Astronomy college course/Kepler/Quiz01/Original version of this quiz

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1

Kepler began his career as a teacher of

mathematics
history
philosophy
theology
astronomy

2

Kepler is also known for his improvements to

a perpetual motion machine
the telescope
translations of the Bible
the abacus
Ptolemy's star charts

3

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

true
false

4

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

true
false

5

In Kepler's era, astronomy closely linked to astrology

true
false

6

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

true
false

7

Kepler incorporated religious arguments and reasoning into his work

true
false

8

Kepler avoided religious arguments and reasoning in his work

true
false

9

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

neither wealthy nor of noble birth
of noble birth, but in poverty
his father and grandfather were scientists
wealth and of noble birth
wealthy but not of noble birth

10

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

two of these
watching his uncle make a telescope
a solar eclipse
a lunar eclipse
a comet

11

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

become a minister
work with Newton
visit Athens
visit Rome
work with Tycho

12

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

Earth orbits the sun
planets speed up as they approach the sun
circular motions with epicycles
planets farther from the Sun have longer orbital periods.
elliptical paths for the planets

13

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

true
false

14

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

true
false

15

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

true
false

16

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

true
false

17

Cavendish finally measured G by carefully weighing the force between

Earth and Sun
Sun and Moon
Jupiter and moons
two lead balls
Earth and Moon