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The Sun
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  • Question 1
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    Q. If the stars in our galaxy were ranked in order, increasing in size, our Sun would be _____
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    well below the midpoint
    around the midpoint
    slightly above the midpoint
    in the top 10%
  • Question 2
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    Q. The vast majority of stars are _____
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    red dwarfs
    yellow dwarfs
    yellow giants
    neutron stars
  • Question 3
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    Q. Compared to the diameter of the Earth, how wide is the Sun?
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    10 times wider
    100 times wider
    1,000 times wider
    10,000 times wider
  • Question 4
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    Q. How many Earths could fit inside the Sun?
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    about 13 thousand
    about 130 thousand
    about 1.3 million
    about 13 million
  • Question 5
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    Q. What is the temperature of the Sun's core?
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    15 thousand degrees Celsius
    150 thousand degrees Celsius
    1.5 million degrees Celsius
    15 million degrees Celsius
  • Question 6
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    Q. In the Sun's core, hydrogen atoms fuse together to form the heavier element _____
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    sodium
    helium
    iron
    uranium
  • Question 7
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    Q. How often does the Sun lose a mass equivalent to 15 Empire State Buildings?
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    every second
    every minute
    every hour
    every day
  • Question 8
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    Q. In the Sun, where does hydrogen fusion occur?
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    only in the core
    in the core and convective zone
    from the core out to the photosphere
    from the core out to the corona
  • Question 9
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    Q. Heat transfer by the buoyant motion of the Sun's heated gases is called _____ 
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    conduction
    convection
    thermal radiation
    collusion
  • Question 10
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    Q. Which layer is thin enough to be transparent, and considered the Sun's surface?
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    the convective zone
    the photosphere
    the chromosphere
    the corona
  • Question 11
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    Q. Which ethereally thin layer is sort of like the Sun’s atmosphere?
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    the convective zone
    the photosphere
    the chromosphere
    the corona
  • Question 12
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    Q. What name is given to the stream of subatomic particles moving away from the Sun?
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    solar wind
    aurora borealis
    cosmic dust
    stellar gust
  • Question 13
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    Q. The speed of the solar wind is usually well over _____
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    a hundred kilometers per hour
    a thousand kilometers per hour
    a million kilometers per hour
    a billion kilometers per hour
  • Question 14
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    Q. During hydrogen fusion in the Sun’s core, the energy is released mostly in the form of _____
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    light
    heat
    chemical energy
    kinetic energy
  • Question 15
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    Q. How long does it take for the energy from the Sun's core to work it's way out?
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    close to 200 years
    close to 2,000 years
    close to 20,000 years
    close to 200,000 years
  • Question 16
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    Q. The Sun is made of "a gaseous soup of charged particles", called _____
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    a plasma
    ionizing radiation
    aurora
    neutral gases
  • Question 17
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    Q. What is the term for a dark region on the surface of the Sun?
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    a solar vortex
    a field flux
    a sunspot
    a stellar speck
  • Question 18
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    Q. Prominences are huge arcs of material flowing along loops of _____
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    gravitational field lines
    electric field lines
    magnetic field lines
    nuclear field lines
  • Question 19
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    Q. What is the name for the localized explosion that blasts material off the surface of the Sun?
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    a filament
    a prominence
    a solar flare
    a coronal mass ejection
  • Question 20
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    Q. What is the name for the "huge and strong" explosions that occur high off the Sun's surface?
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    filaments
    prominences
    solar flares
    coronal mass ejections
  • Question 21
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    Q. The Earth’s magnetic field can interact with the solar particles to form _____
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    arrhythmia
    arboreal
    aurora
    aorta
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