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1. When did astronomy split between theoretical and observational branches?

___ a) In the 20th century
___ b) In the 19th century
___ c) After Galileo
___ d) In the 18th century
___ e) In the last decade


2. What does the Wikipedia 'Astronomy' call astrology?

___ a) the study of comets and asteroids
___ b) the belief system which claims that human affairs are correlated with the positions of celestial objects.
___ c) the study of planetary cores
___ d) the belief that all people should learn astronomy
___ e) the study of planetary atmospheres


3. Cosmology is the study of

___ a) planetary atmospheres
___ b) the formation of the solar system
___ c) the universe as a whole
___ d) the birth and death of stars
___ e) the oceans


4. What does the Wikipedia 'Astronomy' article say about astronomy and astrophysics

___ a) They are often considered to be synonymous
___ b) They often yield different results
___ c) They are often in conflict
___ d) They must be in agreement or the result cannot be trusted
___ e) They are often considered to be opposites


5. The goecentric theory put the Sun

___ a) none of the above or below are true
___ b) at the center of the universe
___ c) at the center of the solar system
___ d) orbiting around the Moon
___ e) in orbit around Earth


6. In the 3rd century BC, Aristarchus of Samos estimated the size of

___ a) Earth and the Moon
___ b) the Sun
___ c) the Moon
___ d) the Moon and Sun
___ e) Earth and the Sun


7. In the 19th century Fraunhoffer and Kirchoff studied light from the Sun and found

___ a) a golden ring
___ b) sunspots and the sunspot cycle
___ c) spectral lines and concluded that they were caused by the elements
___ d) a wobble that led to the discovery of new planets
___ e) Mercury's shadow


8. The ancient Greeks discovered (named) most of the constellations

___ a) in both all hemispheres
___ b) in the southern hemisphere
___ c) in the western hemisphere
___ d) in the eastern hemisphere
___ e) in the northern hemisphere


9. When did astronomers establish that the Milky way is only one of many billions of galaxies in the universe?

___ a) 18th century
___ b) 16th century
___ c) 20th century
___ d) 14th century


10. According to the Wikipedia Astronomy article, the first known efforts in the mathematical and scientific study of Astronomy began

___ a) among the Chinese
___ b) in ancient Greece
___ c) among the Babylonians
___ d) in central America
___ e) in south America


11. How many years did it take before Europe made a device as sophisticated as Antikythera?

___ a) 15,000 years
___ b) 3000 years
___ c) 1500 years
___ d) 300 years
___ e) 30 years


12. The saro cycle was about repeating cycles of

___ a) planets
___ b) eclipses
___ c) seasons


13.
Galileo moon phases.jpg
Who drew these sketches?



___ a) Kepler
___ b) Aristotle
___ c) Ptolemy
___ d) Galileo
___ e) Copernicus


14. In what century was parallax first used to measure the distance to a Star (other than our Sun)?

___ a) 18th century
___ b) 20th century
___ c) 17th century
___ d) 16th century
___ e) 19th century


15. The largest galaxy in the local group is

___ a) Andromeda
___ b) M-31
___ c) Milky way
___ d) M52
___ e) ant-galexy


16. What two names are associated with the first new planet found (after those known by the ancients using the naked eye)

___ a) Mars and the Candy Bar
___ b) Uranus and George's Star
___ c) Mercury and Friendship
___ d) Neptune and the Alabama Streaker
___ e) Pluto and Goofy


17. The historical record shows that in 1066 AD a supernovae was discovered by astronomers in _____ and _____

___ a) Greece and North America
___ b) Greece and Central America
___ c) Greece and China
___ d) China and South America
___ e) Egypt and China


Key to WP Astronomy Q1_Study-v1s1

1. When did astronomy split between theoretical and observational branches?

+ a) In the 20th century
- b) In the 19th century
- c) After Galileo
- d) In the 18th century
- e) In the last decade


2. What does the Wikipedia 'Astronomy' call astrology?

- a) the study of comets and asteroids
+ b) the belief system which claims that human affairs are correlated with the positions of celestial objects.
- c) the study of planetary cores
- d) the belief that all people should learn astronomy
- e) the study of planetary atmospheres


3. Cosmology is the study of

- a) planetary atmospheres
- b) the formation of the solar system
+ c) the universe as a whole
- d) the birth and death of stars
- e) the oceans


4. What does the Wikipedia 'Astronomy' article say about astronomy and astrophysics

+ a) They are often considered to be synonymous
- b) They often yield different results
- c) They are often in conflict
- d) They must be in agreement or the result cannot be trusted
- e) They are often considered to be opposites


5. The goecentric theory put the Sun

- a) none of the above or below are true
- b) at the center of the universe
- c) at the center of the solar system
- d) orbiting around the Moon
+ e) in orbit around Earth


6. In the 3rd century BC, Aristarchus of Samos estimated the size of

- a) Earth and the Moon
- b) the Sun
- c) the Moon
+ d) the Moon and Sun
- e) Earth and the Sun


7. In the 19th century Fraunhoffer and Kirchoff studied light from the Sun and found

- a) a golden ring
- b) sunspots and the sunspot cycle
+ c) spectral lines and concluded that they were caused by the elements
- d) a wobble that led to the discovery of new planets
- e) Mercury's shadow


8. The ancient Greeks discovered (named) most of the constellations

- a) in both all hemispheres
- b) in the southern hemisphere
- c) in the western hemisphere
- d) in the eastern hemisphere
+ e) in the northern hemisphere


9. When did astronomers establish that the Milky way is only one of many billions of galaxies in the universe?

- a) 18th century
- b) 16th century
+ c) 20th century
- d) 14th century


10. According to the Wikipedia Astronomy article, the first known efforts in the mathematical and scientific study of Astronomy began

- a) among the Chinese
- b) in ancient Greece
+ c) among the Babylonians
- d) in central America
- e) in south America


11. How many years did it take before Europe made a device as sophisticated as Antikythera?

- a) 15,000 years
- b) 3000 years
+ c) 1500 years
- d) 300 years
- e) 30 years


12. The saro cycle was about repeating cycles of

- a) planets
+ b) eclipses
- c) seasons


13.
Galileo moon phases.jpg
Who drew these sketches?



- a) Kepler
- b) Aristotle
- c) Ptolemy
+ d) Galileo
- e) Copernicus


14. In what century was parallax first used to measure the distance to a Star (other than our Sun)?

- a) 18th century
- b) 20th century
- c) 17th century
- d) 16th century
+ e) 19th century


15. The largest galaxy in the local group is

+ a) Andromeda
- b) M-31
- c) Milky way
- d) M52
- e) ant-galexy


16. What two names are associated with the first new planet found (after those known by the ancients using the naked eye)

- a) Mars and the Candy Bar
+ b) Uranus and George's Star
- c) Mercury and Friendship
- d) Neptune and the Alabama Streaker
- e) Pluto and Goofy


17. The historical record shows that in 1066 AD a supernovae was discovered by astronomers in _____ and _____

- a) Greece and North America
- b) Greece and Central America
- c) Greece and China
- d) China and South America
+ e) Egypt and China


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