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Naked Eye Observations
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  • Question 1
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    Q. At any given time, how many stars can be seen by people with normal vision?
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    a few dozen
    a few hundred
    a few thousand
    a few million
  • Question 2
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    Q. Of the objects you can see in the night sky, which are the most abundant?
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    the planets
    the brightest stars
    the medium brightness stars
    the faintest stars
  • Question 3
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    Q. Hipparchus' system of magnitudes had the brightest stars classified as _____ 
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    1st magnitude
    2nd magnitude
    4th magnitude
    6th magnitude
  • Question 4
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    Q. What is the brightest star in the night sky?
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    Vega
    Sirius
    Betelgeuse
    Arcturus
  • Question 5
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    Q. Which stars seem to have color?
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    the brightest stars
    the hottest stars
    the coolest stars
    the faintest stars
  • Question 6
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    Q. How many constellations are recognized officially by the International Astronomical Union?
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    12
    45
    60
    88
  • Question 7
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    Q. Which prominent constellation was seen as a hunter with arms raised?
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    Delphinus
    Pisces
    Leo
    Orion
  • Question 8
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    Q. Which pattern of stars makes up the haunches and tail of Ursa Major, the Big Bear?
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    The Big Dipper
    The Little Dipper
    Ursa Minor
    Pisces
  • Question 9
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    Q. What language was used to name the brightest stars, with names still used today?
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    Roman
    Greek
    Arabic
    Latin
  • Question 10
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    Q. The stars in any constellation are given Greek letters in order of their _____
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    brightness
    color
    right ascension
    declination
  • Question 11
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    Q. Observatories tend to be built in remote areas, in order to avoid _____
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    light pollution
    noise pollution
    air pollution
    thermal pollution
  • Question 12
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    Q. What is the faint glowing streak across the sky, which is impossible to see in a big city?
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    the Milky Way
    Orion
    Alpha Orionis
    the Big Dipper
  • Question 13
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    Q. How can outside light fixtures be easily modified to decrease light pollution?
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    direct them down to the ground
    change the type of lightbulbs
    decrease the number of lights
    change to LED bulbs
  • Question 14
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    Q. How can you easily identify the planets among the stars in the night sky?
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    they are coloured
    they appear much larger
    they are much brighter
    they don’t twinkle
  • Question 15
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    Q. Not counting Earth, how many planets are visible to the naked eye?
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    three
    four
    five
    six
  • Question 16
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    Q. What is the third brightest natural object in the sky?
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    the Sun
    the Moon
    Venus
    Mercury
  • Question 17
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    Q. How long does it take for the celestial sphere to spin in one complete cycle?
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    one hour
    one day
    one month
    one year
  • Question 18
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    Q. Polaris sits very close to _____
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    the south celestial pole
    the north celestial pole
    the zenith
    the equator
  • Question 19
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    Q. If you were standing on the north pole of the Earth, where would you see Polaris?
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    at the celestial equator
    at the sky’s zenith
    on the horizon
    at the southern pole
  • Question 20
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    Q. Where could you stand, on the Earth, so that every star in the sky is eventually visible?
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    on the equator
    on the celestial equator
    on the north pole
    on the south pole
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