Kepler's Laws
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• Question 1
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Q. Planets orbit the Sun in a shape called a(n)
circle
ellipse
focus
perihelion
• Question 2
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Q. An ellipse is drawn around two points called
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
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
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
aphelion
perihelion
• Question 6
30 seconds
Q. Where is the planet moving faster
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?
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
a straight line
a large ellipse
a circle
a small ellipse
• Question 9
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Q. What has an eccentricity of zero
a straight line
a large ellipse
a circle
a small ellipse
• Question 10
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Q. What is the smallest terrestrial planet?
Mars
Venus
Mercury
Earth
• Question 11
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Q. Earth and the other planets closest to the Sun are made mostly of _______
gas
metal
water
rock
• Question 12
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Q. Kepler's 2nd Law deals with
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?
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
• Question 14
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Q. A planet moves __________ when it is farthest from the sun.
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
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.
longer
shorter
• Question 17
30 seconds
Q. The path a planet travels around the sun is called its
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