Kepler's Laws
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Planets orbit the Sun in a shape called a(n)
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    circle
    ellipse
    focus
    perihelion
  • Question 2
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    Q. An ellipse is drawn around two points called
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    aphelion
    perihelion
    foci
    axis
  • Question 3
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    Q. When a planet orbits the Sun, one of the foci of the elliptical orbit is 
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    the axis
    the perihelion
    the center
    the Sun
  • Question 4
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    Q. The place where a planet is closest to the Sun as it orbits the Sun is called the
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    perihelion
    aphelion
  • Question 5
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    Q. The place where a planet is farthest away from the Sun in its orbit around the Sun is called the
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    aphelion
    perihelion
  • Question 6
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    Q. Where is the planet moving faster
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    Position A to B
    Position B to C
    Position H to I
    Position I to J
  • Question 7
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    Q. What is true about the area between points A, B and the Sun, and the area between points H, I and the Sun?
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    The area between A, B and the Sun is the largest.
    The area between H, I and the Sun is the largest
    Both areas are equal in size
    There is not enough information to determine the areas
  • Question 8
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    Q. What has an eccentricity of zero
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    a straight line
    a large ellipse
    a circle
    a small ellipse
  • Question 9
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    Q. What has an eccentricity of zero
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    a straight line
    a large ellipse
    a circle
    a small ellipse
  • Question 10
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    Q. What is the smallest terrestrial planet?
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    Mars
    Venus
    Mercury 
    Earth
  • Question 11
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    Q. Earth and the other planets closest to the Sun are made mostly of _______
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    gas
    metal
    water
    rock
  • Question 12
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    Q. Kepler's 2nd Law deals with 
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    the shape of the planets' orbits
    the speed/area the planet travels 
    the length of time it takes the planet to orbit the sun
  • Question 13
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    Q. The "Law of Harmonies" is which of Kepler's Laws?
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    1st
    2nd
    3rd
    4th
  • Question 14
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    Q. A planet moves __________ when it is farthest from the sun.
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    faster
    slower
  • Question 15
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    Q. Kepler's first law states that the orbits of the planets are oval in shape or 
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    ellipses
    perfect circles
  • Question 16
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    Q. The farther away a planet is from the sun, the _______ it takes it to orbit the sun once. 
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    longer
    shorter
  • Question 17
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    Q. The path a planet travels around the sun is called its 
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    orbit
    ellipse
    barycenter
    precession
  • Question 18
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    Q. This movement of earth over 11,000 years will change our north star to Vega
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    nutation
    precession
    revolution
    rotation
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