Astronomy college course/Ptolemy, Copernicus and Tycho systems/Quiz01

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1

The Ptolemaic system was geocentric.

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2

The Ptolemaic system was heliocentric.

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3

Most ancient Roman and most medieval scholars thought the Earth was flat.

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4

Evidence for the Copernican system is that the Earth does not seem to move.

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5

The ancient Greeks believed in circular orbits, causing them to devise the epicycle and the deferent.

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6

Copernicus was a university-trained Catholic priest dedicated to astronomy.

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7

Tycho Brahe argued that the large mass of Earth rendered it incapable of moving so quickly around the Sun.

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8

Tycho Brahe argued that the small mass of Earth rendered it incapable of moving so quickly around the Sun.

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9

Copernicus shared his heliocentric theory with colleagues decades before he died.

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10

In the late 16th century, Tycho Brahe invented his system to resolve philosophical and what he called “physical" problems with the heliocentric theory.

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11

An argument used to support the geocentric model held that heavenly bodies, while perhaps large, were able to move quickly.

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12

Tycho tended to favor religious arguments over scientific arguments when justifying his opinions about the geocentric/heliocentric controversy.

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13

Tycho proposed an earth-orbiting sun with the planets in orbit around that moving Sun.

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14

Tycho argued against the concept of an earth-orbiting sun with the planets in orbit around that moving Sun.

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