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Question 1

What is the Great Red Spot? Question 1 options: A) large, anticyclonic storm on Neptune discovered by the Voyager spacecraft.

B) large and long-lived, possibly permanent storm on Jupiter. C) dark, polar hood in the clouds of Titan, a satellite of Saturn. D) lava lake on Io, a satellite of Jupiter.

Question 2
The circulation in Earth's atmosphere is dominated by Question 2 options: one large convection cell in each hemisphere, with air rising at the A) equator due to solar heating, moving toward the poles at high altitude and returning along the surface. three large convection cells in each hemisphere, with surface winds B) toward the equator in the tropics and away from the equator at temperate latitudes. C) D) a random distribution of transient storms and high-pressure areas, with no permanent overall pattern. bands of winds blowing parallel to the equator, from the east in the tropics and from the west at temperate latitudes.

Question 3
Are the constellations seasonal? Question 3 options: Yes. As the year progresses, the constellations change their positions A) with respect to each other, so every night brings a different mixture of summer and winter constellations. B) Yes. On a summer night all the constellations you can see are different from the constellations you can see on a winter night.

Yes. On a summer night many of the constellations you can see are C) different from the constellations you can see on a winter night. But there are some constellations you can see all year long. D) No. If you wait long enough, you can see all the constellations on any clear night of the year.

Question 4
The Milky Way Galaxy Question 4 options: A) is unique in the universe in showing definite spiral structure. B) C) is one of only a few spiral galaxies; most other galaxies in the universe are amorphous collections of stars shaped like ellipsoids. contains the whole universe; everything observable is within its volume.

D) is one of many billions of galaxies in the universe.

Question 5
The first pulsar was discovered by Question 5 options: 1) Johannes Kepler, in 1604. 2) an English graduate student, Jocelyn Bell, in 1967. 3) the Astronomer Royal in Newton's time, Sir Edmund Halley, in 1606. 4) the Hubble Space Telescope, soon after it was launched, in 1990.

Question 6
A black hole is so named because Question 6 options: 1) 2) the gravitational field is so high that the wavelength of its emitted light is shifted into the infrared and radio regions of the spectrum. no light can escape from it on account of its powerful gravitational field.

3) 4)

it emits no visible light because it is so cold, its energy being held in an intense gravity field. its spectrum has the same shape as that of a laboratory blackbody at a temperature of about 1000 K.

Question 7
Which characteristic of Jupiters satellite Io makes it different from any other known satellite in the solar system? Question 7 options: A) Io has a permanent, dense atmosphere. B) Io has geyserlike plumes of nitrogen gas. C) Io is volcanically active, with gas plumes and lava flows. D) Ios surface is broken into heavily cratered and lightly cratered regions in a pattern similar to plate tectonics.

Question 8
Earth would not have seasons if Question 8 options: A) its axis of rotation were perpendicular to its orbital plane. B) the observer's zenith were perpendicular to Earth's orbital plane. C) its axis of rotation were perpendicular to its equatorial plane. D) its equatorial plane were perpendicular to its orbital plane.

Question 9
A typical asteroid is made of Question 9 options: A) rock and metal. B) ices of water, methane, and ammonia or perhaps ices with dust-sized grains of rock mixed in.

C) ice with a liquid water core.

D) rock and ice.

Question 10
The Kuiper belt is


a flat or donut-shaped distribution of distant comets around the Sun, extending out about 500 AU.