QUIZ
Galaxies and Gravity
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23 questions
Q.

Gravity attracts objects towards one another

answer choices

True

False

Q.

Where is the sun located in the galaxy?

answer choices

at the edge

within an outer arm

at the center

within the center body

Q.

Gravity is based on an object's _____________.

answer choices

roundness

brightness

appearance

mass

Q.

What evidence supports the sun's location in the galaxy?

answer choices

observation of globular clusters

measurement of brightness in the galaxy

composition of the stars in the galaxy

elliptical orbits of planets around the sun

Q.

What keeps the planets in orbit around the sun?

answer choices

stars

heat

gravity

satellites

Q.

What galaxy are Earth and the solar system located?

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Andromeda galaxy

Whirlpool galaxy

Inner Planet galaxy

Milky Way galaxy

Q.

Why do the planets in our solar system orbit the sun?

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because the sun is the brightest

because the sun was there first

because the sun has the most mass

because nothing can orbit planets

Q.

What is true about the dark areas of the night sky?

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Black holes make up the dark areas of the sky

Objects in the dark areas of the sky are too far to be seen

There is nothing located in the dark areas of the sky

Objects in the dark areas are moving too fast to be seen

Q.

This is the word that describes space and all the matter and energy in it.

answer choices

universe

space

solar system

sun

Q.

Which of the following is the largest?

answer choices

cluster

solar system

star

galaxy

Q.

Gravity is the force objects put on each other because of their ____________.

answer choices

speed

mass

direction

location

Q.

Why is the Earth and other planets spherical?

answer choices

erosion from asteroids hitting the surface

heat from the sun melted the object's surface

force of gravity is acting evenly in all directions around the center mass

pressure of the atmosphere acting evenly in all directions

Q.

What would happen if the mass of one object suddenly increased?

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The mass of the other object would increase

The distance between the objects would increase

The gravitational force of the objects would remain constant

The gravitational force between 2 objects would increase

Q.

What force keeps the planets held in their orbit?

answer choices

gravitational force

nuclear force

electrical force

magnetic force

Q.

If 2 planets of the same mass are in space and A is closer to the sun while B is farther away from the sun, which one will have a stronger gravitational field/force?

answer choices

planet A

planet B

Q.

What might happen to a satellite if Earth's gravity suddenly disappeared?

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The satellite would stop moving

The satellite would fall to Earth

The satellite would move into space in a straight line

The satellite would continue to orbit Earth

Q.

Which of the following choices are true about orbits?

answer choices

All objects in space move in perfect, circular orbits

The size of an object determines the size of its orbit

The size of both the object and the object it orbits are equal

The force of gravity is what holds each object in its orbit

Q.

Which evidence describes how we know where Earth is located in the Milky way galaxy?

answer choices

Globular clusters seen from telescopes tell us that our solar system is not near the center of the Milky way, but rather we are located in the outer arm

Our solar system is located in the center mass of the Milky way galaxy

Our solar system is located on the inner arm of the galaxy

Our solar system is not in the Milky Way galaxy

Q.

Which option shows objects in the correct order from smallest to largest.

answer choices

universe, galaxy, solar system, planet

solar system, universe, galaxy, planet

planet, solar system, galaxy, universe

galaxy, planet, universe, solar system

Q.

True or False: Galaxies are moving toward one another and may collide in the future.

answer choices

True

False

Q.

What object is much smaller than our sun, but has more than 4 times the mass of the sun and is so powerful that even light can't escape?

answer choices

elliptical

asteroid

Andromeda

black hole

Q.

Finish this sentence correctly. A spiral galaxy is best described as a very large group of stars....

answer choices

arranged in arms encircling a dense center

packed into a dense, spherical center

arranged into the shape of an elliptical disc

Q.

Choose the best definition for universe.

answer choices

an extremely large group of stars in space

consists of the sun, 8 planets, and their moons

all space and the matter that space contains

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