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Our Star, the Sun & Sun-Earth Connection Quiz Review
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  • Question 1
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    The sun produces energy in its core by combining H atoms into He atoms in a process known as ___.

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    Nuclear fission

    gravitational compression

    kinetic compression

    Nuclear fusion

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  • Question 2
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    The center of the sun, the ___, produces the energy that eventually reaches us and warms the Earth.

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    core

    radiative zone

    corona

    convective zone

  • Question 3
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    Photons of light travel from where they are produced in the core to the convective zone, where they follow a zig-zag path that takes them close to a million years to reach the next layer - the photosphere. This process is called the _____.

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    CME

    crooked path

    random walk

    100 yard dash

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  • Question 4
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    The outer atmosphere of the sun, only visible during a total solar eclipse, is called the ___.

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    penumbra

    umbra

    corona

    corolla

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  • Question 5
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    Solar flares, prominences, coronal holes, and coronal mass ejections are all due to disturbances in _____ on the sun.

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    the convective zone

    the radiative zone

    the core

    magnetic fields

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    The ___ was a huge solar storm in 1859 caused by 2 CMEs hitting Earth. Telegraph stations were damaged, and northern lights were seen much farther south than normal. If it happened again today, communication, electrical power, and navigation all would be disrupted - potentially for years.

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    Bastille Day Storm

    Carrington Event

    Solar Mega Storm

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  • Question 7
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    Our sun is a small G2 ___ star.

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    red giant

    white dwarf

    yellow dwarf

    red dwarf

  • Question 8
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    These appear darker than the rest of the sun's surface (photosphere) because the strong magnetic fields associated with them decrease convection from below the surface, cooling this area.

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    filaments

    prominences

    sun spots

    flares

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  • Question 9
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    Our school has one of these devices that measure the changing strength of the local magnetic field twice per second. This was given to the school through NASA's THEMIS mission.

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    seismograph

    magnetometer

    solar telescope

    coronagraph

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  • Question 10
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    Does the sun have enough mass to ever become a supernova?

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    Yes

    No

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