The Big Bang Theory
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  • Question 1
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    Q. If an object is moving toward us, its spectrum will experience
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    no shift
    red shift
    black spectrum
    blue shift
  • Question 2
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    Hubble observed that galaxies are

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    moving away from us
    moving towards us
    standing still
  • Question 3
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    Which of the following is NOT evidence of the Big Bang Theory?

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    most galaxies are red-shifted

    CMBR everywhere

    the universe is gaining matter

    the universe is expanding

  • Question 4
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    Q. Which piece of evidence supports the Big Bang theory?
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    The more distant galaxies are moving the slowest
    The more distant galaxies are moving the quickest
    The more distant galaxies are moving towards us
    Galaxies and space is not changing
  • Question 5
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    Q. Why is the light from distant galaxies red-shifted?
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    They produce more red light than nearby galaxies
    They are moving away from us
    The longer wavelengths are filtered out more by dust
    They are moving toward us
  • Question 6
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    Q. About how long ago do scientists believe the universe began?
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    13-14 billion years ago
    13-14 million years ago
    12-13 billion years ago
    12-13 million years ago
  • Question 7
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    Q. According to the Big Bang Theory, what did the universe begin as?
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    Cosmic soup
    Primordial Atom
    Black Hole
    Atomic Bomb
  • Question 8
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    Which of the following techniques are used to measure the distances to stars?

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    Doppler Shift

    Universal recession

  • Question 9
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    Q. Is the Big Bang Theory completely true forever?
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    Yes, it fits with current data.
    Yes, we believe it to be so.
    No, theories evolve with new data.
    No, it does not fit with data.
  • Question 10
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    Q. The existence of the cosmic background radiation implies that
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    the big bang model is wrong.
    the universe began in a hot, dense state.
    the universe did not have a moment of creation.
    the universe began in a cold, low-density state. 
  • Question 11
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    Q. What were the original two elements in our universe?
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    Lithium and Carbon
    Hydrogen and Neon
    Helium and Chlorine
    Hydrogen and Helium
  • Question 12
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    Q. Right after the big bang, what happened to all the matter and energy?
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    It spread out in all directions
    It evaporated
    it shot forward in a straight beam
    It oozed slowly along a flat plane
  • Question 13
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    Q. Who discovered that the galaxies were moving away from one another?
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    Edwin Hubble
    Issac Newton
    Albert Einstein
    Galileo Galile
  • Question 14
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    Q. What is Cosmic Background radiation?
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    Evidence of a large explosion in the universe leaving radiation behind
    It is the life force that supports the universe
    Evidence of blackholes actually existing
    Evidence of that the universe is heating
  • Question 15
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    Q. What is red shift?
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    Things in space are red
    Things in space will appear redder than they are if moving toward you
    Things in space will appear redder than they are if they are stationery
    Things in space will appear redder than they are if moving away from you
  • Question 16
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    Q. The "afterglow" of the energy from the origin of the universe that we see today.
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    Cosmic radiation
    Doppler effect
    Cosmic explosions
  • Question 17
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    How is a theory different from a guess? Choose the best answer.

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    A theory cannot be disproven; a guess can be

    A theory is backed up by hard evidence; a guess is not

    A theory is agreed upon by scientists; a guess is only agreed on by laypeople

    A theory is usually very old; a guess is usually very new

  • Question 18
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    Place the following in sequence: A) Hubble makes his discoveries; B) Cosmic background radiation is first detected; C) Lemaitre proposes his theory

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    A, B, C

    B, C, A

    C, A, B

    C, B, A

  • Question 19
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    What is one major piece of evidence that the Big Bang theory is correct?

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    Astronomers have detected leftover radiation from the Big Bang

    Everything in the universe has remained in the same location for billions of years

    Astronomers have discovered that the universe is no longer expanding

    Astronomers have discovered evidence that the universe will soon begin contracting in a "Big Crunch"

  • Question 20
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    Which of the following is NOT evidence of the Big Bang Theory?

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    Abundance of Hydrogen and Helium

    Background radiation distributed throughout the universe

    Stars that are blue shifted

    The universe is getting bigger

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