
Grade 6 Universe
What is our galaxy's name?
  1. The Big Dipper
  2. The Milky Way
  3. The Candy Bar
  4. The Big Bang
Grade 6 Universe
Approximately 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 one of the following is listed in order from largest to smallest?
  1. Earth, Moon, Sun, Galaxy, Universe
  2. Sun, Moon, Earth, Galaxy, Universe
  3. Universe, Earth, Galaxy, Moon, Sun
  4. Galaxy, Universe, Moon, Earth, Sun
  5. Universe, Galaxy, Earth, Sun, Moon
  6. Universe, Galaxy, Sun, Earth, Moon
  7. Sun, Universe, Galaxy, Moon, Earth
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