Early telescopes/Quiz

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Early telescopes is a lecture/article for the instruments project of the same name studying the possibility that telescopes in some form have been used from the Earth's surface for millennia.

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1 Yes or No, The early telescopes as manufactured in the Netherlands about 1610 (390 b2k) are refracting.


2 True or False, The purpose of a treatment group with respect to early telescopes is to describe natural processes or phenomena for the first time relative to a control group.


3 Complete the text:

A proof-of-concept structure, including a control group, consists of , procedures, findings, and .

4 Yes or No, The first known practical telescopes were invented in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 17th century, using glass lenses.


5 True or False, Pure early telescopes involve no doing apart from itself.


6 Complete the text:

A short or realization of a certain or idea to a treament's feasibility with respect to early telescopes is called a proof of .

7 Yes or No, c. 3500 B.C. Phoenicians cooking on sand discover glass.


8 True or False, A control group may be used in the quest for early telescopes to demonstrate no effect or a standard effect versus a novel effort applied to a treatment group.


9 Evidence that demonstrates that a model or idea versus a control group is feasible for early telescopes is called a


10 True or False, A dominant group associated with early telescopes differs from a control group in that it rules the treatment of the control group.



  1. A careful and systematic comparison of a telescope and a torch that look like the item balancing or attached to the armillary sphere should be able differentiate between a telescope and a torch.

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