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# FINAL - PHY180 Final Exam Section 1 December 8 2003 Answer...

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PHY180 Final Exam - Section 1 December 8, 2003. Answer the multiple choice questions by circling the number of the best answer. NAME ___________________________ ID NUMBER ______________________ ESSAY (20 points): Consider the following two statements: “The moon is a sphere lit by the sun.” and “Picasso was a great artist.” Now, I want you to think about the truth of each of them for a few minutes, and maybe go down the hall and get a drink of water, and even walk around until you formulate an answer. Then, write a paragraph or two to express the results of your thinking. You might want to consider the answer you (or a student) would give in a century

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Multiple Choice (one point each): 1. As seen from the earth's equator, what fraction of the visible hemisphere appears to you circumpolar? a. none of it. b. one third of it. c. half of it. d. two thirds of it. e. all of it. 2. The path through the sky taken by the sun annually is the: a. equator. b. zenith. c. horizon. d. ecliptic. e. polhode. 3. Which body moves one degree per day eastward among the stars? a. Sun b. Moon c. Mercury d. Mars e. The star Capella 4. At full moon, as seen from the earth, the moon lies: a. close to the sun. b. 90 degrees east of the sun. c. opposite the sun. d. 90 degrees west of the sun. e. close to the celestial pole. 5. What is the phase of the moon for a solar eclipse? a. New. b. First quarter. c. Full Moon. d. Third quarter. e. Waxing gibbous. 6. If sunrise is at 6:00 am today, and the moon rises at 3:00 am, what phase is it? a. waxing crescent b. waxing gibbous c. full d. waning gibbous e. waning crescent 7. According to Kepler's second law, when a planet moves closer to the sun in its orbit, it: a. speeds up. b. slows down. c. undergoes retrograde motion. d. changes the focal point of its ellipse. e. changes its eccentricity. 8. In the sun-centered solar system model, you expect that the cycle of parallax motions of stars would occur over what time interval? a. One day. b. One week. c. One month. d. One year. e. Never, there is no cycle. 9. In the earth-centered solar system model, you expect that the cycle of parallax motions of stars would occur over what time interval? a. One day. b. One week. c. One month. d. One year. e. Never, there is no cycle. 10. What is the basic reason that the moon rises 50 minutes later each night? a. the earth rotates on its axis. b. the earth revolves around the sun.
c. the moon revolves around the earth. d. the moon's orbit is tipped 5 degrees to the ecliptic. e. the earth's axis is tipped 23.5 degrees to the ecliptic. 11. What is the basic reason that we have seasons? a. the earth rotates on its axis. b. the earth revolves around the sun. c.

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