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1. Kepler began his career as a teacher of

___ a) mathematics
___ b) history
___ c) philosophy
___ d) theology
___ e) astronomy


2. Kepler is also known for his improvements to

___ a) a perpetual motion machine
___ b) Ptolemy's star charts
___ c) the abacus
___ d) the telescope
___ e) translations of the Bible


3. In Kepler's era, astronomy was usually considered a part of natural philosophy

___ a) true
___ b) false


4. In Kepler's era, astronomy was usually considered a part of mathematics

___ a) true
___ b) false


5. In Kepler's era, astronomy closely linked to astrology

___ a) true
___ b) false


6. In Kepler's era, physics (how and why things moved) was usually considered a part of natural philosophy

___ a) true
___ b) false


7. Kepler incorporated religious arguments and reasoning into his work

___ a) true
___ b) false


8. Kepler avoided religious arguments and reasoning in his work

___ a) true
___ b) false


9. How would one describe the status of Kepler's family when he was a child?

___ a) wealthy but not of noble birth
___ b) his father and grandfather were scientists
___ c) wealth and of noble birth
___ d) of noble birth, but in poverty
___ e) neither wealthy nor of noble birth


10. As a child, Kepler's interest in astronomy grew as a result of

___ a) watching his uncle make a telescope
___ b) a comet
___ c) a lunar eclipse
___ d) a solar eclipse
___ e) two of these


11. When Kepler's studies at the university were over, what he really wanted to do was

___ a) visit Athens
___ b) work with Newton
___ c) visit Rome
___ d) work with Tycho
___ e) become a minister


12. Which of the following is NOT associated with Kepler's Laws

___ a) planets farther from the Sun have longer orbital periods.
___ b) planets speed up as they approach the sun
___ c) circular motions with epicycles
___ d) elliptical paths for the planets
___ e) Earth orbits the sun


13. As a planet orbits the Sun, the Sun is situated at one focal point of the ellipse

___ a) true
___ b) false


14. As a planet orbits the Sun, the Sun is situated midway between the two focal points of the ellipse

___ a) true
___ b) false


15. Newton was able to use the motion of the Moon to calculate the universal constant of gravity, G

___ a) true
___ b) false


16. The force of (gravitational) attraction between you and a friend is small because neither of you possess significant mass

___ a) true
___ b) false


17. Cavendish finally measured G by carefully weighing the force between

___ a) Sun and Moon
___ b) Earth and Sun
___ c) Earth and Moon
___ d) Jupiter and moons
___ e) two lead balls


Key to AstroKepler_Study-v1s1

1. Kepler began his career as a teacher of

+ a) mathematics
- b) history
- c) philosophy
- d) theology
- e) astronomy


2. Kepler is also known for his improvements to

- a) a perpetual motion machine
- b) Ptolemy's star charts
- c) the abacus
+ d) the telescope
- e) translations of the Bible


3. In Kepler's era, astronomy was usually considered a part of natural philosophy

- a) true
+ b) false


4. In Kepler's era, astronomy was usually considered a part of mathematics

+ a) true
- b) false


5. In Kepler's era, astronomy closely linked to astrology

+ a) true
- b) false


6. In Kepler's era, physics (how and why things moved) was usually considered a part of natural philosophy

+ a) true
- b) false


7. Kepler incorporated religious arguments and reasoning into his work

+ a) true
- b) false


8. Kepler avoided religious arguments and reasoning in his work

- a) true
+ b) false


9. How would one describe the status of Kepler's family when he was a child?

- a) wealthy but not of noble birth
- b) his father and grandfather were scientists
- c) wealth and of noble birth
+ d) of noble birth, but in poverty
- e) neither wealthy nor of noble birth


10. As a child, Kepler's interest in astronomy grew as a result of

- a) watching his uncle make a telescope
- b) a comet
- c) a lunar eclipse
- d) a solar eclipse
+ e) two of these


11. When Kepler's studies at the university were over, what he really wanted to do was

- a) visit Athens
- b) work with Newton
- c) visit Rome
- d) work with Tycho
+ e) become a minister


12. Which of the following is NOT associated with Kepler's Laws

- a) planets farther from the Sun have longer orbital periods.
- b) planets speed up as they approach the sun
+ c) circular motions with epicycles
- d) elliptical paths for the planets
- e) Earth orbits the sun


13. As a planet orbits the Sun, the Sun is situated at one focal point of the ellipse

+ a) true
- b) false


14. As a planet orbits the Sun, the Sun is situated midway between the two focal points of the ellipse

- a) true
+ b) false


15. Newton was able to use the motion of the Moon to calculate the universal constant of gravity, G

- a) true
+ b) false


16. The force of (gravitational) attraction between you and a friend is small because neither of you possess significant mass

+ a) true
- b) false


17. Cavendish finally measured G by carefully weighing the force between

- a) Sun and Moon
- b) Earth and Sun
- c) Earth and Moon
- d) Jupiter and moons
+ e) two lead balls


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