Formation of Solar System
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The Nebular Theory is:
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    A theory on how the Milky Way galaxy was formed
    A theory on how the universe was formed
    A theory on how the solar system will be destroyed
    A theory on how the solar system was formed
  • Question 2
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    Q. A nebula is:
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    A cloud of ice
    A cloud of dust and gas
    A cloud of just gas
    A cloud of just dust
  • Question 3
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    Q. The most abundant gases in a nebula are:
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    Hydrogen & Oxygen
    Nitrogen & Oxygen
    Hydrogen & Helium
    Oxygen & Helium
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. A nebula starts to collapse because of:
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    A nearby star shining it's light
    A passing spaceship
    A passing comet
    Gravity
  • Question 5
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    Q. As a nebula collapses it also begins:
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    Expand
    Rotate
    Shake
    Turn to ice
  • Question 6
    45 seconds
    Q.

    A nebula collapses down into a disk known called:

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    A compact disk

    An irregular cloud

    An protostellar disk

    An circular disk

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What forms in the very center of the accretion disk?

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    A protostar

    A planet

    A protoplanet

    A planetesimal

  • Question 8
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    Q. What is forming in the accretion disk away from the center?
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    Light
    Protostars
    Planetesimals
    Hydrogen
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. The group of inner planets are known as:
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    The Terrestrial Planets
    The Gas Giants
    The Outer Planets
    The Hallow Planets
  • Question 10
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    Q. The group of outer planets are known as:
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    The Terrestrial Planets
    The Gas Giants
    The Inner Planets
    The Rocky Planets
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. How long ago did these nebular processes start?
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    4.6 years ago
    4.6 light years ago
    5.6 billion years ago
    4.6 billion years ago
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Intense pressure in the protosun (protostar) caused:
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    Fire in the Sun to start
    Helium to break down into Hydrogen
    Nuclear Fusion to start
    Nuclear Fusion to end
  • Question 13
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    Q. The shape of the planets and dwarf planets after accumulating all their material is:
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    Irregular
    A Sphere
    An Oval
    A disk
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. What materials could not survive the heat where the rocky planets were formed?
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    Gamma Rays
    Plasma
    Ice and Gas
    Rocks
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What two objects do scientists study to learn about the formation of the solar system?

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    Stars & Star systems

    Comets & Asteroids

    Comets & Meteoroids

    Asteroids & Distant Stars

  • Question 16
    900 seconds
    Q. When the solar nebula spun out into a disc-shape, what direction did it start spinning?
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    clockwise
    counter-clockwise
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. Because of temperature in the protoplanetary disk...
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    Rocks, metals and ices froze in the inner region only
    Rocks and metals froze in both regions and ice only in outer region
    Rocks and metals froze in the inner region and ice in outer region
    Rocks and metals froze in both regions and hydrogen gas froze only in outer region
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. The order of the formation of the solar system: 
    Solar nebula - protostellar disk- nuclear fusion - sun - planetesimals - planets
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    True
    False
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. Why does the Earth orbit the sun? 
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    The sun pulls Earth toward it.
    The sun pulls Earth in an orbit.
    The sun pushes Earth away.
    Electromagnatism from the sun keeps Earth in orbit.
  • Question 20
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    Q.

    What happens during nuclear fusion in the sun?

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    oxygen nuclei combine to form helium

    Helium nuclei combine to form oxygen

    helium nuclei combine to form hydrogen

    hydrogen nuclei combine to form helium

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