Quiz #3: Advanced
Quiz #3: Advanced

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1.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables and the diagram shown below. A belt of asteroids is located at an average distance of 503 million kilometers from the Sun. Between which two planets is this belt located?


A. Mars and Jupiter
B. Mars and Earth
C. Jupiter and Saturn
D. Saturn and Uranus

2.  Base your answer to the following question on the diagram below and your knowledge of Earth science. According to our present theories of stellar evolution, our sun will change next into:


A. a white dwarf
B. a black hole
C. a supernova
D. a red giant

3.  Base your answer to following question on the diagram shown below, and your knowledge of Earth science. The most observable phenomena in the "Solar Cycle" is the appearance of:


A. solar eclipes
B. sun spots
C. solar storms
D. black holes

4.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables. Which star has a greater luminosity?
A. Barnard's star
B. Procyon
C. Alpha Centauri
D. Rigel

5.  Based upon the red-shift data on galaxies, most astronomers infer that the universe is currently:
A. expanding
B. contracting
C. moving randomly
D. fixed and stationary

6.  Base your answer to following question on the diagram below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The atmosphere of Venus is composed primarily of:


A. hydrogen and helium
B. carbon dioxide
C. methane
D. ammonia

7.  Base your answer to the following question on the diagram below, which represents the elliptical orbit of a planet traveling around a star. Points A,B,C, and D are four positions of this planet in its orbit. As the planet revolves in orbit from position A to position D, the orbital velocity will:


A. continually decrease
B. continually increase
C. decrease, then increase
D. increase, then decrease

8.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables and the diagram below. The diagram represents a planet, P, in an elliptical orbit around a star located at F1. The foci of the elliptical orbit are F1 and F2. Orbital locations are represented by P1 and P6. If the shaded portions of the orbital plane are equal in area, the time period between P1 and P2 will be equal to the time period between:


A. P2 and P3
B. P4 and P5
C. P3 and P4
D. P6 and P1

9.  The diagram below represents the elliptical orbit of the Earth around the Sun. According to the distances shown in the diagram and the Earth Science Reference Tables, which equation should be used to find the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit?


A. Eccentricity=(299,000,000km/5,000,000km)
B. Eccentricity=(5,000,000km/299,000,000km)
C. Eccentricity=(299,000,000km-5,000,000km)
D. Eccentricity=(5,000,000km/(299,000,000km-5,000,000km))

10.  Base your answer to the following question on the Earth Science Reference Tables and the diagram below. The diagram represents planet Z in its orbit around star A. Locations 1 through 4 of planet Z are indicated on the orbit. The sizes of the planet and the star are not drawn to scale. The elliptical orbit of planet Z and the distance between the foci(F1 and F2) are drawn to scale. As planet Z travels around star A in a complete orbit starting from location 1, the orbital velocity of the planet will:


A. decrease, then increase
B. increase, then decrease
C. continually increase
D. remain the same

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